May 10, 2021 – National Clean Up Your Room Day | National Shrimp Day

You Might Not Believe What Treasures Are Lurking In Your Messy Room!

Welcome to May 10th, 2021 on the National Day Calendar. Today we celebrate hidden treasures and mighty crustaceans. 

If you’re a fan of the reality tv show, Storage Wars then you know the premise. A group of veteran buyers bid on the contents of abandoned storage units, which they purchase, sight unseen with some very interesting results.  It’s not unusual to discover hidden treasures in the trash and the net gain can be astounding. One of the strangest items ever unearthed were chicken eyeglasses.  It turns out that this accessory was used in the 1940s and 50s to keep chickens from pecking their eyes out.  They also made the birds appear quite stylish.  If it’s been awhile since you’ve cleaned up your own space, consider the hidden treasure that could be lurking in your own house.  On National Clean Up Your Room Day, celebrate with a good Spring cleaning.  You never know what you could cash in on!

One of the toughest animals in the ocean is probably not one you’d guess. Things like sharks and killer whales come to mind, not shrimp. The mantis shrimp is, pound for pound, one of the most lethal predators in the world. These tiny crustaceans have lightning quick moves, striking their prey with claws at an accelerated speed of 335,000 feet per second squared. For reference, that’s faster than a .22 caliber bullet and it’s fast enough to take your finger off! Kinda makes you rethink that shrimp scampi now, doesn’t it? On National Shrimp Day, celebrate this mighty creature, with or without cocktail sauce. 

I’m Anna Devere and I’m Marlo Anderson.  Thanks for joining us as we Celebrate Every Day.

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