Archive for Tag: weird facts for kids

bottle

It’s Just Plain Weird: A Message in a Bottle and a Website for Bugs

Fisherman Finds Message in a Bottle In April 2019, third graders at Greensboro Day School in North Carolina were given the assignment to write messages and put them in bottles. It was part of their “Pirate Day” celebrations. Vivian Byerly’s note included a note that said, “If you find...

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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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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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frost flowers

It’s Just Plain Weird: Frost Flowers & Glowworm Caves

You have to get up very early on a cold and frosty morning to see these: the phenomena known as a frost flower is formed when water drawn up into the stem of a plant forms into a thin layer of ice. The temperature above ground must be below...

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