Never Stop Being Curious
Today is June 14, 2012. It might seem like an ordinary day to you but consider some of the following fun facts about today. This was taken from Wayne Geiger.
- National Nursing Assistants Day and the beginning of Nursing Assistants Week.
- Flag Day, a part of Flag Week in the U.S.,
- Army Day, marking creation of the U.S. Army, the first military service, by the Continental Congress on June 14, 1775.
- Family History Day, time to share recollections with other family members.
- National Strawberry Shortcake Day.
- Freedom Day in Malawi
ON THIS DATE…
1777 – The Stars and Stripes is adopted by Congress as the Flag of the United States.
1846: A group of American settlers in Sonoma proclaimed the Republic of California.
1922: President Warren Harding became the first President to broadcast over the radio, a message at the dedication of the Francis Scott Key Memorial in Baltimore.
1943: The Supreme Court ruled schoolchildren could not be compelled to salute the U.S. flag if doing so conflicted with their religious beliefs.
1953: Elvis Presley was graduated from Humes High School in Memphis.
1954: U.S. President Dwight Eisenhower signed an order adding the words “under God” to the Pledge of Allegiance.
1965: Paul McCartney recorded “Yesterday,” a song he affectionately called “Scrambled Eggs.”
1976: The Gong Show debuted on NBC. Host Chuck Barris introduced amateur acts, the worst of which were “gonged” by a panel of judges.
1984: Madame Tussaud’s Waxworks in London unveiled a wax Boy George on George’s 23rd birthday.
1986: The Mississippi Army National Guard placed a new Goddess of Liberty statue atop the Texas State Capitol building in Austin after the Texas National Guard failed 26 times to position the statue correctly.
1989: Actress Zsa Zsa Gabor was arrested in Beverly Hills for slapping a motorcycle patrolman.
1996: Cal Ripken Jr. played in his 2,216th straight game with Baltimore, breaking an endurance record set by Japan’s Sachio Kinugasa. The Orioles beat the Royals 6-1.
1997: A 1939 comic book that featured the debut of Batman was auctioned in New York for $68,500.
2003: A father of 63 children in the United Arab Emirates married for the 12th time in a bid to ensure his place in the Guinness Book of Records with 100 offspring. The 53-year-old’s latest bride was 18. Dad’s name is Dad. Dad Mohammad Murad already had 30 sons and 33 daughters.
2005: A woman searching for aluminum cans in a trash bin in Framingham, Massachusetts, was dumped into the back of a garbage truck after the driver emptied the bin without realizing she was inside. The 38-year-old woman avoided major injury after a worker installing carpet nearby heard her screams and alerted the truck driver, who was about to press the compacting button.
Now those are really interesting facts that you probably would have never come across in your life. How many facts are there out in the world. Think about it… 6 billion + people creating new and interesting facts everyday. Compile that with the past and there’s just a vast amount of knowledge out there.
It’s amazing really to think of just how many things happen in a single day. How many things can you learn? How many things will challenge you? How many people can you influence?
Everyday is a new experience and it brings forth new ways we need to apply ourselves. It teaches us that we must keep learning and adapting in order to gain more knowledge and better ourselves. Too often we get stuck in a rut and we have to constantly be on the grind at work. Sometimes we feel that we get lost or will always be where we’re at.
Today I want to tell everyone to never stop being curious. Even in your job or your personal life you can find ways to still be curious. For example, if you meet a new person at work that you’ve never talked to before, have a short conversation with them. Ask what they do, how they got to where they are. You’d be surprised how many people like to talk about themselves and you never know, you might find a connection that could help. Find things in your everyday routine that you didn’t notice.
Seek out new wisdom. Pick up a new book and read through it. Go on the internet and find new stories that interest you. Even go play minecraft and build a whole new creation from the depths of your mind.
The only way we progress in the world is if we keep being curious. Pick up those weird, interesting facts. Find out about people’s stories. It’s what makes life interesting and it’s what gives you more meaning in your own everyday life.