The TV Reception’s Bad

A rooftop TV antenna in Wales, appeared to be getting an adjustment by a seagull. It turns out, the poor seagull was impaled on the antenna! Whitechurch firefighters rescued the bird, and took him to a wildlife specialist. He’s recovering nicely, and will soon be returned to the wild. No more TV, Mr. Seagull!

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Sprawling Stone Age City

A huge Neolithic city is being unearthed near Jerusalem. The 10,000 year-old site is the largest Stone Age excavation in the Middle East. Archaeologists had already been excavating the area for 18 months, but a recent highway project revealed that the city was much bigger than they thought. It will keep them busy for years!

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Ridding the Skies of Plastic

Air New Zealand wants to keep plastic out of landfills and oceans, by keeping single-use plastics out of the skies. The airline will begin using plant-based cups and reusable dishes instead of sauce packets. The changes will cut out 55,000,000 pieces of plastic, and reduce Air New Zealand’s carbon footprint by 10.3 million pounds per year.

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Emoji Tattoos

Today is World Emoji Day! If you send a text message, don’t use words. Just use pictures! There are over 2800 emojis, so take some time to scroll through all the newest ones! If you prefer pictures on your body, it’s also Tattoo Day. Time to plaster your arms with fake tattoos!

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Stay Off That Raft

Tropical Storm Barry has been flooding Louisiana, but the fire ants know how to stay safe. They use teamwork, to form a giant raft! Researchers have found that the rafts are strong enough to withstand waves, and can break apart and reform as needed. The ants hang onto each other with jaws and claws.

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Experience ApolloInRealTime.org

50 years ago, the Apollo 11 mission to the moon lifted off. ApolloInRealTime.org, lets you follow along exactly as it happened, from historical footage of the launch on July 16th, to the landing on the moon on July 20th, and ending with the astronauts’ return to the recovery ship on July 24th. It starts at T-minus-now!

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Swimming With a Giant Jelly

Barrel jellyfish are huge, and a massive one was just spotted off the coast of Cornwall England. Biologist Lizzie Daly was diving near Falmouth, and came upon a jellyfish that was bigger than her! There was no need to be scared, because barrel jellyfish cannot sting through human skin, although they could cause a rash!

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Snake Talk

Today is World Snake Day. Have you ever touched a snake’s smooth scaly skin? The longest snake species is the reticulated python, and Medusa is the longest snake, at 25 feet long. Dozens of people could touch her at once! The longest threadsnake was only 4 inches long, and the width of a spaghetti noodle.

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Spinach and Guinea Pigs

Today is Fresh Spinach Day! Eat a spinach salad, or roll the leaves up and eat them like a carrot. It’s also Guinea Pig Appreciation Day. Give your furry pet lots of love, but only feed them spinach once a week. Guinea pigs are rodents, with individual personalities. They’re great pets, but need lots of space!

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