The Immortal Jellyfish

The Turritopsis dohrnii jellyfish has been studied by scientists for years because it has the secret to immortality. The jellyfish larva, or planula, creates a colony of polyps. Each polyp turns into a jellyfish. But if the jellyfish is hurt or starving, it can shrink back into a planula and start over!

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Go Fly A Kite

Today is National Boy Scout Day. A requirement for the aviation merit badge in 1911 was to “build a box kite that will fly.” You don’t have to be a scout to do that; it’s also National Kite Flying Day! Kites have been around since 470 BC in China! Build or fly a kite today!

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Zip to a World Record

Glenn Quillin celebrated turning 102 in California by becoming the oldest person to ride a zip line! If he lived in the United Arab Emirates, he could set his world record on another world record:┬áthe 1.75 mile┬áRas Al Khaimah is the world’s longest zip line. You can fly 93 miles per hour in the mountains!

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National Fettuccinium Day?

Today we celebrate National Fettuccine Alfredo Day and National Periodic Table Day. The periodic table organizes chemical elements in a chart by atomic number, which is the number of protons in the nucleus of an atom. Fettuccine Alfredo is pasta with a butter and cheese sauce. Fettuccinium is not on the periodic table!

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Rocket Launches Galore

Flat-Earther Mad Mike Hughes’s rocket launch failed again. He strapped himself to a rocket, but apparently there was a faulty plunger or blown o ring. Fortunately, he can livestream the Falcon Heavy rocket launch today, which may result in a more spectacular explosion according to Elon Musk. Successful or not, it’ll be exciting!

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