Thursday, November 8, 2012

X-Ray Day and National Dunce Day

National Dunce Day? Wasn't Election Day Tuesday? No matter, says Hallmark; National Dunce Day is observed today.

Most of the Usual Suspects line up on today being X-Ray Day, commemorating the discovery of x-rays on this date in 1895, by German physicist Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen. X-ray specs followed in 1909, firing the imaginations (but improving neither the knowledge nor moral fiber) of young teenage boys all across America. An "improved" design was patented in 1971 by Harold von Braunhut, who also gave the world the Amazing Sea Monkeys.

Today is also Cook Something Bold Day. We'd recommend against serving up Amazing Sea Monkeys, whether fried or filleted.

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