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.
I hope it rains later, because it’s Step In A Puddle And Splash Your Friends Day! You should probably warn them first, so they can either run away, or get ready to splash you back. After all, we wouldn’t want it to become Everyone’s Mad At You For Getting Them Wet Day!
A red panda named Kush, escaped from his enclosure in a British zoo again. The Curraghs Wildlife Park captured Kush in November, after he’d been on the loose for 3 weeks. They’re not sure how he got out this time! He must have wanted to visit friends he’d made the last time!
Boyan Slat is a Dutch engineer, who’s been collecting trash from the Great Pacific Garbage Patch in the ocean. His organization, The Ocean Cleanup, realized that most of the ocean’s garbage flows in from 1000 rivers. He invented a solar-powered barge, called the Interceptor, that eats plastic trash from rivers, before it reaches the sea!
Conserving energy is good for the planet, so start with your own home, on Cut Your Energy Costs Day. Adjust your thermostat a few degrees, and wear a sweater. Run the dishwasher with a full load. Use LED light bulbs. You could even unplug your TV and game consoles. Ha-ha, just kidding!
What can help protect your heart, lower blood pressure, is made from a bean, and is celebrated today? Bittersweet chocolate! The bitter tasting flavonols that carry health benefits are removed from cacao beans to make sweeter chocolate, so if you want your chocolate to be good for you, bitter is better!
Today is Peculiar People Day, in honor of those individuals who are a little strange. Do your own thing and be proud! It’s also Houseplant Appreciation Day. You might have even more houseplants in the winter, hiding out from the cold, so tell them thank you for giving you cleaner air!