The internet is a weird and wonderful place. Inside the internet lives information about chance days celebrated by literally tens of people – and admittedly, they largely go unnoticed. But today, for those who don’t already know, is World Smile Day - and it’s definitely real because it has its own website and a Wikipedia page.
Oh yeah - it’s also Friday.
But what is World Smile Day all about? It apparently stems from Harvey Ball’s iconic 60s smiley face design (you know, the big yellow one), which has since gained global popularity. It might have even had something do with the rise of the emoji language.
WSD was first celebrated in 1999, and has been held annually on the first Friday in October ever since. So, you better get those pearly whites out, readers.
Stuff to make you smile
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you will have heard about The Martian, starring Matt Damon as a stranded astronaut on Mars. As a bit of last minute promo, Damon showed up seemingly uninvited on Jimmy Kimmel’s talk show, which developed into a couple’s therapy session between the two. Enjoy.
Chris Moyles is back
That’s right, after a period of radio silence, the longstanding BBC breakfast show host is back - now on Radio X. Today celebrates the tenth show since it’s launch, and for the best way to listen on the go, we’d recommend you check out the free app – available for Android and iOS.
There’s no such thing as a stupid question
Well, that mightn't be strictly true. Earlier this week we investigated how the likes of Siri, Cortana and Google Now deal with our stupid questions. In their defence, they did quite well, and if you fancy a laugh we’ve listed our favourites so you can have a go at home.