April 9th is Name Yourself Day. If you feel like your parents got your name wrong, then go ahead and give yourself the name you’ve always wanted! After all, if I had a last name like Horney, Dimple, or Fingerhut, I’d probably want to change my name! (*actual last names of people I knew)
Here are few people who may be changing their names today:
Some Unfortunately Named People:
- Robert Fagot – It’s not surprising that he needed Chuck Woolery’s help finding a date.
- Emma Royd – Her co-workers insist she’s a pain in the butt, but she doesn’t understand why.
- Batman Bin Suparman – Strangely, his favorite comic book character is Spiderman. Continue reading “Change Your Name Today!” »
Time to brush up on your belly laughs. April is National Humor Month! Larry Wilde, Director of The Carmel Institute of Humor, founded this month “to heighten public awareness on how the joy and therapeutic value of laughter can improve health, boost morale, increase communication skills and enrich the quality of one’s life.”
In 2001, a team of scientists embarked on one of the world’s largest, and most unusual, experiments: to find the world’s funniest joke and answer important questions about the psychology of humor. They dubbed this experiment “LaughLab.”
According to the studies, laughing increases our heart rate, helps us breathe more deeply, and Continue reading “Tickle your funny bone… April is Humor Month!” »
March 24th is Houdini Day!
Legendary escape artist Harry Houdini was born Ehrich Weisz on March 24, 1874, in Budapest, Hungary. When he was still a toddler, his family emigrated to America. Ehrich grew up selling newspapers and shining shoes to help support his family (he had at least 5 siblings).
Ehrich’s first performance was as a trapeze artist at the tender age of 9. He billed himself as “Ehrich, Prince of the Air.” A few years later, Ehrich jumped on a train and ran away from home for a year before rejoining his family.
At the age of 17, Ehrich launched his career as a magician and renamed himself in honor of Continue reading “Happy Houdini Day!” »