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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I’m Not Paying This

Con Edison, the utility company in New York, needs to be more careful. A man in Queens received a bill for $38,000,000! It was soon corrected to $74. Maria Sprizzo knows how he feels. She’s been getting 5000 dollar power bills, for the utility pole outside her home! The bills have her address, and the word “pole.”

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Beware the Ides of March

Beware the Ides of March. That’s today! But unless you’re Julius Caesar, you’re safe. Julius Caesar was a Roman leader, who was assassinated March 15th, in 44 BC. That line is from a play by William Shakespeare, when a soothsayer was warning Caesar that his life was in danger. It’s fun to say it ominously!

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Sleepy Speeches

Today is World Sleep Day, and World Speech Day. But please don’t sleep during someone’s speech! That’s just rude. Can you make someone so surprised, they can’t say anything? Try it, for Dumbstruck Day! It’s also Everything You Think Is Wrong Day. Don’t worry, tomorrow you can think you know everything again!

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