Winters in Minnesota provide some interesting sights. Some friends were skating on Lake Minnetonka, when they saw a man doing donuts with his tractor, on the ice. One friend used a golf cart to join the fun. Then the cart and tractor towed a sofa across the ice, so the friends could go couch-surfing!
Have you ever heard of the sarcastic fringehead? It’s an unusual fish, that looks like a sock puppet with big eyes. They like to hide in holes and attack prey with their gigantic mouths. When 2 male sarcastic fringeheads get near each other, they expand their gaping mouths, to see whose is bigger!
When 9 year-old João met his neighbor’s new kittens, he noticed one of them couldn’t walk. He was determined to help the kitten play with its siblings, so he decided to build her a wheelchair! He borrowed materials from a friend to create the device, attached it to the kitten, and away she rode!
When the University of Bristol, in England, had new furniture delivered, they were left with a lot of bubble wrap. They decided to put it to good use, by giving it to students at exam time. The directions say, “For immediate stress relief, pop three capsules every 4-to-6 hours, or as needed!” That’s creative recycling!
Pop. Pop. Pop, pop, pop-pop-pop-pop! It’s Popcorn Day! In the 16th century, popcorn was used in Aztec headdresses in Mexico. It became a popular food in the United States in the 18-hundreds. It’s also Tin Can Day. Peter Durand patented the perfect way to store food for years, in 1810. Eat a tin of popcorn!
On Sunday evening, people in North and South America and parts of Europe, will be able to watch the only total lunar eclipse of 2019. The moon will look red, and is closer to the Earth, looking bigger and brighter. January’s first full moon is called the Wolf moon. So it’ll be a super-blood-wolf-moon eclipse!
Cody and Lucy Lutz built a 9-foot tall snowman after the recent snowstorm in Kentucky. To make it more stable, they built it around a big tree stump. They found tire tracks leading up to their damaged snowman the next day. Someone tried to run it over, but hit the hidden stump instead. Ha-ha!
Backpacks can carry a lot of stuff, but you might still need more room. In Japan, people are getting really really really big backpacks! They are big enough to hold a few small kids inside, and cost about $240 at Plywood.jp. Why just carry books for a friend, when you could carry the whole friend?
The San Quinten State Prison houses men convicted of crimes, but the inmates have found an unlikely source of inspiration. Many of the prisoners are taking hula classes twice a week! It improves their physical and mental well-being while they are in prison, and helps the dancers appreciate other cultures.
It’s Winnie the Pooh Day! A-A Milne’s books about the lovable bear, Piglet, Tigger, and friends, were inspired by a black bear at the London Zoo named Winnie. Christopher Robin, the author’s son, loved to visit him! It’s also Thesaurus Day, a wonderful, fantastic, magnificent, phenomenal, terrific tool to give you synonyms for words.