September 22, 2012 - Hobbit Day

Today is the birthday of the hobbits Bilbo and Frodo Baggins. Of course they were born in different years: Bilbo was born in 2890, and Frodo in 2968, in the Third Age.

If you have no idea what I'm talking about, I can only assume that you have never read J.R.R. Tolkien's popular set of books, The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, nor seen the movies based on these books. I might also wonder if you live in a hole. It's fine to live in a hole, of course—some of my favorite hobbits do!

Hobbit-holes (underground homes) are called “smails.”

You can't go see the newest Peter Jackson movie version of The Hobbit today, because the first part won't be released until December of this year, but you can read Tolkien or watch some of The Lord of the Rings movies!

Here is some more hobbit fun:
  • Check out the games and quizzes at Abiator's The Hobbit website. Unfortunately, some of the links didn't work for me...
  • Find out what your hobbit name is here.

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