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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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Mandan, North Dakota

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

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English

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701-391-8955


Episodes

January 25, 2021 – National Opposite Day | National Bubble Wrap Day

1/24/2021
Welcome to January 25th, 2021 on the National Day Calendar. Today we celebrate annoying opposites and that satisfying snap! Marlo: Good morning. I’m Anna Devere. Anna: And I’m Marlo Anderson. John: And I’m confused. What are you two talking about? Marlo: It’s Opposite Day, so we’re switching everything around. John: Okay. Got it. Can we take that from the top, Marlo? Anna: Sure. Let’s do it. John: Anna… Marlo: Yes? John: [sighs] Just go back to the beginning. Start whenever you’re ready....

Duration:00:02:29

January 24, 2021 – Beer Can Appreciation Day | National Peanut Butter Day

1/23/2021
What's Your Favorite Peanut Butter: Chunky Or Smooth? Or How About Diamond Studded? Welcome to January 24th, 2021 on the National Day Calendar. Today we celebrate inventions that are cracking and diamonds in the roughs. While beer drinkers enjoy both draft and bottled varieties, Beer Can Appreciation Day recognizes the innovation that brought beer in cans to market in 1935. The Krueger Brewing Company of Richmond, VA took a chance on the technology of the American Can Company and began...

Duration:00:02:29

January 23, 2021 – National Handwriting Day | National Pie Day

1/22/2021
What Is Your Favorite Kind Of Pie? Welcome to January 23rd, 2021 on the National Day Calendar. Today we celebrate handy work and hometown flavor. Before the invention of the printing press, the only way to get a copy of a book was to duplicate it by hand. During the Middle Ages, monks worked for hours at a time to reproduce the Bible, history books, and countless other volumes that might have been lost over time. Rooms called Scriptoriums were set up with rows and rows of desks, where they...

Duration:00:02:29

January 22, 2021 – National Blonde Brownie Day | Celebration of Life Day

1/21/2021
There's No Time Like The Present To Have Fun With Your Kids! Welcome to January 22nd, 2021 on the National Day Calendar. Today we celebrate natural blondes and having fun with our kids. If you believe that brownies have all the fun, then make room on your plate for the “blondie.” It turns out that the first brownies didn’t have cocoa at all but got their color from molasses. When chocolate became the norm in the early 1900s they told these bars apart by calling the original the blondie....

Duration:00:02:29

January 21, 2021 – Squirrel Appreciation Day | National Granola Bar Day

1/20/2021
Have You Heard Of Squirrel Girl? Don't Underestimate the Power Of The Squirrel. Welcome to January 21st, 2021 on the National Day Calendar. Today we celebrate the small and mighty that help us win the day. Because of all the Marvel movies and TV shows, you probably think that you know your superheroes pretty well. But here’s one I bet you haven’t heard of: Squirrel Girl. Seriously…she’s a real character. Doreen Green is just your ordinary teenage girl other than the fact that she has a long...

Duration:00:02:29

January 20, 2021 – National Disc Jockey Day | National Cheese Lover’s Day

1/19/2021
Who Is Your Favorite DJ? Welcome to January 20th, 2021 on the National Day Calendar. Today we celebrate iconic radio voices and lovers of cheese. On July 4th, 1970, a syndicated radio show made its debut with little fanfare. Appearing on only 7 stations, the show spotlighted the best-selling songs of each week. It wasn’t expected to do well, however, because radio was focusing on rock albums at the time. But the show became a huge success and its host, Casey Kasem, became a star. If you grew...

Duration:00:02:29

January 19, 2021 – National Slow Cooker Day | National Popcorn Day

1/18/2021
Can You Imagine The Movies Without Popcorn? Believe It Or Not One Guy Took A Big Chance To Put Popcorn Machines In His Theatres. Welcome to January 19th, 2021 on the National Day Calendar. Today we celebrate food that cooks itself and a snack with celebrity status. In 1800s Lithuania, Jewish families would put food in pots each Friday before sundown, then take them to the bakeries in town. Because the Sabbath prohibited actively cooking anything, Jewish people used the ovens, which were...

Duration:00:02:29

January 18, 2021 – National Thesaurus Day | Martin Luther King Jr. Day

1/17/2021
Did You Know That This Nobel Peace Prize Winner Shared His Prize Money With Other Organizations? Welcome to January 18th, 2021 on the National Day Calendar. Today we celebrate having a way with words and a dream that lives on today. You may not immediately recognize the name Peter Mark Roget, but chances are you’ve read his book. Or at least parts of it. In 1852, he published his Thesaurus of English Words and Phrases, which is still in use today. Over the years, Roget’s publication has been...

Duration:00:02:29

January 17, 2021 – National Hot Buttered Rum Day | National Bootlegger’s Day

1/16/2021
Do You Know Where The Phrase "Real McCoy" Comes From? Hint: It Has To Do With Bootlegging. Welcome to January 17th, 2021 on the National Day Calendar. Today we celebrate a better batter and unmasking the real McCoy. Hot buttered rum has been around since long before the American Revolution but with rum being one fifth of the colony’s economy at the time, this was the drink of choice. It is said that people were miserly with offering their tea, but almost every social occasion included...

Duration:00:02:29

January 16, 2021 – National Nothing Day | National Soup Month

1/15/2021
Welcome to January 16th, 2021 on the National Day Calendar. Today we celebrate philosophy and a food that helps us slow down. According to some philosophers, there is no such thing as nothing. With the very idea of thinking of the concept of nothingness, you’re proving that it doesn’t exist. That may sound like a big concept, but I think we can all relate. In the midst of our hectic lives, there’s almost no time for nothing. But the truth is we need to take a step back and relax— and...

Duration:00:02:29

January 15, 2021 – National Bagel Day | National Hat Day

1/14/2021
Welcome to January 15th, 2021 on the National Day Calendar. Today we celebrate carb fever and "mad hattery. " The recipe for making bagels was once a closely guarded secret. Jewish immigrants in New York City had brought this baked good to America in the early 1900s. They formed a union to keep their tradition to themselves and to keep jobs within their community. Only the sons of members were offered membership, and meetings were conducted only in Yiddish. As crazy as it may sound today,...

Duration:00:02:29

January 14, 2021 – National Ratification Day | National Dress Up Your Pet Day

1/13/2021
Did You Know That We Nearly Missed The Deadline To Bring The American Revolution To A Close? Welcome to January 14th, 2021 on the National Day Calendar. Today we celebrate stories in the nick of time and poseable pets. The official founding of the United States nearly didn’t happen because people couldn’t show up on time. The United States colonies signed the Treaty of Paris to end the war with England on September 3, 1783. They were then given 6 months to ratify the agreement and send it...

Duration:00:02:29

January 13, 2021 – National Rubber Ducky Day | National Sticker Day

1/13/2021
Is Your Rubber Ducky Still The One? Welcome to January 13th, 2021 on the National Day Calendar. Today we celebrate sticking around and ducky divas. We see them every day, but have you ever paid attention to the stickers on many fruits and vegetables? These are known as PLUs, or "price look up" labels, and they’re the same everywhere around the world. So if you buy a banana in Germany the code on it will be identical to one you buy in Minnesota. These stickers also have a story to tell: If a...

Duration:00:02:29

January 12, 2021 – National Curry Chicken Day | National Marzipan Day

1/11/2021
Did You Know That Chicken Curry Has An Alias? Welcome to January 12th, 2021 on the National Day Calendar. Today we celebrate exotic birds and playing with your food. Country Captain is a chicken curry dish with a long association to the American South. But just when did this marriage of exotic spices and humble chicken take place? We know that Britain’s longtime presence in India gave them a taste for curry’s spicy mix of cumin, coriander, ginger garlic and turmeric. Country Captain was...

Duration:00:02:29

January 11, 2021 – National Clean Off Your Desk Day | National Hobby Month

1/10/2021
What New Hobby Have You Wanted To Try? This Is Your Lucky Month! Welcome to January 11th, 2021 on the National Day Calendar. Today we celebrate cleaning up and having more fun. Anna: Marlo, what’s going on with your desk? Marlo: What are you talking about? Anna: I mean, there are so many papers and tchatchkes that I can’t even see the desktop. Do you really need that many Star Trek bobbleheads? Marlo: Yes I do. And I’m offended that you even have to ask. Anna: Ok what about all these...

Duration:00:02:29

January 10, 2021 – National Sunday Supper Day | National Oysters Rockefeller Day

1/9/2021
This Dish Was Named For The Richest Man Of His Time. Welcome to January 10th, 2021 on the National Day Calendar. Today we celebrate the best day of the week and shelling out the green. National Sunday Supper Day invites you to celebrate the great tradition of breaking bread together. Sundays are usually lazy days, especially in winter, so why not make the most of it? Take time for “slow food” that gives you room to catch up on what’s been going on during the week. The menu is not as...

Duration:00:02:29

January 9, 2021 – National Static Electricity Day | National Balloon Ascension Day

1/8/2021
Did You Know That Lightening is Basically Static Electricity? Welcome to January 9th, 2021 on the National Day Calendar. Today we celebrate shocking effects and reaching new heights. Marlo, did you ever rub your feet on the carpet and then zap someone? Then you already know the magic of static electricity! When the positive and negative charges of an atom are out of balance and have nowhere to go they build up and stay static in one place, until they are released. A spark of static...

Duration:00:02:30

January 8, 2021 – National Bubble Bath Day | National English Toffee Day

1/7/2021
Welcome to January 8th, 2021 on the National Day Calendar. Today we celebrate the frothy side of life and a break from tradition. We all need a well deserved break now again and a tub filled with bubbles may be just the thing. But did you know the man behind Mr. Bubble was a well known workaholic? Harold Schafer from Stanton, North Dakota spent his early days trying just about everything for work from candling eggs, to shoveling snow but found his niche in sales. In 1942 he started the Gold...

Duration:00:02:29

January 7, 2021 – National Tempura Day | National Bobblehead Day

1/6/2021
Do You Know Which Bobbleheads Collectors Go Crazy For? Welcome to January 7th, 2021 on the National Day Calendar. Today we celebrate the origins of a Japanese foodie favorite and famous noggins. You may think of tempura as a Japanese dish, but the art of batter frying first came to Japan from Portuguese missionaries. In the mid 16th century Nagasaki, Japan was a closed-port to most of the world, but the Portuguese were allowed to bring in Catholicism and with it, a food made during lent. The...

Duration:00:02:29

January 6, 2021 – National Cuddle Up Day | National Technology Day

1/5/2021
Did You Know That Most Of The Technology We Enjoy Today Had It's Critics? Yep, Even Trains, Planes and Automobiles Were Not To Be Trusted! Welcome to January 6th, 2021 on the National Day Calendar. Today we celebrate staying cozy and talking tech. If you think you’re cold this winter, try living in Antarctica. In winter, the wind chills can plunge to minus 76°F. One of the only animals who can survive in this climate is the Emperor Penguin and they do it by cuddling together. Their system is...

Duration:00:02:29