Disney will Pay for College

The Walt Disney Corporation is making a commitment to its employees’ educations. They announced that they’ll pay 100% tuition for both full and part time workers, to go to college or trade schools. They’ll even pay for books and materials! That means 80,000 Disney employees, just got the raise of a lifetime!

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Pizza is a Big Dill

What’s the strangest topping you’ve ever had on pizza? Rhino’s Pizzeria in New York offers a pizza with dill pickle slices on it! It looks delicious! You can get peanut butter on your pizza at Randy’s Wooster Street Pizza, or bananas at Red’s Pizza. The Industry Kitchen offers a 2000 dollar pizza topped with gold!

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Grateful Shark is Freed

A Hawaiian family was swimming near Lanai, when they discovered a whale shark entangled in a fishing net. Joby Rohrer dove 50 feet down 5 times, to cut the 150 pound rope away bit by bit. The whale shark remained calm throughout the 45 minute process! Joby’s daughter towed the rope to shore to prevent any more harm.

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Plastic Bags Going Bye-Bye

The biggest supermarket chain in the United States, Kroger, is going to get rid of plastic grocery bags. Starting with the Pacific Northwest in 2019, they will phase out single-use bags by 2025 in all Kroger, Harris Teeter, Fred Meyer, Fry’s, and Ralphs stores, eliminating 6 billion plastic bags per year. Just start using reusable totes now!

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40,000 Year-Old Baby Horse

Scientists have found a fossilized baby horse in Siberia. The foal is nearly perfect, looking like it could be sleeping. It was only 2 to 3 months old when it died in the Paleolithic period, 30 to 40,000 years ago. The permafrost in Siberia always stays below freezing, perfectly preserving and mummifying specimens.

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Birds Know Cigarettes are Toxic

Birds build their nests using found materials, from sticks and moss to plastic bags and cigarette butts. Scientists in Mexico found that birds were actually using cigarette butts to repel parasitic ticks! Studying house finches, they found the birds added butts only to nests with live ticks. They knew the cigarettes were pesticides!

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That’s Waffley Strange Music

Today is Vesuvius Day. Mount Vesuvius is the volcano in Italy, that destroyed Pompeii in 79 AD. Create your own volcano and make it erupt, while listening to unusual music for International Strange Music Day! You can make music from anything. Today is also Waffle Day. What’s your favorite flavor, blueberry or chocolate chip?

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