Send a Potato Flying

The perfect thing to do today would be, to fly around in a little plane, taking pictures of potato fields, with bows in your hair. That’s because it’s International Bow Day, World Photography Day, Potato Day, and Aviation Day. At the very least, spoon mashed potatoes into your mouth like an airplane!

Kids Helping Kids

Aiden and Chloe Quezada might be only 6 and 4 years old, but they’re busy raising money to buy school supplies for kids and teachers. Their family started making their favorite snack, pinwheel crisps, to sell in Minnesota. They’ve already made a profit of $460, and made their first donation to Stuff The Bus’s school supply drive!

Foster a Rabbit from Peacebunny Island

When Caleb Smith was 9 years old, he saw that many people who bought rabbits, grew tired of them. He didn’t have room to rescue them all, so he started a foster program. 300 families have fostered rabbits so far. He’s now 15, and has his own island for all the rabbits, called Peacebunny Island!

Beware of Squawkzilla

Over a decade ago, fossilized bird bones were found in New Zealand, and stored on a shelf. A graduate student recently took a closer look at the 16,000,000-year-old leg bones, and the research team discovered they were actually from a prehistoric parrot! Nicknamed Squawkzilla, it was as large as a human child!

A Pumpkin Spice Too Far?

When Autumn arrives, so does Pumpkin Spice-flavored everything. Some of those foods are already hitting the grocery stores. One product was originally an April Fools joke: Pumpkin Spice Spam. The company decided to actually put the flavored canned meat on the market. I think I’ll stick to pumpkin spice lattes!

Yum, Yum, Fajita Fun

Roses are red. Violets are blue. Some poems rhyme, but this one doesn’t. It’s Bad Poetry Day! Write a really bad poem for fun. It might be so bad, it’s good! It’s also Fajita Day. When you order a fajita you get your own sizzling pan of veggies, and tortillas to wrap them up!

Calling All Birds

It’s rare to see a payphone in the United States anymore, but a new one was installed in Takoma Park Maryland. If you try to make a phone call, you’ll be surprised to hear bird calls instead! Musician David Schulman created the art installation. Each button plays the sound of a different local bird.

Seaweed Prevents Gassy Cows

A pink seaweed called asparagopsis, helps cows burp less. Australian researchers found that adding a small amount of the seaweed to a cow’s diet, could reduce harmful methane gas emissions from cows by 99%! If they grow enough to feed to all the cows in the world, it will really help Earth’s climate.

Slow Down for Turtles

West Lafayette Indiana is full of small ponds, and turtles are often seen trying to get to them, by crossing dangerous streets. 8-year-old Jack Wietbrock wrote a letter to the mayor, asking him to put up Turtle Crossing signs to help keep them safe. The mayor agreed to install signs, thanks to Jack!

Thank You, Bees!

Bees are essential to pollinate crops, but honey bee populations have been declining. You can help the honey bees by planting more flowers, setting out water for them, and not using pesticides. Or start a beehive! Say thank you to a bee today, for World Honey Bee Day!

 

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