Rubber duckies love to float in your bathtub, keeping you company. Today is Rubber Duckie Day, so give your ducks some extra playtime! Let them stick around for Sticker Day. If you want to see unusual stickers, just go to an arts and crafts store and look in the scrapbooking section! Wowza!
A radio tower in Texas, is a favorite roosting spot for hundreds of vultures. The tower, which belongs to Customs and Border Protection, is covered with vulture poop and vomit. Yuck! The birds might create problems for employees, but they’re protected by the Migratory Bird Treaty Act. The tower belongs to the vultures now!
Over a year ago, a hum traveled around the world. People couldn’t hear it, but the vibrations created a seismic signal. It turned out to be a new underwater volcano forming! The submarine volcano was born in the Indian Ocean, between Madagascar and Mozambique. It’s now 3 miles long, and a half mile high!
Point Nemo is the spot in the ocean, that’s farthest away from land. Hardly any organic life exists there. The closest humans to it, are usually the astronauts at the International Space Station! Labeled the oceanic pole of inaccessibility, it’s 1670 miles from the nearest inhabited place. The space station is only 258 miles away!
If you have a garbage disposal in your kitchen sink, food scraps get ground up and washed into the sewer pipes. If you install a Sepura bin under your sink, food scraps get collected for composting instead! Once the odor-free container is full, you empty it into your compost pile, to become nutrient-rich soil.
Today is Marzipan Day. Marzipan is made using almond meal, and sugar or honey. The paste can be rolled out to cover cakes, or formed into sweet edible sculptures, like tiny animals or fruits, realistically painted with food coloring. I’d like to make all the planets. You could make a pan of marzipan Marzes!
A home in California would have needed a whole box of fabric softener sheets, to make their laundry smell fresh. There was a skunk trapped in their dryer vent! WildCare Wildlife Hospital is taking care of the rescued skunk, who will be released in the wild once its injuries heal.
Have you ever wanted to see life from a noodle’s point of view? You can do it at the CUPNOODLES Park and Museum, in Yokohama Japan! Become the original ramen in a cup, by stretching out on a noodle net, playing in a ball pool to season yourself, and pretending to fry in oil.
A power outage in Ohio that affected 400 customers, was caused by balloons. Foil mylar balloons had been released into the air, and when they touched high voltage wires, the metallic coating caused an explosion. Once helium balloons are let go, they come back down as litter, and animals eat them. Keep your balloons captive!
Dot-dash, dot-dash-dot-dot, dot, dash-dot-dot-dash, dot-dash. That’s my name! What’s yours? It’s Learn Your Name In Morse Code Day. Morse code assigned a pattern of short and long taps to each letter, to communicate by telegraph before telephones were invented. Use it to send messages by flashlight, or tapping on your desk.