Saturday, May 21, 2011

Today is Monday May 23, 2011

World Turtle Day

Turtles and tortoises come in all shapes and sizes. They range in size from the 4-inch Bog Turtle to the 1500-pound Leathery Turtle. Various species of turtles can be found around the world on every continent except Antarctica. Did you know that turtles have been on the earth for more than 200 million years? They evolved before mammals, birds, snakes, and lizards. One reason that they have outlived many other types of species is because of their unique shells. The shell of a turtle is made up of 60 different bones all connected together. Despite that hard exterior, they're really big softies on the inside and need your protection. This World Turtle Day, be kind to the turtle. I mean, what's he ever done to you?
  • Today is also Victoria Day & National Taffy Day
  • May is National Bike Month & National Strawberry Month & National Hamburger Month
  • This week is National Frozen Yogurt Week

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 On this day in History:

1785 - Benjamin Franklin wrote in a letter that he had invented bifocals.

1949 - The Republic of West Germany was established.


Quote: "I began to have an idea of my life, not as the slow shaping of achievement to fit my preconceived purposes, but as the gradual discovery and growth of a purpose which I  

did not know."

--Joanna Field

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