TODAY’S WEIRD HOLIDAYS – July 4, 2009

Today is U.S. INDEPENDENCE DAY. The Continental Congress approved the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776.  The document was actually signed a few days earlier – our Independence Day celebrations reflect the approval of the Declaration. 

 

The INTERNATIONAL WORM RACES are today at Clearlake, California. Contestants can bring their own worms or rent fully trained local worms.  ***MARLAR: Gee, nothing says, “God bless America” like a big bunch of worms, eh?

 

The WORLD’S GREATEST LIZARD RACE is run today in Lovington, New Mexico. ***MARLAR: Gee, nothing says, “God bless America” like a big bunch of lizards…

 

The annual SIDEWALK EGG FRYING CONTEST is held today in Oatman, Arizona.  ***MARLAR: Gee, nothing says, “God bless America” like… ah, forget it – you get the idea.

 

Today is INDEPENDENCE FROM MEAT DAY, sponsored by the Vegetarian Awareness Network in Knoxville, Tennessee.  ***MARLAR: Proving that you’ll always have to deal with a few duds on Independence Day.

 

 

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