Friday, June 1, 2012

Today is Flip a Coin Day

Not much to work with here, is there?

Supposedly, Julius Caesar invented the coin flip as a means of settling disputes -- and he always called "heads" because that was his head on the coin.

No, I don't believe it either.

It is also Children's Day in many places around the world, including Mongolia (which, given what we learned yesterday about Genghis Khan, certainly seems appropriate).

June 1 has also been designated as Go Barefoot Day. This seems an idea of questionable merit, especially for those living in urban areas. Also, many of the better taverns have a strict no shirt-no shoes-no service policy.

It may be appropriate to use today to celebrate one of the many month-long observances I recently offered you. To that list, our crack research staff here at The Blog of Days has added still one more: Today also marks the beginning of National Black Music Month (which President Obama has called "African-American Music Appreciation Month" in his 2010 and 2011 proclamations on the subject -- and, no, at press time the 2012 proclamation was not yet available on National Black Music Month has been proclaimed by the White House for June of every year since 1979 -- and that's easier to say.

Whatever you celebrate today, celebrate it safely. After all, it's also National Safety Month.

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