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Mad Hatter Day is a great day to be silly and celebrate silliness.

The Mad Hatter is a fictional cartoon character depicted in Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland! Did you ever notice that The Mad Hatter wears a top hat and that on the front of the hat is a slip of paper with “10/6” written on it?! The paper is believed to be an order to make the hat, and that it costs ten shillings sixpence (so cool)!

TRUE FACT: In the 8th Century, mercury was used in hat making in a process called “carroting”. Mercury poisoning drove some hatters crazy (mad). WHOA!!!

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You might be smiling because this afternoon starts off the long weekend (YAY!), but did you know that it is actually World Smile Day?!?!

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The intent of World Smile Day is to preform an act of kindness or help one person to smile. Why not do both!?

HISTORY: Harvey Ball, a commercial artist from Worcester, Massachusetts (New England represent!) created the smiley face in 1963. The State Mutual Life Assurance Company hired Harvey as a free lance artist to create a smiley face for use in improving company morale. During the next few years, the bright and cheerful smiley grew in popularity. It’s popularity grew slowly at first, then, it exploded in the 1970’s…FAR OUT!

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