What I Learned Today

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  1. Gloria Mitchell

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    Everyday w should try and learn something new. It can be a word, phrase, trade, just whatever you learned about on a day, that you had never seen or heard of before.
    So here is the word I learned today ;
    Tardigrades
    also known as water bears.

    But why send tardigrades to the moon? Tardigrades, also known as moss piglets, are microscopic creatures measuring between 0.002 and 0.05 inches (0.05 to 1.2 millimeters) long. They have endearingly tubby bodies and eight legs tipped with tiny "hands"; but tardigrades are just as well-known for their near-indestructibility as they are for their unbearable cuteness.

    Tardigrades can survive conditions that would be deadly to any other form of life, weathering temperature extremes of minus 328 degrees Fahrenheit (minus 200 degrees Celsius) to more than 300 F (149 C). They also handily survive exposure to the radiation and vacuum of space.
     
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    They can also send them to the moon because no one would want them here. :D

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    Gloria--I'm going to have to disagree about the "cuteness." :D
     
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    Yeah. That thing is FUGLY.
     
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    Actually they are on the moon now,after the lunar crash in April .
     
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    yeah, i am not feeling warm and fuzzy with them either.
     
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    @Gloria Mitchell I think it's by the grace of God that many of the microscopic creatures can't be seen with our regular vision. They are so weird and scary looking.
     
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    Just think, when the next persons land on the moon, they will be there waiting. Because of the moon's low gravity they will have increased tremendously in size. Big enough to eat a man. :eek::D
     
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    Other than the completely ugly bug posted about, I was trying to think if I learned anything new today, so as not to derail the whole thread.

    I watched a documentary on YouTube called 'Queen Victoria and the Crippled Kaiser'. I don't know why I never realized he was her grandson and loved her very much. I also didn't know he was crippled. I love historical documentaries.
     
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    Me too. I was fascinated by the Netflix (Ken Burns) mini-series, The Roosevelts, An Intimate History.
     
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    @Gloria Mitchell I think it's by the grace of God that many of the microscopic creatures can't be seen with our regular vision. They are so weird and scary looking.

    Years ago, the sun shining in the window magnified a dust mite in my house.
    Very scary looking thing.
     
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    Ugh :eek: I don't wanna go to the moon now :eek:
     
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    Gives a whole new meaning of Beauty and the Beast. His looks won't get him anywhere.
     
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    New word FUGLY....will remember that one.
     
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