Congratulations to Snowflake Snowyspirit, Precious Snowyspirit, Blooming Spiritflower, Expert Happymoon, and Victory Rowdyfriend for being selected for this week’s Jammer Art featuring giraffes!
You can submit your artwork at Jammer Central in Jamaa Township. If you are selected your art will be featured in the Daily Explorer and our social media outlets.
Did you know that a giraffe can have up to five horns? Where do they keep them all?
Dr. Brady Barr finds a trail of leafcutter ants in this week’s Creature Feature.
Because they carry cut leaves above their heads like little umbrellas, leafcutter ants are also known as parasol ants. And did you know that a leafcutter ant can carry almost ten times its own weight? That would be like the average eight-year-old carrying a cow!
Leafcutter ants carry the leaf pieces they cut back to their underground nests. The leaves are chewed into a pulp, and afterwards a special fungus grows on them. The leafcutter ants use this fungus, not the leaves, as a crop for their colony to eat!
You can also think of these ants as little farmers with five different jobs: foragers, gardeners, choppers, tiny ants that distribute leaf bits to the fungus, and even smaller ants called minimae that tend to the fungus.
There were female pirates, although not very common. The most notable were Anne Bonnie and Mary Read who sailed with ‘Calico Jack Rackham’ in 1719.
They were known to belt on a sword and a pistol and take to the seas dressed as men. Maybe they had this week’s RARE ITEM MONDAY, Rare Blue Pirate Beard. They were also regarded as better fighters than their male shipmates. When Jack’s ship ‘The Kingston’ was captured by the law, Bonnie and Read claimed they were with child to avoid being hanged with the rest of the crew.