In years, many people have questioned the way of the world. They were those who became revolutionaries, inventors, and innovators. Most importantly, their curiosity to know the reason and evidence to satisfy themselves has got us to the information age. On January 13, we celebrate National Skeptics Day which acknowledges the need for skepticism in life. Additionally, we celebrate Public Radio Broadcasting Day which is the day one appreciated how skepticism of people led to the introduction of radio.
PUBLIC RADIO BROADCASTING DAY
On January 13, public radio broadcasting day is celebrated to appreciate the medium of radio. Over the years, there have been many innovations that have led to the development of more efficient technology. In the contemporary world, one has many ways to perform activities like listening to music, news, or get entertainment, etc. But in the earlier times, people had only radio as a medium of broadcasting entertainment on a mass scale. Hence, the day celebrates the contribution of the same in everyone’s life.
The first radio broadcasting set up was established and tested on January 13, 1910. Several devices were erected across the city. The day was cited as an unsuccessful one. However, it changed the course of the history of the entertainment industry. A live opera was broadcasted by some of the most accomplished opera singers. Many people in New York City were not able to catch up because of technical problems in receivers. Surprisingly, while many people nearby the city could not enjoy it, a ship 20 km away from NYC harbor was able to listen.
How to celebrate?
Although many people prefer apps like Spotify, Savana, and others to listen to music nowadays, you can catch up with your favorite radio channel! One can commemorate those inventors and innovators who have provided us with indeed such efficient and exciting tech devices. The delightful humor and fun conversations of the artists will cheer you up.
NATIONAL SKEPTICS DAY
On January 13, it is National Skeptics day recognizes skeptical people. Everyone has a curious attitude, people who want to know about new things. However, skeptical people have a doubtful attitude. Such people can never be satisfied unless they research and confirm what is the truth. Skepticism can not always be considered as an adverse attitude. People who have raised questions have also helped in evolutions and revolutions. Moreover, many have busted myths too. Otherwise, we would all be living under the assumption that the earth is flat! Or would we?
People started celebrating Skeptics day to acknowledge the significance of skepticism. You may check if you doubt, it is not like skeptics do not believe or trust anything. However, they just look for proof that will prove the veracity of the thought. All this time, it is because of the power of question and doubt that has helped the world to reach where it is today. Had nobody asked a question about the world’s function and the reasons for its change, we would still be in the stone age. Or would we?
How to celebrate?
Take this day to thank all the skeptics who have looked out the fact and busted the myth of eating ice cream can worsen your cold. Yes, you can have ice-cream even when you have a cold. Check the fact if you do not believe! Ask questions and think rationally about the things happening around you. Meet someone who has conflicting opinions or opposed to your claim. Talk and know the other side of your opinion. Debunk myths and enrich your knowledge today!