Uranus Smelt It

Poor Uranus. After years of debate, astronomers have finally identified the gas that makes up the planet’s clouds. It’s hydrogen sulfide, the gas that makes rotten eggs and flatulence smell so good. Yep, Uranus smells like farts. Ha ha ha hoho-hee-hee, hoho hoo hee! It’s also -328 degrees Fahrenheit, so I don’t think I’d want to visit Uranus anyway!

The Ocean Cleanup is About to Start

When Dutch student Boyan Slat was 18, he started a foundation called The Ocean Cleanup. They designed a device to collect the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, an area of plastic trash twice as big as France. The system is finally ready to start cleaning! If people stop adding to it, half the patch could get collected in 5 years.

Stars of Eaglecam.org are Growing Up!

Have you watched Justice and Liberty and their baby eagles on the eagle cam yet? The eaglets are losing their fluffy baby feathers and looking more grown up. You might see their parents fly in with a big fish to feed to them. Before long, they’ll start learning to fly! Watch them on eaglecam dot org.

Snuggle Up in a Blanket and Snort

Today is National Pigs In A Blanket Day! Pretend you’re a little piglet and snuggle up in a blanket and snort. Pretend your pets are pigs too. Make some art of pigs in blankets, and make a blanket with pigs on it! Or eat sausages wrapped in biscuit dough. I think that’s what they really meant, hee hee snort!

Cows Love Mooosic

The cows in Kilmichael Cork, Ireland appreciate good music. When young Grace Lehane played a song on her concertina, which is an accordion-like instrument, the cows on her father’s farm came running! They stood along the fence and listened to her play. They couldn’t clap for her, but they gave her a standing ovation!


Can You Identify These Mutts?

Would you like to take a quiz where you try and identify dogs? Would you like to help with scientific research? You can do both by logging on to “Mutt Mix” at IAABCprojects.org! ¬†You’ll see photos of dogs, and try to guess what breeds they are. When the scientists finish the study, you’ll get a certificate, and the answers!


Take Your Pick Today

You’ll never guess what today is. Seriously, you’ll never guess. It’s International Pixel-Stained Technopeasant Day! Too wacky? Celebrate International Nose Picking Day! Too gross? How about National Cherry Cheesecake Day! Too sweet? Try National Zucchini Bread Day! And if thou likest none of those, it’s Talk Like Shakespeare Day!


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