March 23: Near Miss Day

Have you ever noticed how many holidays commemorate times that someone almost died? March 23, Near Miss Day, is no exception.

Near Miss Day commemorates the day in 1989 that a “mountain-sized” asteroid slid by the Earth, with only 500,000 miles of wiggle room. Personally, after having driven in Detroit and Houston, that sounds like a lot of room (I hear Chicago is worse!), but when you’re dealing with planets and asteroids, that’s like parallel parking with less than an inch on either bumper.

“When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained;

What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him?”

Psalm 8:3-4

"Missed it by that much!"

P.S. Since the world isn’t destroyed, why don’t you also take a little time today to play with a puppy today, or even adopt one from a shelter, since it’s also National Puppy Day!


One response to “March 23: Near Miss Day

  1. Pingback: March 23: OK Day | A Year of Holidays

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