1928: While the exact origin of Opposite Day is unknown, there are references dating back to the 1928 presidential election. During the election, President Calvin Coolidge made a statement to the press saying, “I do not choose to run.” The comment sparked a debate and left people wondering if he really meant the opposite.
SpongeBob SquarePants: During its first season, SpongeBob SquarePants focused on Opposite Day for an entire episode. SpongeBob and his friends acted opposite to how they usually did, talking backwards and acting like pets.
Paradox: Some believe that the phrase “Today is Opposite Day” is a paradox in itself. If the statement is true, then it is in fact Opposite Day. However, if it is truly Opposite Day, then the statement “Today is Opposite Day” could be interpreted as “Today is not Opposite Day.” Get it?
2009: The movie “Opposite Day” was released in October 2009. It stars Pauly Shore, Ariel Winter, and Billy Unger. After a boy wishes that kids ruled the world, all kids become adults and all adults become kids.
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