National Honesty Day

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April 30th is National Honesty Day…seriously, it is!  I headed down to the Philadelphia Museum of Art to see just how honest people are.

People from all over the country confessed to telling lies.  What are lies you’ve told?  Are they the same as some of the people I spoke with?  Some of them are pretty funny!

Honesty Day is celebrated on April 30 in the United States. It was invented by M. Hirsh Goldberg, who chose the last day of April since the first day of that month, which is April Fools’ Day, celebrates falsehoods.  On this day, anyone participating may ask any question they choose and the opposing person should give a truthful and straightforward answer. This is implying that the person who is answering the question actually has knowledge of Honesty Day, of course!

Do you know statistically who are the most “honest” people?  According to Times Dispatch, a recent Gallup poll found that nurses are the most honest people. In contrast, lobbyists, salesmen, and Congress are supposedly the least honest people.  Hmmm….are we surprised here folks?  Happy Honest Day!

By Zachery Lashway (@zachlashway)