Have you ever had a day where you feel like up is down and right is left? Well, imagine making those changes on purpose … today is "Opposite Day!" It's great fun for both kids and kids at heart. Here are some fun ways to celebrate this crazy, mixed up day:
* Exchange chores with your children. Go to bed early and let them stay up late.
* Have breakfast for dinner.
* Call your boss and tell him you are staying home today because you feel well.
* Watch the 2008 comedy movie "Opposite Day." You can check out the synopsis on Yahoo! Movies.
National Irish Coffee Day
Irish Coffee is said to have originated in the Port of Foyne in Ireland. It was served one evening to weary travelers after their flight had to return due to bad weather. It was made famous in 1952 when Jack Koeppler, owner of Buena Vista in San Francisco, brought the recipe back to the United States.
The original recipe was:
Cream -- Rich as an Irish Brogue
Coffee -- Strong as a Friendly Hand
Sugar -- Sweet as the tongue of a Rouge
Irish Whiskey -- Smooth as the Wit of the Land
Today is "National Irish Coffee Day." You can celebrate by making up this great recipe from Yahoo! Voices.
Observe the Weather Day
Have you ever found yourself saying that it looks or feels like rain? If so, that's not surprising, as we can tell a lot about the weather from simple observation. Folk tales such as woolly caterpillar sightings and groundhog shadows (or lack thereof) are still believed by some to be excellent predictors of weather.
A better indicator would probably be cloud formations, however. Clouds can tell us a great deal about what to expect from the skies for the next 24 to 48 hours.
* Cirrus clouds are high level clouds that are wispy and feathery. They can indicate an approaching storm.
* Stratus clouds are flat and layered. They can produce rain or snow.
* Cumulus clouds look like fluffy cotton balls and generally mean fair weather.
Today is "Observe the Weather Day." Why not take a stab at making some predictions of your own? Then relax for an evening of entertainment by watching the 2005 movie "The Weather Man" starring Nicolas Cage and Michael Caine. You can check out the details on Yahoo! Movies.
- Natural Phenomena