Good Dog!

Do you ever play video games that have a dog in them? A Twitter page called “Can You Pet the Dog?” tells you whether or not your character can pet the dog, in various video games. It’s so satisfying to pet a friendly dog, even if it’s only a virtual one!

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Irish Dancing Past Cancer

Last year, Finnbar O’Reilly was preparing for the Irish dancing world championships, when he developed bone cancer. He had to sit out All Irelands, to begin treatment. He kept dancing as much as he could, while undergoing chemotherapy. Now, the Virginia 17 year-old is cancer-free, and ready to compete in All Irelands next month!

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The Buzzards Are Back

Every year, Hinckley Ohio celebrates spring and the return of its buzzards. Also known as turkey vultures, they’ve returned to the cliffs and caverns of Whipp’s Ledges like clockwork every March 15th. The town always hosts a Buzzard Day for visitors the following Sunday with lots of pancakes. The vultures just eat dead animals!

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Paddy’s Day Celebrations

Don’t worry when you see the neon green Chicago River today. It’s just St. Patrick’s Day! Saint Patrick was British, but became a Christian missionary in Ireland in the 5th century. His feast day has become a celebration of all things Irish, from shamrocks to leprechauns to the color green! Happy Paddy’s Day!

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No Baking Required

The Lismore Comprehensive School, in Craigavon Northern Ireland, celebrated Pi Day by making a gigantic human pi! They formed the mathematical symbol, with 1,170 students and faculty, setting a new world record for most people forming a giant pi symbol. I wonder if they celebrated, by eating lots of pies!

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Simple Math Trick

What sounds like an easier calculation to do in your head: 12% of   50, or 50% of 12? They both have the same answer! Thousands of people didn’t know this trick, and were amazed when Ben Stevens pointed it out on Twitter. It can make mental math a little less complicated!

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Butterflies Are Back

California has been declared drought-free, for the first time in over 7 years. There had been below-average amounts of rain and snow. But the return of precipitation has caused the water reservoirs to refill, wildflowers to bloom, and the return of massive numbers of butterflies. Millions of painted lady butterflies are migrating across California!

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Happy Panda Day

Today is National Panda Day, celebrating the lovable black and white fur-balls. The endangered giant panda lives in China, and has a diet of bamboo. They eat for up to 14 hours a day! They only weigh 4 ounces at birth, but grow to be 350 pounds. Instead of hibernating like other bears, pandas play in the snow!

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Your Lips Are Awesome

Do you have lips? It’s Lips Appreciation Day! Use them to smile, because it’s also, Everything You Do Is Right Day! Whether you put mustard on your pizza, or wear your socks in the shower, you’re still right! It’s also Quilting Day. Learn to quilt, or at least snuggle up in one!

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