You too can celebrate "Dunce Day"

<div class="meta image-caption"><div class="origin-logo origin-image none"><span>none</span></div><span class="caption-text">Always go to other people&#39;s funerals, otherwise they won&#39;t come to yours. - Yogi Berra</span></div>
November 7, 2008 5:53:46 AM PST
It's not exactly a widespread holiday... According to this article, it marks the anniversary of the death of John Duns Scotus. He's credited with creating the dunce cap. You know, that cone-shaped hat that would be put on people who did not-too-bright things in the past. Apparently, this Oxford-educated scholar thought the cone shape would help funnel knowledge into his students' brains. We've come a long way since the early 1300s, haven't we?

But, to get the "Dunce Day" celebrations started a little earlier than the official November 8th "holiday," you can look at this slideshow for a list of pretty duncerific things said by some pretty famous people.