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Everything That’s Important in April

April: the official month of rain, pillow fights and Penélope Cruz.

NCAA Final Four in Houston

NCAA Final Four in Houston

Entries in ESPN’s bracket contest: 5.9 million
Entries that correctly guessed the Final Four: 2
Previous Final Fours without a #1 or #2 seeded team: 0
Current Vegas odds of VCU winning the championship: 7:1
Odds at the beginning of the season: 2,500:1

International Pillow Fight Day

International Pillow Fight Day

Participating cities: 99 worldwide
Largest single-location pillow fight on record: 3,706 participants
Total pillows involved: Over 50,000
Possibility of giggly, scantily clad denizens at these pillow-based skirmishes: Not as large as you might hope

National Beer Day

National Beer Day

Date of world’s first recorded beer: 4300 BC
Seats in the largest biergarten in the world in Munich: Up to 8,000
World’s strongest beer, BrewDog’s End of History: 55% alcohol
Bottles brewed: 12
Bottles served inside taxidermied squirrels: 12

National Karaoke Week
APR 20-26

National Karaoke Week

Longest recorded karaoke marathon: 555 hours, 55 minutes and 5 seconds
Most performed karaoke song in America, according to our sources: “Livin’ on a Prayer”
Chances you’ll nail “Sexual Healing”: 7:1

Penélope Cruz Turns 37
APR 28

Penélope Cruz Turns 37

Height: 5′ 5½″
Languages spoken: 4
Movies where she locks lips with Scarlett Johansson: 1 (Vicky Cristina Barcelona)
Languages in which that scene resonates: All of them

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