Loggerhead sea turtles set a new record in Georgia. There have been the most nests on Georgia beaches this year since 1980, when the state started keeping track. So far, the nest count is 3,960, with hatchings still happening. Loggerheads are a threatened species, so all the baby turtles are great news!
On Sunday, an unexpected solar wind stream pelted the Earth, at 372 miles-per-second. Did you feel it? Actually, solar winds hit Earth’s magnetic field, causing a display of auroras, which are colorful light shows in the night sky. Solar storms are not uncommon, but scientists can usually predict them. This one was a surprise.
Today, the United Nations celebrates International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples. There are over 476,000,000 indigenous people living around the world, in 90 countries. The people that were native to a land, before invaders or explorers came, are trying to preserve unique cultures, languages, and traditions. Research who originally lived in your region.
Today is Melon Day. There are at least 30 varieties of melon, so if you buy them all, you can have a feast! The biggest cantaloupe in the world, weighed 65.9 pounds, while the world’s biggest watermelon weighed over 350 pounds! Plant the seeds, and maybe you can grow your own watermelon bathtub!
Books are the best. Book Lovers Day is for those who take time to appreciate a good book. If your home looks more like a library, with books everywhere, this day is for you! It’s also Rice Pudding Day, so cook up a batch of this creamy dessert, and dig in.
The Cincinnati Zoo in Ohio, has a new baby hippopotamus . The bouncing baby boy has not been named yet, but the zoo is taking suggestions on their website. He’s already swimming with his mom, Bibi, but has not yet met his sister, Fiona. The little hippo calf weighed around 60 pounds at birth.
Did you know, George Washington’s face wasn’t always on the 1 dollar bill? When the first U.S. dollar system was printed in 1862, the Secretary of Treasury, Salman P Chase, was on it. Celebrate Dollar Day by going to the Dollar Tree, even though every item is now a dollar 25.
Have you ever been camping? Tonight is Global Sleep Under The Stars Night. Whether you’re an old camping pro, or never slept outdoors in your life, spend the night outdoors. You can pitch a tent in your backyard, sleep on your porch, or pack up and camp in the wilderness. Don’t forget mosquito repellent!
Sometimes you don’t try to be happy; it just happens. Celebrate Happiness Happens Day, without planning anything special. Maybe crafts make you happy. 8 8 is the Date To Create, so write a story, or create some art. It’s fun! If dessert makes you happiest, celebrate Frozen Custard Day with some creamy soft-serve deliciousness.
Meow meowey meow. It’s International Cat Day! Spend some quality time with your kitty. Maybe he can teach you to be stealthy. You’ll need it, to celebrate Sneak Some Zucchini Into Your Neighbor’s Porch Day! Some gardens produce so much squash, that it takes creativity to make sure it doesn’t go to waste.