- The Americans with Disabilities Act permits people with disabilities to take their trained service dogs anywhere, public or private, including areas that are off-limits for other dogs.
- The total cost of buying, feeding, and maintaining a dog the size of a Labrador retriever is, on average, equal to the cost of one Starbucks Espresso Frappuccino a day.
- In autumn whales move from sub polar to subtropical seas to reproduce, returning to colder, food-rich waters in late spring. They may be guided by a magnetic substance (called magnetite) in their brains that functions as a magnetic compass.
- Each year, the spiny lobster makes an astounding migration. Individual lobsters join large numbers of others to march single file across the ocean's floor. Scientists don't fully understand why the spiny lobsters do this, but it is believed to have something to do with their reproductive cycle.
Funda of Fundas
Freshwater eels spend most of their lives in North American and British lakes and rivers, but to reproduce they swim from each side of the Atlantic to an area of the Sargasso Sea between Bermuda and Puerto Rico.
Land barriers are no problem: The eels just slither overland through dewy grass.
After breeding, they return to their freshwater homes.
by Aniket Kumar (11 years)
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