North Carolina Pickle Festival — today, Saturday, April 29

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in “Waitrose Weekend” — Stuart Searle and his backyard rail station

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Watching Paint Dry — victim of “fake news”?

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Today is World Penguin Day

April 25 — same date every year How will you celebrate? — walk with a waddle? go for a swim? wear a tuxedo? Why April 25? — Penguin Geek answers this: On the 25th of April every year, the Adelie penguins in the Antarctic begin their annual northward migration. The … [Read More...]

Today is “Hug a Plumber Day”

April 25 — same date every year Most of us take plumbing for granted. It works so well we never think about it. That's no accident. It's a testament to America’s hardworking, highly-skilled plumbers. Plumbing requires training and experience. And hard work: on hands and knees in filthy crawl … [Read More...]

Grandpa’s pants

What to think of grandpa's pants? Dull men do not try to be in-and-trendy, are not fashionistas. Is grandpa one of us? … [Read More...]

Barbwire Show — April 7 — Devil’s Rope Museum, Route 66

      Devil's Rope Museum is where Jacky Smith, from Dorset, encountered barbwire collecting. Jacky and her husband, when traveling along Route 66, came across the museum. Jacky is in our Dull Men's Club Calendar—Great Britain—2017: … [Read More...]

National PB&J Day

April 2 — takes place each year on the day after April Fool's Day It's a day to return to seriousness after April Fool's Day. It's when PB&J lovers take the making and enjoying their sandwiches seriously. PB&J's origins The most likely story according to our research is that the … [Read More...]

Best ever practical joke — try it today, April Fool’s Day (if your in a hospital)

The nurse brought a lunch tray to Norman Cousins who was in a hospital "laughing his way to wellness."  The nurse also brought Mr. Cousins a cup for a urine specimen, saying that when convenient he should put a specimen in the cup, that she'd pick it up when she came back to pick up the tray. Mr. … [Read More...]

Paper clips — a fine pastime

We found this posted on the Dull Club group on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/steve.bradford.8377/videos/10154513125423660/ … [Read More...]

National Pencil Day

Why are pencils yellow? A pencil, painted yellow was introduced in 1890 by the L & C Hardtmuth Company in Austria-Hungary. It was their Koh-I-Noor pencil. Kohj-I-Noor, the name of a famous diamond, was chosen because their pencil was the world’s highest quality pencil. And it was expensive. … [Read More...]

Where do pencils go for vacation?

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Problems with our printer are nothing new

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Magazine right up our alley — “Spreadsheet Enthusiast”

Are any of our readers familiar with this magazine, care to review it for us — we'd love to post your reviews: … [Read More...]

Fill Staplers Day — Europe

Fill Your Staplers Day: March 27 in Europe (two weeks earlier in America) The Dull Men’s Club established two Fill Your Staplers Days that take place every year: (1) the day after clocks change to daylight saving time in March and (2) the day after clocks change from daylight saving time in … [Read More...]

“Do you stock neutral colors?”

Shopkeeper in men's shop is asked: “Do you stock neutral colors?" Answer: "Not at the moment — but we have gray taupes for the future” Thanks to Steve Reszetniak for this March 26, 2017 … [Read More...]

2:00 a.m. Sunday 26 March — clocks change to daylight saving time — Europe

March 26, 2017 — rarely do dull men stay up so late You don't like the task of changing your clocks? It could be worse: Daylight “Saving” or “Savings” Time? The above is an excerpt from: http://www.webexhibits.org/daylightsaving/b.html Dream … [Read More...]

Today — Marmalade Festival — March 18 and 19

March 18 and 19, 2017  —  13th annual World's Original Marmalade Festival — Dalmain Mansion & Gardens, Cumbria Over 2,000 jars of marmalade, a significant increase from the 50 jars in 2oo5, the first year of the festival. Entries come from all over the world. Winners will be available for … [Read More...]

Reading Amazon Kindle’s terms and conditions: 73,198 words, 8 hours 59 minutes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6QZml7sPbVU   78,198 words — more than Brave New World (63,766 words), The Sun Also Rises (67,707 words), The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (69,966 words). We enjoy watching this video. It's fascinating. We only wish it were longer. Dull men like to read … [Read More...]

Pi Day — March 14

Pi is the ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter, approximately 3.14 to 1. Pi Day is 3/14 every year. Pi is symbolized by π, the sixteenth letter of the Greek alphabet. The digits for pi never end; and they never repeat in any pattern: Contests are held to see who can … [Read More...]

Today is Fill Staplers Day in US and Canada

Fill Staplers Day: March 13 in US and Canada (March 27 in Europe) The Dull Men’s Club established two Fill Staplers Days taking place every year: (1) the day after clocks change to daylight saving time in March and (2) the day after clocks change from daylight saving time in … [Read More...]

March 13 — anniversary of patent for ear muffs

March 13, 1887 — Ear Muffs Patented by Chester Greenwood Patent 188,292 was issued by the U.S. Patent Office to Chester Greenwood on March 13, 1877. Click here to read more about this important advance in convenience and comfort when confronting cold weather. … [Read More...]

Check Batteries Day — USA and Canada

Sunday — March 12, 2017 A day designated for checking batteries in all electronic devices throughout our houses. It's listed in Chase's Calendar of Events as taking place the same day clocks change to Daylight Saving Time: Smoke detectors are especially important to check: … [Read More...]

2:00 a.m. Sunday morning March 12 — change to daylight saving time — USA and Canada

March 12, 2017 — rarely do dull men stay up this late Areas not using Daylight Saving Time (DST): *  Not all areas of the U.S. are covered. Most of Arizona does not use it. Here’s an article about this: http://www.timeanddate.com/time/us/arizona-no-dst.html *  Other areas that … [Read More...]

Apostrophizing skills lacking at Hampton Inn?

Sign by luggage carts at Hampton Inn Fort Collins Colorado. How would you grade the signmaker's apostrophizing talent?     … [Read More...]

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