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What is the world’s greatest mystery? How can one become famous for being famous? How is the empty milk carton presumed to live in the fridge? What do cats actually do all day? The latter one is fun to investigate with a camera on a collar, for any curious cat owners out there.

Hopefully, in the exploration of these questions, most people won’t find out that curiosity really does kill the cat. Because being interested and inquisitive is what Curious Events Day is all about!

History of Curious Events Day

Curious Events Day celebrates the great mysteries of the world, possibly even greater ones than the ones that have already been listed above. Does the Loch Ness Monster actually exist? How are crop circles made? What is really happening inside the Bermuda Triangle?

With the freedom that comes with things that are not exactly normal, Curious Events Day offers folks a delightful chance to simply wonder about all sorts of events, happenings, and places – whether locally or around the world – that are shrouded in mystery and peculiarity.

Many people like to celebrate Curious Events Day by pondering upon whatever makes them curious. It might be a big issue or it might be a small issue. Let’s hope it’s something more fun than discovering the source of the empty milk carton. But however the day is enjoyed, it’s great to take some time to show appreciation for the out-of-the-ordinary, paranormal, supernatural and simply curious things that have gone on around the world!

How to Celebrate Curious Events Day

Make a big deal out of curious events day with a group of friends, coworkers or family members by celebrating the strange and bizarre happenings that can’t be understood. Get on board with the day by implementing some of these ideas:

Visit Some Curious Event Sites

One super interesting way to celebrate Curious Events Day might be to grab a friend or two and take a road trip (or flight) to a location where some mysterious, inexplicable events have happened. Sometimes nature acts in some of the most curious ways, leaving people to wonder what curious events happened in these places. Here are just a few to think about visiting:

  • Spotted Lake, Canada. In this case, this is a lake located in British Columbia, situated upon tribal lands and considered a sacred site by the native Okanagan people. Each year it forms up to 400 circles of minerals that lie on top of the water in summer and autumn.
  • Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia. This is the location of the world’s largest salt pan, also known as the Earth’s largest natural mirror when water collects in a thin layer on top.
  • The Nasca Lines, Peru. This ancient mystery can only be viewed from above, where it is believed that the Nasca people carved these geometric shapes and animal figures in single continuous lines.
  • Roswell, New Mexico, USA. Notable due to the Roswell Incident that happened in 1947, this place is now mostly just a town that is obsessed with aliens in every way. But still perhaps worth a visit!

Encourage Curiosity

Curious Events Day offers an excellent reminder to parents, grandparents and teachers that curiosity is a natural and beneficial trait in children. Instead of being annoyed when they ask an unending number of questions about the way the world works, encourage them in their quest for knowledge. Don’t just give them answers, but also teach them how to find answers themselves as well!

Learn More About Curious Events

Fill up that brain with all sorts of interesting (and perhaps useless!) knowledge on Curious Events Day by studying and learning a bit. Enjoy some research into weird and curious happenings with some internet research or by reading a book or two, like one of these:

  • Bizarre History: Strange Happenings, Stupid Misconceptions, Distorted Facts and Uncommon Events by Joe Rhatagan (2011)
  • Unsolved Mysteries: Mind-Boggling and Unexplained Mysterious Events by Conrad Bauer (2022)
  • Hidden History: Lost Civilizations, Secret Knowledge and Ancient Mysteries by Brian Haughton (2007)

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