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JANUARY 28TH, 2013 – NATIONAL HAVE FUN AT WORK DAY – NATIONAL KAZOO DAY

28 Jan

NATIONAL FUN AT WORK DAY

Lets all have some fun on the job today!  Today is National Fun At Work Day.  This, unofficial national holiday, is known by some to always be celebrated on January 28th and by others always on the last Friday in January.   Many people spend a  good portion of their lives at work, so why should they not try to enjoy it?  While looking to find fun things to do at work today, let your imagination be the leader.  Make sure whatever fun and exciting things that you choose has your boss’s approval.  Better yet, get your boss involved in the fun.

“Dave Hemseth and Leslie  Yerkes, co-authors of “301 Ways to Have Fun at Work” say that “organizations that integrate fun into work have lower levels of absenteeism, greater job satisfaction, increased productivity, and less downtime”.

HAVE FUN!

NATIONAL KAZOO DAY

Today is National Kazoo Day, an unofficial holiday celebrating more than a century and a half of kazoo music in the United States.

Fun Kazoo Facts:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 * Alabama Vest, of Macon Georgia made the first Kazoo in the 1840′s                                                                                                                                             * Commercial production of the Kazoo began in 1912                                                                                                                                                                            * There is a production factory museum in Eden, NY                                                                                                                                                                         * Carol Burnett’s character, Miss Hannigan, played the kazoo in the movie version of “Annie”

Kazoos are easy to play.  You simply hum a tune into the kazoo and you are now a kazoo expert.  Let’s all make some noise!!

National Fun at Work Day and National Kazoo Day History

To become an official “National” holiday requires an act of congress.  These two “unofficial” holidays  are celebrated today, January 28th.   Research has failed to find the “origins” of National Fun at Work Day and National Kazoo Day.

References

http://www.holidayinsights.com/moreholidays/January/funatworkday.htm http://www.holidayinsights.com/moreholidays/January/kazooday.htm            http://www.wtvy.com/news/headlines/Fun-at-Work-With-Kazoos–The-Two-Unusual-Holidays-of-January-28th-188631981.html                                                                      http://news.yahoo.com/jan-28-national-kazoo-day-fun-day-bubble-214600031.html                   http://www.examiner.com/article/enjoy-fun-at-work-day-really

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