A family in New Zealand, says someone kept breaking into their home, and stealing fish food. They set up a security camera, and discovered the cat burglar was an actual cat! It was breaking in through a locked cat door. The only question now is, why would a cat want fish food.
Wollemi Pine trees have been around for 200,000,000 years. They existed at the same time as dinosaurs! There are only 200 Wollemi Pines left in the wild, and they were in the path of the fires raging across Australia. Firefighters were airlifted in, and with the help of water from air tankers, they saved the grove!
6-year-old Owen Colley, heard about the bushfires in Australia, and wanted to help the animals. He’s making koala bears out of clay, for people who donate money to Wildlife Rescue South Coast. His parents set up a GoFundMe called Owen’s Australian Creature Rescue, which has raised over $136,000 so far! His new goal is $3,000,000!
Did you make any New Year’s resolutions? If you promised yourself you would change something in your life, and it’s working, congratulations! If you’ve failed, don’t worry about it, because it’s Ditch New Year’s Resolutions Day! Be proud of your broken resolutions for today, and you can start fresh tomorrow.
On this day in 1706, Benjamin Franklin was born. Did you know he invented swim flippers when he was 12? That’s why today is Kid Inventors’ Day. Kids also invented popsicles, ear muffs, the trampoline, and Braille. Have you ever invented anything? Start writing all your ideas down. You might have the next great invention!
Proxima Centauri is our Solar System’s nearest neighbor. The star is 4.2 light years away, and has a planet called Proxima b, that could be habitable. Astronomers have discovered evidence that the star could have another planet, which would be called Proxima c. They’ll continue searching for clues, using data from the Gaia space telescope.
Rapper Harvey Daniels, also known as FRZY, can add world-record-holder to his name. He spent 31 hours straight, freestyle rapping! He performed at The Block Northway in Pennsylvania, and was allowed a 5-minute break every hour. His event raised money for Music Cares, an organization that helps low-income musicians.
Linda Herring has been a foster mom for more than 50 years. When kids need a temporary home because their parents can’t take care of them, foster parents fill in. Linda did that over 600 times! She’s finally retiring, at 75, but 5 of her children and 3 grandchildren have followed her lead, and are also foster parents!
A Canadian company in Nova Scotia, is making lumber out of plastic. Goodwood Plastic Products uses about 80% of the recyclable plastic collected in Halifax, and turns it into building blocks. They can be drilled and nailed just like wood, but don’t deteriorate. Goodwood is creative. They also made a parking lot from recycled plastics!
Today is National Nothing Day. Since that was so boring, people created other things to celebrate besides nothing. It’s also Fig Newton Day, International Hot And Spicy Food Day, and Appreciate A Dragon Day. If you want to pretend you’re a dragon, eat a Carolina Reaper pepper! Your throat will be on fire!