Somehow, we’re almost half way through 2018. When did that happen?! Well, regardless, we’re here, so we might as well enjoy it, right? And there’s plenty to appreciate this month. For starters, we’ll direct your attention to a variety of June holidays, below!
June 2: Yell ‘Fudge’ at the Cobras in North America Day
I have so. many. questions. The least of which is whether cobras know just how delicious fudge is. Just an FYI, cobras are venomous – like, according to the internet, a king cobra’s bite releases enough poison to take down TWENTY PEOPLE – so if you’re going to partake in this ritual, put as much space and glass between you and the snake as possible. Or yell ‘fudge’ at a fake toy cobra. We’ll count that, too. We actually prefer you go that route.
June 5: Hot Air Balloon Day
It’s impossible to know what some of the very first living beings to fly in a hot air balloon thought of the ride… because the passengers consisted of a rooster, a sheep, and a duck. That was back in 1783, the same year the first triumphant manned flight was achieved in Paris. Since that time, hot air balloons have been used in the Civil War, floated over the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans, and flown to a height of 68,986 feet (that would be Vijaypat Singhania of India in 2005). But the real question is: Can a huge cluster of balloons acting as a gigantic assembled hot air balloon really lift and carry away a full-sized house?
June 8: World Oceans Day
Though the oceans comprise approximately 70% of our planet’s surface, we surprisingly know little about them. In fact, it’s been reported that humans have explored only about 5% of the deep-sea floor! I mean, for all we know, real life undersea kingdoms ala the fictional Lemuria could exist and even be thriving. What would you be most excited – or most terrified – to find at the bottom of the ocean?
June 13: Roller Coaster Day
If you’re a speed demon and happen to live in the Middle East, check out the Formula Rossa in Abu Dhabi, which launches passengers from 0-149.1 miles per hour in less than 5 seconds. Prefer a more classic ride? The world’s oldest coaster still in operation, Leap-the-Dips in Altoona, PA, was built in 1902. Yup, that thing was constructed way over 100 years ago. Of course, it’s been refurbished since, but the ride actually was in continuous operation for a cool 83 years until it closed in 1985 and was later restored and refurbished, re-opening in 1999. If neither of those float your boat, at least there will be Marvel-based attractions in Disney’s California Adventure and Disneyland Paris in coming years, in addition to Marvel Super Hero Island already in operation at Universal Studios in Orlando, FL. And there are hundreds, if not thousands, of more options across the world. So, hop to it and get rolling today!