This National Puzzle Day, January 29th, break out that crossword puzzle or Sudoku book. This is the day to work your way through brain teasers and get your friends and family involved. While National Puzzle Day is hardly an official holiday, it stirs up excitement in puzzle addicts across the US. Here's how you can celebrate:
All these activities aren't just a way to pass the time: They can help you train your brain, brush up on your math skills and look at the world in a whole new way.
In the country of Australia, January 26 is the public holiday known as Australia Day. This holiday commemorates the day the First Fleet (ships full of convicts and officers) arrived in Sydney's Botany Bay, in 1788, as part of an organized program to purge the British prisons.