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10 Unknown and Wacky May Holidays

You know Cinco de Mayo and Memorial Day, but have you heard of Limerick Day or Root Canal Appreciation Day? No, we’re not making this up. We’ve listed May’s most unusual observances along with jokes to celebrate.

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National Sea Monkey Day is May 16.

    Q: Why wouldn’t the sea monkeys share their treasure? A: Because they were a little shellfish.

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Root Canal Appreciation Day is May 13.

Q: What does the dentist of the year get? A: A little plaque.Q: What does a dentist do on a roller coaster? A: He braces himself. Q: What did the tooth say to the departing dentist? A: Fill me in when you get back. Q: What was the dentist doing in Panama? A: Looking for the Root Canal.

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National Pizza Party Day is May 15.

Want to hear a joke about pizza? Never mind, it’s too cheesy.

Also see: 13 Things Your Pizza Guy Won’t Tell You »

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Limerick Day is May 12.

Try this one with friends:
If you catch a chinchilla in Chile
And cut off its beard willy-nilly
You can honestly have said
That you have just made
A Chilean chincilla’s chin chilly.

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World Turtle Day is May 23.

Q: Why did the turtle cross the road? A: To get to the Shell station.

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Hug Your Cat Day is May 20.

Q: Is there anything smarter than a cat that counts? A: Yes, a spelling bee!

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National Nutty Fudge Day is May 12.

Q: Why is life like a pan of fudge? A: Because it’s full of nuts!

Also celebrate with a pan of Viennese Fudge.

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National Chocolate Chip Day is May 15.

Q: Why is there no Chocolate Chip Cookies Anonymous? A: Because no one wants to quit!.

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National Taffy Day is May 23.

Q: What did the taffy say to the cotton candy? A: You’re an airhead!

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National Tiara Day is May 23.

A teacher was trying to explain how society’s perception of beauty had changed over the years, and pointed to a curvy, petite Miss America 1922 as an example. “How do you think she’d compare today?” he asked. “Not well,” a girl commented. “She’d be too old!”

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