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Monday, November 20, 2006

Today Is Absurdity Day

20th November 2006 is "Absurdity Day"!...Never heard of it??? Well, we find people doing absurd things for absurd reasons everyday ! To commemorate all the absurd things people have done and continue to do, someone decided to make today National Absurdity Day. But why on this particular day is not known...that itself is absurd!

However, there are quite a few absurd occurrences on this particular day that might have contributed to the nomanclature.

  • Nov. 20, 1984: One of the largest crowds in history showed up to watch Michael Jackson's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame be unveiled.
  • Nov. 20, 1984: 50 billionth McDonald's hamburger is made.
  • Nov. 20, 1991: Michael Bolton's single "When a Man Loves a Woman" tops the charts.
  • Nov. 20, 2000: Lawyers for Al Gore and George W. Bush battle before the Florida Supreme Court over the presidential recount.
  • Nov. 20, 1761: Pope John VII was born.
Not convinced? Nevermind...go out and revel in your absurdities on this most absurd of national holidays.

Wish your MySpace friends on Absurdity Day and encourage them to be absurd! Just copy the html code and paste it into the "post comment" area of your Myspace friends' profile.

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