Have you ever wondered what would happen if dogs and cats had opposable thumbs? If so, there is a special day for you to take your imagination to even higher levels. If […]
New Year Traditions around the World.
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If you do a little research you will come to know that be it the western or the eastern part of the world, New Year is celebrated with…
Merry Christmas from Commonplace Fun Facts!
What To Do When a Restaurant that is Always Open Closes for Christmas?
The Denny’s restaurant chain is famous for always being open. Established in 1953, the franchise now includes 1,700 locations in 15 countries. Since 1956, the restaurant is known for being open 24 […]
Worst Christmas Song Earns Big Money Each Year
Type the words “worst Christmas song ever” into any search engine, and you are guaranteed to see “Wonderful Christmastime” by Paul McCartney. Some critics have even gone so far as to label […]
The Year of Two Thanksgivings
Thanksgiving is intended to be a day for gratitude. It is a time to take a break from the frenetic pace of life and reflect on the blessings we have received from […]
Red Suit, White Beard, and the Infinity Gauntlet?
Santa clearly knows who has been naughty and who has been nice, but what if he had the power to snap his fingers and wipe those on the Naughty List out of […]
Nonstandard Celebration Of World Standards
World Standards Day commemorates international efforts to develop voluntary standardization among regulators, industries, and consumers. By using the same measurements and identical baselines, it promotes less waste and greater efficiency. The date […]
To Mass We Go — Get Your Skates
Going to Grandma’s house in a one-horse open sleigh might be your ideal means of Christmas travel, but for residents of Caracas, Venezuela, the tradition is for the entire city to roller-skate to […]
“счастливого Рождества” or “Merry Christmas” — What Day To Say It?
If you live in Russia or Ukraine, you probably celebrate Christmas on January 7, due to the different calendar kept by the Orthodox Church.
The Rising Costs of Partridges in Pear Trees
If you want to bless your true love during the 12 days of Christmas next year, you may want to save up your pennies, starting now. According to the latest study, the […]
Christmas in D.C.
“Our nation’s capital is really getting into the holiday spirit. Yesterday I saw Tip O’Neil with a beard and red suit, shimmying down the Washington Monument.” — Bob Hope Tip O’Neil, […]
Have a Finger-Lickin’ Good Christmas!
While visions of sugar plums may dance in the heads of children in most of the world on Christmas Eve, in Japan the dreams are more likely to be filled with images […]
Have Yourself a Happy Hogmanay
In northeastern Scotland a local custom is the annual swinging of the fireball. This involves local people making up ‘balls’ of chicken wire filled with old newspaper, sticks, rags, and other dry […]
November — A Month for Eating Healthy, Spicy, or Just Plain Pigging Out
In the United States the month of November has been designated as National Good Nutrition Month. Interestingly enough, it is also National Peanut Butter Month, National Pepper Month, and, of course, the […]