There is a reason why National absurdity Day occurs at the cusp of winter; it livens up the dreary day. So spend the day performing absurd activities and annoying the people around. Read on to learn how to celebrate the day better!
When is National Absurdity Day?
National Absurdity Day is celebrated on November 20 every year.
Read the frequently asked questions and fun facts below for an absurd day!
What is absurdity?
Absurdity refers to the state or quality of being wildly unreasonable or ridiculous. The philosophy of absurdism began in the mind of Danish philosopher Kierkegaard in the 19th century. The theory says that humans are searching for meaning in a meaningless universe.
In the 1960s, movements like the Theater of the Absurd and Surrealism helped find a genre of literature based on absurdism. A famous work belonging to his genre is “Waiting for Godot.”
How do I celebrate the day?
I would suggest that you celebrate by choosing one of your senses and going about without it for the day. You can do so by closing your eyes, wearing noise-canceling headphones, or plugging your nose, enjoying accidental hilarious antics that ensue.
Or, you can have a food fight with stuff ranging from ketchup to Jell-O. Make sure to enjoy playing guiltlessly with your food and getting messy.
Finally, you can allow your pet or toddler to make the decisions for a day. Does the cat want to unroll the tissue roll? Do it with him! Does your dog like to dig? Get into it then!
Is it safe to practice absurd behaviors?
I suggest that you keep the National Absurdity Day celebrations to your physical person, home, and life. And unless someone else agrees to celebrate it with you, make sure that your absurd activities do not affect anyone else.
Absurd Fun Facts that will Knock You Off Your Feet
You normally breathe from just one of your nostrils at a time.
Chefs use the word ‘vegetable’ for everything from broccoli to asparagus, but vegetables don’t exist botanically.
Almost 90 percent of drownings occur in freshwater, like swimming pools, rivers, and bathtubs, rather than seawater.
A person’s brain uses the most oxygen and blood produced in the body, almost 20 percent of both.
To make sure that their herd stays together, giraffes hum to each other at night.
Because they have dead wasps inside, figs aren’t considered vegan.
Studies found that humans are born with two innate fears, the fear of loud sounds and the fear of falling.
On average, blood makes up around 8 percent of the body weight.
Everyone has 1 in 1461 chances of being born on a leap day; there are as many days in four years.
The longest monosyllabic words have just one syllable; all start with ‘s’ and ten letters. Examples include ‘scraunched’ and ‘strengthened’ while ‘straight,’ ‘strength,’ ‘scrounged,’ and ‘screeched’ follow close behind with nine letters each.
Caesar salad wasn’t named after Julius Caesar. Instead, the salad was named after its inventor, an Italian-American man in Mexico called Caesar Cardini.
Debuting on The Muppet Show in 1976, Miss Piggy is an immensely famous character. However, it was shown in one of 2014’s episodes that her actual name is “Piggy Lee.”
Kentucky’s Fort Knox is among the most secure places globally, if not the most secure. It holds 147.3 ounces of gold bullion and stored the Constitution, Bill of Rights, and the Declaration of Independence during WW2. Therefore, few know the facility’s structure for the security, and no one knows all the required procedures to open the vault.
Absurd Jokes to Make your Day
Why did the absurdist cross the road?
Seventeen fish sticks.
If the universe were not absurd, would it make sense?
Why are banknote printing machines absurd?
Because they make no cents.
Did you hear about the two thieves who stole a calendar?
They each got six months.
What do you call an absurd comedic production that won’t end?
An unstoppable farce.
What’s the dumbest animal in the jungle?
A polar bear!
What? The square root of some numbers gives us an infinite non-recurring decimal?
What did one dish say to the other?
Dinner is on me!
What do you call an absurd saxophonist?
What does a house wear?
What did Batman say to Robin before they got in the car?
“Robin, get in the car.”
Want to hear a joke about construction?
I’m still working on it.
Why are there gates around cemeteries?
Because people are dying to get in!
What’s the best thing about Switzerland?
I don’t know, but its flag is a big plus!
What happens when a frog’s car breaks down?
It gets toad!
Dad, can you put my shoes on?
No, I don’t think they’ll fit me.
When’s the best time to go to the dentist’s?
Why can’t you trust an atom?
Because they make up everything.
What kind of car runs on leaves?
Why do you smear peanut butter on the road?
To go with the traffic jam.
Paranoia has reached absurd stages. I sneezed in front of my laptop, and the anti-virus started a scan on its own.
I was wondering why the ball kept getting bigger and bigger. And then it hit me.
My wife said that I treat her like property. That’s completely absurd. I love it more than anything in the world!
I got fired from my job at the bank today. An old lady came in and asked me to check her balance, so I pushed her over.
My daughter thinks I don’t give her enough privacy. At least that’s what she wrote in her diary.
My doctor says I’m not eating a balanced diet. That’s absurd. I eat as many cookies with my left hand as I do with my right!
A friend of mine got into photographing salmon in different clothing. He said he liked shooting fish in apparel.
The guy that invented the umbrella was gonna call it the brella. But he hesitated.
I tried to organize a professional Hide-and-Seek tournament, but it was a complete failure. Good players are hard to find.
Half my humor is puns. The other half is memes. The third half is absurdity.
Quotes About Absurdity
Every absurdity has a champion to defend it.
Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities.
The fact that an opinion has been widely held is no evidence whatever that it is not utterly absurd.
Doubt is not a pleasant condition, but certainty is absurd.
It is an absurdity to believe that the Deity has human passions and one of the lowest of human passions, a restless appetite for applause.
In order to attain the impossible, one must attempt the absurd.
Miguel de Cervantes
The absurd is the essential concept and the first truth.
It would be utter absurdity to divide people into good and bad. People are either charming or tedious.
Secretly we’re all a little more absurd than we make ourselves out to be.
J. K. Rowling
The world stands on absurdities, and without them, perhaps nothing at all would happen.
It is absurd to look for perfection.
No amount of manifest absurdity could deter those who wanted to believe from believing.
If, at first, the idea is not absurd, then there is no hope for it.
When absurdities get repeated often enough, they start sounding like truth.
T. Colin Campbell
There is nothing so absurd that it has not been said by some philosopher.
Only man can be absurd: for only man can be dignified.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
Only by living absurdly is it possible to break out of this infinite absurdity.
At any street corner, the feeling of absurdity can strike any man in the face.
Happiness and the absurd are two sons of the same earth. They are inseparable.
Absurd Captions for Instagram
Brains are awesome. I wish everybody had one!
Embrace your weirdness!
Normal is boring.
Better an ooooops, than what if!
I smile because I have no idea what’s going on.
Sometimes all you need is a billion dollars!
I am not superstitious, but I am a little stitious.
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