The title alone sounds like a great, new country song doesn’t? Today is September 12th and 31 years today one of the best Canadian kids shows ever debuted on television. Fraggle Rock hit the TV airwaves on this day in 1987 and I think many of us forgot it was filmed in Canada with the help of Jim Henson Productions. I was always a fan of the Fraggles especially Travelling Uncle Matt who seemed to love studying what humans did according to his letters back to Fraggle Rock. It was 80’s Canadian television at its finest!
On this rainy, blah, kind of day why not lean back, open YouTube, and watch some Fraggle Rock episodes while slurping on a chocolate milkshake. After all, it is National Chocolate Milkshake day today. However, if the boss asks why you’re doing that, I will deny everything. I’m not sure who makes these days up or how they’re determined, but when it involves sweet treats and ice cream I choose NOT to ask questions and get a milkshake as instructed! I also read somewhere that milkshake day is best celebrated by dropping one off for a specific radio announcer on CKRM. I won’t mention any names, just that it’s strongly encouraged! Fyi, Jamie Lewis doesn’t need anymore chocolate milkshakes. He’s hyper enough.
I’ve got one more fun nerd fact for you. I hope you’re not worn out already from all these September 12th fun facts. It was on this day in 1991 that construction on the world’s largest tepee started in Medicine Hat. It was originally built in Calgary for the 1988 winter games to celebrate Canada’s First Nations history. It was then moved to Medicine Hat beside the Trans-Canada highway. It’s home to 960 bolts and weighs in at 200 metric tons.
I’m out of nerd facts for today, but if any of this information pops up on Jeopardy this week, you’re welcome!