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What is tattoo Tuesday about?

November 6, 2018

from Last of the Few

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What am I celebrating today?

November 5, 2018

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What am I sappy cat blogging?

November 2, 2018

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Why am I saying, “No bones about it . . .”

November 1, 2018

That paleo diet is really working!

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What thought is haunting me today?

October 31, 2018

Happy Halloween

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What am I Lego loving for Halloween?

October 30, 2018

The pumpkin, carved by local children and decorated by library staff, features several Lego people sitting in the comfort of their own mini-library under a tangled string of lights. For Halloween, the Lego people will even be adorned in costumes.
Boston Globe and Truro Library

From Bookshelf

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What am I sappy slug blogging?

October 26, 2018

Nudibranchs, or sea slugs, and are group of wildly colored animals that use their striking forms to warn predators against attack. Although the sea slugs move slow, they are protected by a brilliant defense mechanism. Some species create an alarming defense by stealing “weapons” from another creature called a hydroid. These plant-like animals may appear like seaweed, but they are actually a jellyfish relative covered in stingers packed with a paralyzing venom.

Instead of being repelled by the dangerous tentacles covering the hydroids’ bodies, nudibranchs devour them. Once swallowed, some of the immature stingers are passed directly into their digestion system and are stored in their spikes. If a sea slug feels threatened, these stingers are deployed for an overwhelming punch of stolen venom. For more information on nudibranchs and their sneaky defense system, view this article from KQED Deep Look. (via The Kid Should See This)