Traci Lynn Martin has rheumatoid arthritis, but she’s not letting the painful illness stand in the way of her goal. Traci is attempting to circumnavigate all 5 Great Lakes, in a kayak. She started paddling in Lake Erie on March 1st, and hopes to complete the 4200 mile journey by Christmas.
A restaurant in California is staying busy, despite all the shutdowns. Tootsie’s launched a program called Adopt a Doctor or Nurse, so people in the community can thank the heroes working in hospitals, by buying them a meal. Over 2000 meals have been delivered so far. Hopefully, this idea will spread everywhere!
At 8:30 pm today, turn off all your lights for Earth Hour. People around the globe will participate at 8:30 in their time zone, creating a wave of darkness sweeping across the Earth. Earth Hour was created to bring attention to each person’s part in protecting our planet. What will you do to help?
Spring is here, and so are the weeds. Luckily, it’s Weed Appreciation Day! Instead of putting weed-killer on your lawn, welcome weeds like dandelions and clover. They are some of the first flowers to bloom, and bees depend on them! You can eat dandelions, wild onions, chickweed, and purslane. Pick your own salad!
Put your forks away. It’s Something On A Stick Day! Pierce your peas with a toothpick, freeze your juice on a popsicle stick, and skewer your entire dinner on a kebab. Dip strawberries on a chopstick in chocolate fondue. Then roast marshmallows on a stick over a campfire! Everything’s better cooked on a stick!
Carrie Swidecki loves to dance. The California teacher set a world record, by playing the Just Dance video game, for 138 hours in a row! She set records for longest video game marathon, as well as most high scores on a dance game in 24 hours. At school, she teaches kids how to stay active.
It sounds like a joke, but scientists have discovered that Uranus is leaking gas into space. The icy planet has a plasmoid, where Uranus’s atmosphere is escaping. The planet’s magnetic field, funnels it away. Maybe that’s a good thing, since the clouds of Uranus contain hydrogen sulfide. They smell like rotten eggs!
Springtime brings allergies for many people, and you could be super-sneezy. Remember to sneeze into your elbow! Also, wash your hands with soap for 20 seconds, every time you blow your nose. Watch the Mythbusters Contamination Experiment, and Safe Sneeze, on YouTube. You’ll see how easy it is to spread your snot to everyone. Gross.
For National Scribble Day, here’s a fun activity to do with someone. Each person draws a scribble on a piece of paper. Now exchange papers, and turn the scribble into a drawing! Scribbles can become works of art. Just look up the famous artist, Cy Twombly, for inspiration. Go scribble a masterpiece!
Josephs, Joeys, Josephines, get ready: today is National Joe Day. Joe is also a nickname for coffee. It’s Quirky Country Music Song Title Day too. “My T-Rex Ran Away With My Legos and All I’ve Got to Drink is This Cup of Old Joe,” would be a great song. Now YOU make one up!