May 24, 2021 – National Scavenger Hunt Day | Brother’s Day
Have You Heard Of The Scavenger Hunt That’s Lasted More Than 200 Years?
Welcome to May 24th, 2021 on the National Day Calendar. Today we celebrate missions impossible and our original frenemies.
Off the south shore of Nova Scotia, Canada, lies the mysterious Oak Island. In 1795, Daniel McGuiness and his friends began digging a hole and encountered what appeared to be a man-made shaft. As more of the tunnel was unearthed, a rock was discovered with a coded inscription that, when translated, read: “Forty feet below, two million pounds lie buried.” Since then, Oak Island has turned into the world’s biggest scavenger hunt, with treasure seekers looking for clues that could lead to a hidden fortune. Some have made discoveries such as parchments that, in turn, led them to other small treasures, such as ancient jewelry or weapons. But after more than 2 centuries of digging, no one has found the big treasure. On National Scavenger Hunt Day, plan your own treasure quest, which is even more fun if it only takes a day!
A guy who teases you one minute and then acts like your best friend is what you might call a jerk! Unless they’re related to you, in which case they’re called brothers. Today we celebrate the guys who made a career out of tormenting you. Maybe they tore up your comic book collections, cut off your pigtails or put live critters in your bed. They also picked you up after you crashed your bike and taught you how to throw a baseball. If you think about it long enough, you would probably count yourself lucky to have these guys in your corner. On Brother’s Day, celebrate the things you’re grateful for, and have a good laugh about all the rest.
I’m Anna Devere and I’m Marlo Anderson. Thanks for joining us as we Celebrate Every Day.