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Posts Tagged ‘invention’

TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 9/18/21- PLAY-DOH DAY!

We all played with it as kids, and if memory serves, it didn’t taste too bad at all, so today we reminisce and celebrate NATIONAL PLAY-DOH DAY! Officially called a “modeling compound,” Play-Doh was the invention of Noah McVicker while working for the Cincinnati-based soap manufacturer Kutol […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 4/10/21 – INTERNATIONAL HUMAN CANNONBALL DAY!

From the Don’t Try This At Home files: Her name was Rossa Matilda Richter, a 14 year-old circus performer known as Zazel, the place was the Royal Aquarium in London, England, and the date was April 10, 1877, now known as INTERNATIONAL HUMAN CANNONBALL DAY! Somehow Zazel got […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 4/5/21 – GO FOR BROKE DAY!

“Well, what’s it gonna be, punk? Feeling lucky today?” You should hope so, because today is NATIONAL GO FOR BROKE DAY! We all have something we swear we’re going to do someday, take a wild chance on something that might not go our way. Are you in […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 2/13/21 – WORLD RADIO DAY!

Maybe video killed the radio star, but no invention has yet to replace radio itself, so today we mark WORLD RADIO DAY! This is not a celebration of Marconi, Faraday, Hertz, Orsted, Ampere, Henry, Maxwell, Stubblefield or Popov, all of whom seem to have a claim on […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 1/27/21 – NATIONAL CRAPPER DAY!

No, he didn’t invent the flush toilet, as is often claimed. Worse. It was the ballcock he invented, making today NATIONAL CRAPPER DAY! As in Thomas Crapper, master plumber and proprietor of Thomas Crapper & Company in London, England, a brass foundry and plumbing supply operation. Crapper […]

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