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Stay informed with Fun Facts & Stories about what National Days we are Celebrating Today!

Stay informed with Fun Facts & Stories about what National Days we are Celebrating Today!

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Stay informed with Fun Facts & Stories about what National Days we are Celebrating Today!

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Episodes

October 26, 2021 – National Tennessee Day | National Mule Day

10/25/2021
Some Places Roll Out The Red Carpet For The Oddest Reasons. Welcome to October 26, 2021 on the National Day Calendar. Today we celebrate the Southern hospitality of our feathered friends and the workhorse of the Old West. If you find yourself in Memphis, Tennessee, it’s likely because you are there to visit Graceland. But once you’re done exploring Elvis Presley’s mansion, head downtown to the Peabody Hotel. Here you’ll find one of the most unique traditions in the country. Each day, there’s...

Duration:00:02:30

October 25, 2021 – Chucky, The Notorious Killer Doll Day | National Greasy Food Day

10/24/2021
When It Comes To This Kind Of Food, Everyone Has A Favorite. Welcome to October 25, 2021 on the National Day Calendar. Today we celebrate creepy dolls and greasy spoons. For those of you who aren’t Chucky fans, you have a pass. All others, get your popcorn and beverage of choice and hit play! I’m talking of course about Chucky, the Notorious Killer Doll movies. Some who celebrate, dress up as Chucky and collect his merchandise, while others read up on the behind the scene facts on the many...

Duration:00:02:30

October 24, 2021 – National Mother-In-Law Day | National Bologna Day

10/23/2021
This Lunch Meat Has A First Name That Hasn't Changed For Centuries. Welcome to October 24, 2021 on the National Day Calendar. Today we celebrate magical mother-in-laws and the first name in lunch meat. Okay, we’re getting close to Halloween and if you think celebrating National Mother-In-Law Day is more than a little scary, here's something to lighten your spirits. The most magical, fictional mother-in-law award goes to … Agnes Moorhead as Endora on Bewitched. Not only did she possess witchy...

Duration:00:02:30

October 23, 2021 – National Boston Cream Pie Day | National TV Talk Show Host Day

10/22/2021
This Delicious Dessert Has An Identity Crisis. Welcome to October 23, 2021 on the National Day Calendar. Today we celebrate a confusing dessert and a talk show legend. You may be confused when you order Boston Cream Pie and end up with a piece of cake. Hardly anyone is disappointed, however, by the buttery layers of sponge cake, paired with pastry cream and a shiny coat of chocolate. At the time the dessert was created, cakes and pies were baked in the same pans. Thus, their names became...

Duration:00:02:30

October 22, 2021 – National Make A Dog’s Day | National Color Day

10/21/2021
There Is One Thing Your Dog Craves Above All Else... Welcome to October 22, 2021 on the National Day Calendar. Today we celebrate rewarding our true blue friends and a dash of color. There are lots of days that celebrate our furry friends but this one celebrates the most loyal. For the dogs who have stood by our side through thick and thin today is all about them. It doesn't take much to please our pups: an extra long walk or a special treat would do. What you may not realize is that what...

Duration:00:02:22

October 21, 2021 – National Reptile Awareness Day | National Pumpkin Cheesecake Day

10/20/2021
This Creature Takes The Prize For "Weird." Welcome to October 21, 2021 on the National Day Calendar. Today we celebrate our scaly neighbors and an early Thanksgiving treat. The Mary River Turtle of Queensland, Australia definitely stands out in a crowd. First of all, it has feelers growing out of its chin. It’s also known as the Punk Rock Turtle. That’s because of the bright green moss that grows on the turtle’s head in the shape of a mohawk. Seriously. It makes them look like Muppets. And...

Duration:00:02:19

October 20, 2021 – National Chicken And Waffles Day | National Youth Confidence Day

10/19/2021
All It Took Was A Little Encouragement To Promote This Young Superstar. Welcome to October 20, 2021 on the National Day Calendar. Today we celebrate delicious mashups and building up our youth. One of the South’s most famous food creations is chicken and waffles. But this delicious combination of flavors was actually born in the Harlem neighborhood of New York City. During the 1940s, the Wells Supper Club was a popular late-night spot and attracted Jazz musicians after their gigs. They’d...

Duration:00:02:29

October 19, 2021 – National Kentucky Day | International Gin And Tonic Day

10/18/2021
Cheers To The Drink That Started As Medicine And Still Goes Down Smooth! Welcome to October 19, 2021 on the National Day Calendar. Today we celebrate a state with a big impact and smooth medicine. Kentucky is known for many things—horses, bluegrass, and bourbon whiskey. It also has a unique city named Middlesboro, which makes a claim no other city in the United States can. It’s built in a meteorite crater. About 300 million years ago, a meteor crashed to Earth in this area and left a hole 3...

Duration:00:02:29

October 18, 2021 – International Legging Day | National No Beard Day

10/17/2021
The Tradition Of Shaving Your Beard Was Once A Matter Of Life & Death! Welcome to October 18, 2021 on the National Day Calendar. Today we celebrate getting a kick out of fashion and great moments in beard history. Although it’s a year-round staple, when the temperature drops down in the Fall it’s officially legging season. Once a necessity that provided an added layer of warmth, leggings are now part of an iconic style that’s both comfortable and fashionable. Leggings truly set a trend in...

Duration:00:02:29

October 17, 2021 – National Mulligan Day | National Pasta Day

10/16/2021
This Change Allowed Pasta To Hitch A Ride Around The Globe. Welcome to October 17, 2021 on the National Day Calendar. Today we celebrate second chances and noodling around. A mulligan is a do over or a chance to hit the reset button. In golf it’s a term that means taking a second shot if things don’t go according to plan. No one is exactly sure which Mulligan gave us this term whether it was David Mulligan from Canada, John “Buddy” Mulligan from New Jersey or Thomas Mulligan from Ireland....

Duration:00:02:29

October 16, 2021 – National Sweetest Day | National Sports Day

10/15/2021
How Many Syllables Are In The Word 'Caramel?' Remember That Being Sweet Means Letting Your Friends Have There Way. Welcome to October 16, 2021 on the National Day Calendar. Today we celebrate sweet rewards and healthy competition. National Sweetest Day encourages everyone to be generous even in the smallest ways. From its inception as Candy Day in 1916, this day reminds us that even small tokens improve the lives of those around us. And if you’re so inclined you can spread this sweetness...

Duration:00:02:29

October 15, 2021 – National I Love Lucy Day | National Cheese Curd Day

10/14/2021
This Was The First TV Show To Be Filmed Before A Live Audience. Welcome to October 15, 2021 on the National Day Calendar. Today we celebrate love at first sight and bringing back that squeaky feeling. If your life ever feels like an episode of Job Switching, where Lucy has to beat the conveyor belt of candy by hiding them in her mouth, chances are you’ve already fallen in love with Lucy. This iconic tv show first aired on October 15, 1951 and for audiences it was love at first sight. That’s...

Duration:00:02:29

October 14, 2021 – National Dessert Day | Squirrel Awareness Month

10/13/2021
While Some Animals Prepare For Hibernation, This One Is Planning Its Next Season Of Water Sports. Welcome to October 14, 2021 on the National Day Calendar. Today we celebrate rich desserts and crafty critters. According to the Guiness Book of World Records, the most expensive dessert in the world is the Frrrozen Haute Chocolate ice cream sundae from the restaurant Serendipity 3. This frozen dessert is made with a blend of the priceless cocoas and 23 karat gold flakes. It’s served in a goblet...

Duration:00:02:29

October 13, 2021 – National Fossil Day | Navy Birthday

10/12/2021
Not All Fossils Give Up Their Stories Right Away. Welcome to October 13, 2021 on the National Day Calendar. Today we celebrate digging up history and our Nation’s fighting spirit. In 1676, a giant leg bone was unearthed in England. Scientists didn’t know what it was, or where it came from, but they examined it and decided that it had come from—a giant. They were partially right. While they were envisioning a human-like, fairytale giant, it was actually from a giant lizard that would later...

Duration:00:02:29

October 12, 2021 – National Gumbo Day | National Farmer’s Day

10/11/2021
This Stew Makes Us Think Of Southern Cooking But It's Actually Much Older Than That! Welcome to October 12, 2021 on the National Day Calendar. Today we celebrate a Southern melting pot and those who work the land. When we think of gumbo, the hearty stew of seasoned vegetables and seafood or meat, we immediately think of Southern cooking. For this we can thank it’s older West African roots that blended with Native American and European traditions to create a culinary classic. Traditional...

Duration:00:02:29

October 11, 2021 – National Kick Butt Day | General Pulaski Memorial Day

10/10/2021
Einstein Said, "You Never Fail Until You Quit Trying." Turns Out He Was In Good Company. Welcome to October 11, 2021 on the National Day Calendar. Today we celebrate kicking butt and an uncommon hero. If you’re running low on motivation these days, you’re not alone. Most of us think that successful people have some extra luck, but the truth is, they’re just people who pushed past the failure. Milton Hershey worked in a candy factory, but when he tried to make it on his own he failed - three...

Duration:00:02:29

October 10, 2021 – National Walk To A Park Day | National Angel Food Cake Day

10/9/2021
This Dessert Was Once A Closely Guarded Secret. Welcome to October 10, 2021 on the National Day Calendar. Today we celebrate a walk in the park and the food of angels. How close is your closest park? You may not be aware of it, but on October 10, 2017 the Trust for Public Land launched the 10-Minute Walk Campaign. This movement calls on mayors across the country to ensure that people who live in cities have access to a quality park within a 10 minute walk of their home. Today nearly 300...

Duration:00:02:29

October 9, 2021 – I Love Yarn Day | National Chess Day

10/8/2021
If You Watched This Game In Real Time, You'll Remember The Surprise Ending! Welcome to October 9, 2021 on the National Day Calendar. Today we celebrate a soft spot for wool and a warm spot in the Cold War. In 1974, the sci-fi classic Doctor Who cast a new actor in the lead role. Costume designer James Acheson was given the task of creating a unique look for the Doctor. He thought the costume should have a scarf and he asked his friend Begonia Pope to knit one. Acheson dropped off several...

Duration:00:02:29

October 8, 2021 – American Touch Tag Day | National Fluffernutter Day

10/7/2021
One Team Carried On This Game For More Than 30 Years. Welcome to October 8, 2021 on the National Day Calendar. Today we celebrate a long standing game and a fluffy bite of history. In 1990, a group of friends, who called themselves the Tag Brothers started a game of tag. And it’s still going 30 years later. They’ve kept it up with a lot of work, creativity, and a little bit of craziness. In high school, they’d run up and tag someone. But as adults, they’ve upped the ante. One guy broke into...

Duration:00:02:29

October 7, 2021 – National Frappe Day | National LED Light Day

10/6/2021
This Happy Accident Is Now Available Everywhere! Welcome to October 7, 2021 on the National Day Calendar. Today we celebrate a happy accident and the big impact of short waves. Many of us can’t get going in the morning without a cup of joe. Luckily for coffee drinkers, Dimitris Vakondios was no exception. Dimitris was a Nestle employee in Greece who really needed a caffeine fix one morning. Unfortunately, there was no hot water in the office on that fateful day. But Dimitris would not be...

Duration:00:02:29