Different traditions for ringing in the new year, foods and beverages served in different areas and the history of new year's celebrations are all fertile ground for trivia questions about New Year's Day. In fact, questions about Babylonians and early celebrations of the New Year make particularly g
Some fun trivia facts about Veterans Day include that: 1) Veterans Day used to be called Armistice Day as commemoration of the end of World War I in 1919; and 2) the name did not change to Veterans Day until 1954.
Trivia about Valentine's Day includes the fact that King Henry VII of England officially declared February 14 as St. Valentine?s Day holiday in 1537. The holiday is celebrated in the memory of Bishop Valentine. ?From your Valentine? is a love note that Valentine wrote to his jailer?s daughter while
According to Universe Today, the duration of a day on Earth is the time it takes for the planet to complete a rotation around its axis. The Earth’s rotation takes 23 hours, 56 minutes and 4.1 seconds.
Gaylord Nelson founded Earth Day. It was renamed officially by the U.N. in 2009 as International Mother Earth Day, and some schools and communities celebrate the day for an entire week. Also, the first Earth Day was celebrated on April 22, 1970.
Great Earth Day games include treasure hunting, geocaching, recycle racing, crafting and planting. Recycle racing is a simple game in which groups of people clean up parks or public areas, making sure to divide recyclables from the trash that cannot be recycled. The person or group who collects the
Earth Day began in the late 1960s following the Vietnam War and was originally created with political aims. The Earth Day holiday on April 22 actually follows the first Earth Day of the year on March 20, the spring equinox.
The Earth experiences days and nights as a result of the planet spinning on its axis. As the planet spins, the part that is facing the sun experiences day, while it is night for the part facing away from the sun.
Day and night on Earth are caused by the planet's rotation around its axis and its position relative to the Sun. The Earth rotates from west to east, so places further east experience daybreak and nightfall sooner. One hemisphere of Earth is in daylight at any given time.
Funny "question of the day" ideas include: "How do you handcuff a one-armed man?" "Why does caregiver and caretaker mean the same thing?" and "Why are there no B batteries?"