Sunday, April 20, 2008

Why is Google Green?

So I was looking at Google (P.S. OOOPS, it was really Yahoo) a few minutes ago and the logo started turning green and there was this leafy thing and I, child of the 60s and 70s, said, "Is that a marijuana leaf or is it Earth day?"

Ernest said, "No, Earth day is the 22nd."

Frank said, "Today is the biggest pot smoking day of the year, Hitler's birthday, anniversary of the Columbine massacre, and the day Bob Marley died."

Oh....ok... ... May I also add some other things that also occurred on April 20th?
  • Louis Pasteur completes pasteurization tests in 1862,
  • Painter Joan Miro born in 1893,
  • The Curies refine radium in 1902,
  • Bram Stoker (Dracula) dies in 1912,
  • George Takei (Sulu) is born in 1937,
  • Andy Serkis (Gollum) is born in 1964,
  • Apollo 16 landed on the moon in 1972,
  • Michael Jordan sets a game record in 1986, and
  • Senor Wences (the guy that did the puppet with his hand on Ed Sullivan) died in 1999.

(All my trivia from WikiPedia. My kids' trivia from their memories)


David said...

My memory is good for recovering factoids that happened in the past hour only.
I loved yours and your kids.

Jen said...

You seem to have forgotten it's the day after the 2008 Suite Life Of Zack and Cody Maraton on the UK Disney Channel, also known as The Day I Nearly Killed The Television And My Daughter.

Oh, no, that may be just me who has that date marked on the calendar for ever more.

Mrs. G. said...

I used to celebrate this day back in the day-but I never inhaled!!!

Anonymous said...

I was going to say something about toking up at 4:20, but nevermind...