This post comes pretty much verbatim from a magazine article I just read. Did you know it was Peculiar People Day today?! I did not before I read this article. It struck me as amusing (probably because I'm a little peculiar myself) so I wanted to share it with you!:
"January 10 is Peculiar People Day. If you're wondering how best to celebrate this holiday, you may want to follow the lead of some of the most famous eccentrics.
Sir George Sitwell: Sir George had all the cows on his country estate painted with a blue and white Chinese willow pattern, and guests said he hung a sign on his house that read, "I must ask anyone entering the house never to contradict me or differ from me in any way, as it interferes with the functioning of my gastric juices and prevents my sleeping at night". (so true, so true...haha!)
William Buckland: (I find this one a little disturbing...ok, a LOT disturbing) A renowned paleontologist, William determined to eat every animal ever discovered. He assembled a managerie and then ate his way through every creature in it (creepy), which included a panther and bluebottle flies. His least favorite dining experience was the common mole, which he found unpalatable (I'll keep that in mind William)
Hetty Green: By far the richest woman in the world during her lifetime, this frugal "Witch of Wall Street" nonetheless always wore the same black dress, never turned on the heater or used hot water, and worked out of trunks and suitcases full of papers so she didn't have to pay rent for an office. She once tried to admit her son to a free medical clinic for the poor (also disturbing) after he broke his leg. She is the longstanding owner of the Guinness World Record title "World's Greatest Miser".
So go have a Peculiar Day (in a good way, of course) and celebrate your own peculiarities or all the peculiar people in your life today!