March 13, 2011: Ear Muff Day

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March 13 2015

~ Todays Quote: “If the person you are talking to doesn’t appear to be listening, be patient. It may simply be that he has a small piece of fluff in his ear.”  Winnie the Pooh 

March 13th is Ear Muff Day. Big-eared Chester Greenwood is the father of the ear muff. Greenwood patented the “Champion Ear Protector” on March 13, 1877. It later became known as “ear mufflers,” and was eventually shortened to “ear muffs.” Ear Muff Day is celebrated by wearing ear muffs. Living in Chicago, I wonder if March is the best day to celebrate this odd holiday. Wouldn’t it be more appreciated if it was held in January or February? The other thing that bothers me is this holiday is not inclusive. What about my friends in warmer clients? They might be able to wear a pair of ear muffs in January but never in March. In fact, Odd might have to file a report with the ACLU claiming Ear Muff Day is clearly discriminatory against those who live in warmer climates. We will be heard!

~Today in History:

♥~ 1968 The Byrds received a gold record for the album, Greatest Hits, which featured Turn! Turn! Turn!, written by Pete Seeger.

♥~ 1970 – The cover of LIFE magazine was extremely popular. It showed the extremes of the new hemline hassle that was raging a battle between long versus short skirts.

♥~1975 – Chart Topper: Have You Never Been Mellow (facts) – Olivia Newton-John

♥~1988 – Yielding to student protests, the board of trustees of Gallaudet University in Washington, DC, a liberal arts college for the hearing-impaired, chose Irving King Jordan to become the school’s first deaf president, replacing Elisabeth Ann Zinser, who could hear.

♥~1998 – Candice Bergen and the cast of Murphy Brown filmed the 247th and final episode of the award-winning and sometimes controversial CBS sitcom. The episode, titled Never Can Say Goodbye (Part 2), featured appearances by Julia Roberts, George Clooney, and Mike Wallace, as well as Bergen’s real mother, Frances.

~ Born Today:

♥~1939Neil Sedaka, songwriter, singer: Oh! Carol, The Diary, Stairway to Heaven, Calendar Girl, Breaking Up Is Hard to Do, Happy Birthday Sweet Sixteen

♥~1941 Charo (Maria Rosario Pilar Martinez Molina Baeza): ‘The Cuchi Cuchi Girl,’ actress

♥~1955Glenne Headly, actress: Mr. Holland’s Opus, Grand Isle, Mortal Thoughts, Dick Tracy, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, The Purple Rose of Cairo

♥~1956 Dana Delany, actress: China Beach, Baby for Sale, A Time to Remember, Sirens, Mother Ghost, Final Jeopardy, Desperate Housewives

♥~1960 – Adam Clayton, musician (group U2): Sunday Bloody Sunday, With You or Without You

~Did you know:

♥~ I could not find the world record for the largest ears, but I did find a site that showed off some pretty big celebrity ears

♥~ While I failed to find the human on record with the largest ears, I did find the human on record with the longest ear hair. Anthony Victor (India) has hair sprouting from the center of his outer ear that measures 7.12 inches at its longest point


♥~ The long eared Jerboa has the largest ear to body ratio of any mammal.

♥~The longest ears on a dogbelong to a bloodhound named Tigger. His ears measure about 13.7 inches with a slight difference between the right and left ear.


Back in the days…my mother was everyones favorite ear piercer- Ice cube to the lobe, a little rubbing alcohol swabbed over a sewing needle and a stern promise that if you screamed or cried she was only doing one ear. She did not pierce my ears, my aunt the RN pierced my ears with same basic equipment but my ears got infected. I blamed it on my aunt; my aunt blamed it on the fact that I swapped out my 14k gold balls for cheep hoops much to soon. Two sides to every story;I’m sticking to mine.

Do you have pierced ears? Do you have an ear piercing story? Ok…do you have a favorite pair of earrings??? Do you own ear muffs?  I have my listening ears on…well actually my reading glasses…but its all the same…

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Post Updated: March 13, 2012 

9 thoughts on “March 13, 2011: Ear Muff Day

  1. Lets not forget about Prince Charles legendary big ears and uhm–perhaps even our own President Obama.
    Who measure ear hair though?
    Life-Long verses short skirts…Lets hope our kids don’t look back on the times we are living in now-laugh and say Can you believe they were worried about Charlie Sheen.

    • Laughing about your Sheen comment Melissa–its all relevant isn’t it?
      Love that little Jerboa!

  2. El Morno Kb!
    Olivia Newton John—OMG have not thought of her in years.
    Here is an ear wax fact for you- your body makes more earwax when you are afraid than when you aren’t. The body produces about 3 pounds of ear wax in lifetime.
    I can not remember who told me that or if I read it….But who knew it would be so relevant some day. 😀
    Have a great day!

  3. El Morno! Cuchi! Cuchi!
    I do own red ear muffs, my ears are double pierced, and they were pierced when I was a teen at one of those mall places.
    If Calista (actress with big ears) asked me I would strongly suggest wearing her hair down and skipping the big earrings.

  4. My then Brother-in-law pierced my ears with the ice cube and needle. I did have minor infection, but with alcohol and
    neosporin, I healed. My favorite earrings are my diamond
    hoops that I wear everyday.
    Ear muffs…..Yes, I have a pair of purple ones and a pr. of black ones. I hate wearing them because they make my ears itch.
    As for ear hair……..YUK!!!!

  5. I waited until I was 22 to get my ears pierced…my ex-husband and I got it done together! When my mom was 48, I went with her to get her ears pierced. I wear earrings every day…if I forget to put them on, I go out and buy a pair…I feel naked without them!

    That guy with the ear hair…ewww!!!


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