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plastic

It’s Just Plain Weird: Houses Made From Recycled Plastic & Unlikely Friends

Houses from Recycled Plastic This sounds like an awesome idea. A company formed in 2013 in Puebla, Mexico, called Eco Domum, is using discarded plastic trash to form panels to build houses. It is the brainchild of Carlos Daniel Gonzalez who identified the need for low cost housing in...

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mammoth spring

Weird & Wonderful in Arkansas: Mammoth Spring State Park

Mammoth Spring is part of a large underground river system.  It’s called a first magnitude karst spring and it starts with rain falling in southern Missouri. It is the largest spring in Arkansas and the third-largest spring in the Ozark region behind Big Spring and Greer Spring. Mammoth Spring...

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fatbergs

It’s Just Plain Weird: Fatbergs and Helping Orphan Animals

What is a fatberg? This amazing image shows a “fatberg” that blocked a drain in Australia. Similar fatbergs have blocked drains in America and the United Kingdom. One recent headline in Bloomberg News reads “In Fatberg Fight, NYC Goes to War Against Flushable Wipes.” Bloomberg describes how $1.1 billion...

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ice

It’s Just Plain Weird: Ice Balls & Zebra-Striped Cows

Ice Balls This phenomenon comes about in cold climates where ice formed on water breaks apart into small pieces and is known as slushy ice. Layers of this ice stick together in the cool waters and come ashore on waves. The waves spin the balls of ice smoothing them...

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It’s Just Plain Weird: The Great Green Wall

A plan to change the barren landscape across the width of Africa seems far-fetched but it is real, and it has achieved some success. It’s called the Great Green Wall and is an expanse of land approximately 30 miles wide and 4,350 miles long. 21 countries participate in the...

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trick or treating

It’s Just Plain Weird: Trick or Treating

Where did the tradition of Trick or Treating come from? According to Smithsonian.com it all began with a Celtic tradition in celebration of the end of the year. The idea was to dress us as an evil spirit. People believed that, with the changing of the year, the spirits...

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Antarctica snowstorms

It’s Just Plain Weird: Snowstorms in Antarctica & Life-Sized Jellyfish

Making Snowstorms in Antarctica It is predicted that with global warming, sea levels around the world could rise by as much as 10 feet (3 m). The result would be that many coastal cities, like New York and Tokyo, would be below sea level. Scientists believe the time is now...

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It’s Just Plain Weird: The World’s Largest Cave & “Smart” Cities

The World’s Largest Cave In 2009, a group of cavers from the British Cave Research Association led an expedition into a previously unexplored cave on the Laos/Vietnam border known as the Hang Son Doong Cave. The name means Mountain River Cave. A local hunter had found the entrance in...

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cloud of ladybugs

It’s Just Plain Weird: A Massive Cloud of Ladybugs

A Massive Cloud of Ladybugs or Maybe Not? Weather forecasters at the National Weather Service in San Diego, California, were surprised when a large “blob” appeared on their radar screens, over the San Gabriel Mountains. It was a clear day and there were no other signs of storms or...

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