Monarch butterflies are disappearing at an alarming rate because: (1) the Mexican forests where they overwinter are being cut down; (2) modern agriculture has eliminated milkweed, a primary food source for young butterflies, from midwestern US fields; and (3) climate change has placed deadly droughts and cold snaps along their migration route.
'You see the same pattern all over. Take Detroit--' 'Hold on. Why do you know all these statistics offhand?' 'Oh, um, no idea. I definitely spend my evenings hanging out with friends, and not curating a REALLY NEAT database of temperature statistics. Because, pshh, who would want to do that, right? Also, snowfall records.'
After 40 years, Mr. Irby retired from Prestonwood Elementary School in 2013, after wearing the same exact outfit for his entire teaching career.
Moonmelon (scientifically knows as asidus). This fruit grows in some parts of Japan and is known for its vibrant blue colour. This fruit's party trick is that it can switch flavours after you eat it. Everything sour will taste sweet, everything salty will taste bitter, and it gives water a strong orange-like taste! Bucket list fruit!