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Opposite Day

Friday, January 25, 2013

Opposite Day

When : Always January 25th

Opposite Day is a topsy, turvy day when everything you say, do, see, and hear are the opposite. If you say go left, you mean go right. If you say look up, it means look down. If you see your left foot...is it really your right?

Yesiree, Bob. Opposite Day can be a whole lot of fun. It can also be very, very confusing. This special day is celebrated primarily among school children. Sponge Bob Square Pants even got into the act, with an episode containing the whimsical nature of this day.

Thought for the Day: Opposites attract.

Origin of Opposite Day:
We have yet to discover who created this day, or the original date of creation. In true "Opposite Day" spirit, you have to look for someone who says "I didn't create this day", and go from there.

References to Opposite Day date back to around 2000. However, we found some casual reference to President Calvin Coolidge in the 1920's. Is it possible that a president said one thing and meant another?
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Some recent writings suggest the first Tuesday of the year. However, older research, points to the 25th. We suspect there may be more than one celebration of Opposite Day.

This Day in History January 25
The first Winter Olympic games begin in Chamonix, France. (1924)
The first Emmy awards were given out. (1949)
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LITTLEWIND53 1/26/2013 9:13PM

    This blog is very dull and boring...... lol

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PMAY0313 1/26/2013 12:43PM

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PATRICIAAK 1/25/2013 8:33PM

    My kids used to love days like this when they were in school.

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HEALTHIERKEN 1/25/2013 3:01PM

    Not to be oppositional, but to those who are Scots and those who would be Scots, January 25 is Burns Day, a day to celebrate the life and work of Robert Burns and a day to revel in all things Scottish. Care to join me in a glass of the finest single malt whiskey, anyone, while wrapped in a tartan and listening to the skirl o' the pipes?


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