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Be Smart on Dunce Day by Avoiding These Common Home Safety Mistakes

Despite its name November 8 is a day that represents the celebration of learning.

It’s Dunce Day and, as is the case every November 8, it’s a time to celebrate the ability to learn. This year, take the chance to discover some of the most common home safety mistakes, so you can avoid being a dunce about them!

The name of the day is associated with dunce caps from older education methods.

Dunce Day’s origins trace back to medieval times in Duns, Scotland, which was named after Duns Scotus, a scholar from the time. He greatly valued knowledge and thought that wearing a cone-shaped hat could boost the potential for learning as knowledge would flow down from the point of the cap into the wearer’s head. This helped to explain the shape of the dunce cap worn in classrooms, as the original purpose was to help students who weren’t at their best behavior to become more scholarly.

Today, we can use the celebration of Dunce Day to remind us to learn things that are important to our lives…and avoid being a dunce. This year, take some time to find out the most common home safety mistakes. These mistakes place your safety, the safety of your family, and your home and property at risk.