Norris Kellam’s great talent in life was floating…

Norris Kellam’s great talent in life was floating. For which he earned the name “The Human Cork.” In May 1933 he attempted to break the world record for staying afloat by floating in a saltwater pool in Norfolk, Virginia for over 86 hours. Unfortunately he didn’t make it. After 71 hours and 19 minutes he was overcome by sharp cramps and sunburn and had to climb out of the pool.

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In order to be fair to all religions, in addition to Bibles, kids in some Florida schools are also going….

In order to be fair to all religions, in addition to Bibles, kids in some Florida schools are also going to have access to literature from their local Satanic Temple. The most intriguing of the documents to be passed out to interested children is an activity book including puzzles and coloring pages.

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What you’re seeing is the defense mechanism of a tiny crustacean…

ostracod

What you’re seeing is the defense mechanism of a tiny crustacean called an ostracod, a shrimp-like organism about 1mm in size that some fish accidentally eat while hunting for plankton. When eaten by a translucent cardinalfish, the ostracod immediately releases a bioluminescent chemical in an attempt to illuminate the fish from the inside, making it immediately identifiable to predators. Not wanting to be eaten, the cardinalfish immediately spits out the ostracod, resulting in little underwater fish fireworks.

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