And if there weren't enough weird and pointless holidays, today is national can opener day. Yes, you read that correctly. We celebrate the can opener because there was about a half-century between the invention of canned food and the invention of the can opener? How the heck did people open those cans? Go celebrate by opening a can today with your handy dandy can opener.

Ron turns 33 today…I am officially getting old.

Just like the days before and the ones to come, the history is weird, a little scary and we’ve got a list of them for you to enjoy. Knowing major past events is important to understand how we live life today and I’ve got some rather freaky facts for you to explore.

Seeing what happened in the past fascinates me. You might think I’m weird, but I find history interesting because of the weird and scary things that happen. Here are 5 of the weirdest and scariest facts for August 24th.


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