Embrace Your Geekness Day

In the past, being called a geek was considered an insult, and the word was used to disparage people for years. However, that is no longer the case. Thanks to our technological society, it seems like geeks have inherited the world, and now being called one can be considered a badge of honor. Being called a geek is such an honor nowadays; there’s even a holiday that celebrates it. This holiday is called Embrace Your Geekness Day, and it encourages everyone to embrace their love of pop culture, music, games, comic books, science, or anything else they’re passionate about.

Cool Geeky Facts Everyone Can Enjoy

Do you want to learn some cool “geek” facts? If you do, then we’ve gathered together quite the collection that we personally think is pretty cool. Although the following bits of information might not be for everyone, it’s a good starting point for people looking to do some research for their celebration of Embrace Your Geekness Day.

The Original Pac-Man Game Had 256 Levels

Fans of the original Pac-Man arcade game might already know that it had 256 levels. What they might not know, however, is that the game also had an integer overflow glitch that affected its memory. That means that the final level of the game was unbeatable. It was an 8-bit game, so it could only hold 255 values. The game had a counter that started at zero and added one to each level for counting the fruits. Unfortunately, when the game added 1 to the 255, to get a value of 256, the defect in the game overflowed to zero. The result? A garbled mess on the right side of the game.

Dungeons & Dragons Have Been Owned Several Times

In 1975, TSR Hobbies formed and produced Dungeons and Dragons. The company would then be purchased by Wizards of the Coast—a company that was known for Magic: The Gathering—in 1997. Then two years later, Wizards of the Coast became a subsidiary of Hasbro.

Warwick Davis Had A Tough Job In Star Wars Episode VI – Return Of The Jedi

Warwick Davis had to spend quite a bit of time in an Ewok costume—which had to be incredibly hot. Fortunately, Carrie Fisher was around to give him chocolate milk and cookies during takes. Warwick Davis was 11 years old at the time. Warwick Davis would appear not only in Star Wars but in other “geeky” movies including Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part Two, Willow, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, and Merlin.

Observing Embrace Your Geek Day

Anyone wanting to celebrate Embrace Your Geek Day can easily do so in any number of different ways. They can take the time to learn something new or something that would’ve traditionally been known as geeky. They can wear their favorite T-shirt—regardless of whether it’s a T-shirt for the original Dawn of the Dead, a Lord of the Rings T-shirt, or a T-shirt that celebrates another geeky holiday Pi Day. The point of this holiday is to do what you enjoy and do it without worrying about what the world thinks about your chosen activities.

When is it?
This year (2024)
July 13 Saturday
Next year (2025)
July 13 Sunday
Last year (2023)
July 13 Thursday
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