Mystery Object Hunt (July 17-23)

This week calls for masses of celebration (I think that every week but this week holds true. I swear).


Monday 17 July – World Emoji Day, Yellow Pig Day

Imagine a world where symbols of emotional expression used frequently in online communication were not adequately appreciated; it’s a dark world, is it not? Fortunately, we do have World Emoji Day, so get involved! Yellow Pig Day is also here - despite its name it actually celebrates the number 17. The reason for this is intriguing but my word count is peaking, so look it up yourself.


Tuesday 18 July – Caviar Day

Although the thought of eating fish eggs repulses me, it’s important to honour the man or woman who was insane enough to try eating fish eggs in the first place. Kudos.


Wednesday 19 July – Ice Cream Day

The Rob Roy deserves a visit today, so get in quick before it’s no longer Ice Cream Day and you have no excuse to be there.


Thursday 20 July – World Jump Day

In 2006, a German artist set a time for 600 million people in the Western Hemisphere to all jump at the same time, suggesting (as a hoax) that this would shift the earth out of its orbit and into a new orbit that would prevent global warming. What it did do was raise peoples’ awareness of the issue.


Friday 21 July – Junk Food Day

Ice Cream Day was only the beginning, get your Fatty Lane fix asap!


Saturday 22 July – Pi Approximation Day

22 July = 22/7 = 3.14. Celebrate Pi Approximation Day by memorising and reciting as many digits of Pi as possible! As if life wasn’t thrilling enough already.


Sunday 23 July – International Yada Yada Yada Day

International Yada Yada Yada day is for all you Seinfeld fans – it recognises the term ‘Yada Yada Yada’ that became ubiquitous after episode ‘The Yada Yada’ showed how skipping over some things in conversation can cause … issues.

This article first appeared in Issue 15, 2017.
Posted 3:45pm Sunday 16th July 2017 by Critic.