Spider-Man broke a world record this month. Actually, it was a cluster of Spideys! At the Stockholm Comic Con in Sweden, 547 costumed people gathered, to become the largest number of people dressed as Spider-Man in one location. The event was held by Marvel and Sony to celebrate the Spider-Man PS4’s recent release.
Students at the Subbiah Vidyalayam Girls School, in Thoothukudi India, are going straight to the source to reduce plastic packaging. In 2 weeks, the girls collected over 20,000 snack wrappers, and mailed them to the snack producers for safe disposal. They included a letter asking for eco-friendly packaging, so they could savor the products without guilt.
If you go to Portland Oregon, you might be lucky enough to get a visit from the Bling Fairy. For the last 6 years, 71 year-old Myron Boyer has given away glittery pins and brooches, to people who look like they “need a little sparkle.” He enjoys talking to people, and spreading rhinestone joy!
One cat either has a future in law enforcement, or a drug problem. A cat in the United Kingdom, brought home a plastic bag full of illegal narcotics one night, and stashed them in his bed. When the cat’s human found it the next day, they turned it over to the police.
Today is National Checkers Day, also known as Dogs In Politics Day. It’s named after former US President Richard Nixon’s dog, but it’s more fun to just play a game of checkers! Even more fun, would be to make your dog president of your house for the day!
You’re never too old to take up a new hobby. Jack Morrow, a World War 2 veteran, decided to learn to quilt, and make blankets for babies. He donates the blankets to Bundles of Love, a charity that helps needy families. Jack set a goal for himself, and completed 500 quilts by his 95th birthday!
The Bugatti Chiron is one of the fastest cars in the world, reaching speeds of 260 miles per hour. But there’s an equally impressive version that goes only 12 miles per hour. It’s a life-size Lego Bugatti! The working model uses over 1,000,000 Lego Technic pieces, as well as 2304 Lego motors, and you can actually drive it!
Pumpkin spice everything has been popping up for a few weeks now, but today is the official first day of fall in the Northern Hemisphere. The autumnal equinox occurs when the sun is directly in line with the Earth’s equator. In the Southern Hemisphere, it’s the vernal equinox: the first day of spring!
Today is World Rhino Day, and Elephant Appreciation Day. Both animals are endangered. Poachers hunt rhinoceroses for their horns, and elephants for their tusks. Their habitats are also disappearing. Learn more about these magnificent creatures today! It’s also International Rabbit Day, if you’d prefer to learn about small furry animals!
There are so many things being celebrated today! It’s World Car Free Day, so try to walk, bike, or use public transportation. It’s Hobbit Day, in honor of Frodo and Bilbo Baggins’s birthday. It’s White Chocolate Day and Ice Cream Cone Day, so combine the treats! And it’s Doodle Day. Draw some tiny sketches!