Total 28 Posts

What Is Today? George Martin’s Birthday

The author of the series A Song of Ice and Fire, George Martin, turned 72 on September 20. In honor of such a holiday, we decided to share the most interesting facts about his life.

What Is Today? Batman Day

This year, DC Comics officially announced that Batman Day will take place on September 19. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, this will be an entirely virtual event.

What Is Today? The Birthday of the First Smiley Face

On September 19, 1982, Carnegie Mellon University professor Scott E. Fahlman first proposed the use of three consecutive characters: colon, hyphen, and closing parenthesis to denote a "smiling face" in a text that is typed on a computer.

Why Do We Cringe When Other People Mess Up?

Today, we will try to figure out why we feel extremely embarrassed or ashamed when someone else acts or is too awkward or stupid and why this feeling might actually be beneficial to us.

What Is Today? National Cheeseburger Day

Legend has it that in the 1920s, Lionel Sternberger, a young diner chef in Pasadena, California, somehow overcooked a hamburger, but decided to add some cheese to disguise this. This is how the cheeseburger was born.

What Is Today? Constitution Day and Citizenship Day in the USA

Constitution Day and Citizenship Day is celebrated in the United States annually on September 17, starting in 2001, by the decision of President George W. Bush.

What Is Today? National Cream Filled Doughnut Day

There are not only several holidays in the USA dedicated to doughnuts, but this treat also has a whole patriotic and legendary history.

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