Things You'll Overhear Today, April 20th.
By Cory on Friday, April 20, 2012 at 3:35 PM
April 20 has been celebrated semi-covertly for so long that its origins are somewhat hard to pinpoint. Depending on who is asked, the answers you'll get back will vary widely. We've heard everything from it being a police code for smoking pot to it being Hitler's birthday to it being an obscure reference to a Bob Dylan song to it being the number of chemicals contained in marijuana.
The oral history version, it seems, hasn't been puff puff passed down through the generations too effectively, probably because, well, smoking pot makes it hard to remember stuff. Regardless, many consider today something of a national pot smoker's holiday. But much like drinking on St. Patrick's day, the consumption of pot on April 20 has become so overblown that it is starting to become passe. We're not going to lie, we're kind of over it ourselves, which is why our ears perk up whenever we hear some stoner utter something totally ridiculous.
To that end, we pieced together this little infographic to illustrate just a few of the absurd statements we've heard so far today.