By now you probably know that there’s a national day for pretty much everything.

For instance, National Siblings Day is celebrated on April 10. (This works out well for me since that’s also my sister’s birthday. Two birds with one stone, you know?)

Anyone who loves lasagna can celebrate National Garfield the Cat Day on June 19. Let’s just hope it doesn’t fall on a Monday.

Confusingly, National Fitness Day and National No Diet Day both fall on May 6. Your guess is as good as mine on how you’re supposed to celebrate the two at the same time.


This Monday, Jan. 29 is a day that exercises your body in a different way. It exercises your brain!

Jan. 29 is National Puzzle Day.


According to

Whether it's a crossword, jigsaw, trivia, word searches, brain teasers or Sudoku, puzzles put our minds to work. Studies have found that when we work on a jigsaw puzzle, we use both sides of the brain.  And spending time daily working on puzzles improves memory, cognitive function, and problem-solving skills.

So why not put your mind to the test?


See how many of these word puzzles you can get. No worries if there are any stumpers: all of the answers are at the end. No cheating!

Solve these picture puzzles

Convert these pictures/Emoji into the correct responses. These pictures are NOT describing the answer — they're telling you which words and sounds to say. The answers are at the bottom.

Gallery Credit: Dino Flammia

Okay, maybe you were able to solve those puzzles… see how well you do with these:

LOOK: Can you guess the world-famous actor from a childhood photo?

Stacker used Getty Images to compile photos of beloved actors from when they were children. How many can you guess from their childhood picture alone?

Gallery Credit: Stacker

How to pronounce these 20 town names in NJ

How many of these New Jersey municipalities and neighborhoods have you been pronouncing wrong?

Gallery Credit: Judi Franco


The post above reflects the thoughts and observations of New Jersey 101.5's Kylie Moore. Any opinions expressed are Kylie's own. You can follow Kylie on Instagram.

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