Dunce Day

When : Always November 8th

Dunce Day celebrates the the term ""Dunce"" and dunce caps. Today marks the death (November 8, 1308) of medieval scholar Duns Scotus of Duns, Scotland.

Dunce Day is all about learning. So, lets get right to it and learn about dunce caps and the creator of dunce caps.

Duns Scotus of Duns, Scotland was a medieval scholar. Perceptions of his views ranged from brilliant to less than complimentary. Duns Scotus believed that cone shaped hats increased learning potential. He believed knowledge would flow from the point of the cap, down and into the head of the wearer, making that person smarter. About all this accomplished over time, was the perception of a person wearing a dunce cap to be...... a dunce. There was a positive side to his use of dunce caps. It motivated the wearer to learn more, so he could be rid of the the cap. Scholar critics of his work derived the term ""dunce"" from his name and place of birth.

Put on a Dunce Cap today, and have a very smart and educational Dunce Day!!!


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Cook Something Bold Day

When : Always November 8th

Cook Something Bold Day is today.

According to it's creator, Wellcat.com, Cook Something Bold Day is designed to encourage us to cook something bold and daring, that will fill up the house with warm, ""homey"" odors. It is celebrated in the month of November, as houses are closed up for the winter, and capture the cooking smells.

We hope you cook up a storm today, and have a very happy Cook Something Bold Day!!!


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X-Ray Day

Wilhelm Röntgen discovered x-rays on November 8th, 1895 when he discovered treated cardboard he was using in routine experiments glowed in certain situations – the result of radiation hitting the surface. X-Ray Day celebrates his discovery, and all things x-ray; from the use of x-rays in obvious places such as hospitals and healthcare, to less well-known environments such as food safety and improved crop germination.


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Tongue Twister Day

Peter Piper picked a peck of… Peter Piper pecked a pick… Never mind; you get the point. Tongue Twister Day is about fumbling through those awkward phrases in an attempt to improve enunciation and impress your friends.


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