Ask a Stupid Question Day
When : September 28th, sometimes celebrated on the last school day of September.
Today is Ask a Stupid Question Day. It's your opportunity to speak up, and to ask all those questions you were afraid to ask. All those questions that you thought were too stupid or dumb to ask, have been piling up all year long. Today is the day to unload them. C'mon give it a try. Nobody will laugh......we hope.
This may be a stupid question, but I will ask it anyway...... Teachers say there is no such thing as a stupid question. Or, that no question is too stupid to ask. If this is true, then why do your classmates laugh when you ask a question? Yes, kids can be cruel. But, if you have a question, there's no better place to ask, than in the classroom.
Today's Quote: "Stupid is as stupid does". Forrest Gump
Movie of the Day: "Dumb and Dumber"
Other "Stupid" stuff:
Ask a stupid question, get a stupid answer.
This might sound stupid, but......
Do you think I'm stupid enough to fall for that (duh!)
Seen on a T-shirt "I'm with Stupid". Well, if that's true, how smart are you?
Origin of Ask a Stupid Question Day:
The roots of this special day goes back to the 1980's. At the time, there was a movement by teachers to try to get kids to ask more questions in the classroom. Kids sometimes hold back, fearing their question is stupid, and asking it will result in ridicule.Teachers created this day on September 28, If it fell on a weekend, they would celebrate it on the last school day of the month.
This Day in History September 28th
Navigator Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo of Portugal arrives at what is now San Diego, California, United States. (1542)
American Revolution: Samuel Huntington is elected President of the Continental Congress, succeeding John Jay. (1779)
American forces backed by a French fleet begin the siege of Yorktown, Virginia, during the American Revolutionary War. (1781)
The newly completed United States Constitution is voted on by the U.S. Congress to be sent to the state legislatures for approval. (1787)
France becomes the first European country to emancipate its Jewish population. (1791)
Toronto becomes the capital of Ontario. (1867)
The United States takes control of Midway Island. (1867)
Brazilian Parliament passes the Law of the Free Womb, granting freedom to all new children born to slaves, the first major step in the eradication of slavery in Brazil. (1871)
Riots break out in Montreal to protest against compulsory smallpox vaccination. (1885)
The first General Conference on Weights and Measures (CGPM) defines the length of a meter as the distance between two lines on a standard bar of an alloy of platinum with ten percent iridium, measured at the melting point of ice. (1889)
The first night game for American football takes place in a contest between Wyoming Seminary and Mansfield State Normal. (1892)
Corporal Frank S. Scott of the United States Army becomes the first enlisted man to die in an airplane crash. He and pilot Lt. Lewis C. Rockwell are killed in the crash of an Army Wright Model B at College Park, Maryland. (1912)
Race riots begin in Omaha, Nebraska, US. (1919)
First round-the-world flight completed. The trip took 175 days, covering over 27,340 mi. (1924)
The car ferry MS Estonia sinks in Baltic Sea, killing 852 people. (1994)
Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and PLO Chairman Yasser Arafat sign the Interim Agreement on the West Bank and the Gaza Strip. (1995)