Cow Appreciation Day!!!
This Friday, July 11th, Chick-fil-a is having their annual Cow Appreciation Day. If you dress like a cow, you get a free meal. If you would like more information about it, copy and paste this address.
On the website, you can also print out a nose, ears, spots, and a sign that says, Eat Mor Chicken. Or you can dress up on your own. We usually wear black skirts with white shirts and paint our noses black. We have ears that we cut out from construction paper, and we put those on a hairband. (That seems to hold them better.) We paint black dots on our faces, and tape black and white spots to our clothes!! It's so much fun!!!
Today's Creation Moment: Hornet Stranglers.
Psalm 118:12a "They compassed me about like bees...."
We all know that when bees swarm they are in defensive mode. However, not all species of bees have stinging in mind when they swarm.
We did a program about an Asian honeybee species that engulfs an invading wasp and cooks it to death. That's what scientists thought Cyprian honeybees were doing when they engulf an invading hornet. However, further study showed that the bees could not kill the attacking hornet with heat. They simply didn't generate enough heat to kill it in the hour they were observed killing a hornet.
Further observation showed that the bees favored encasing the hornet's abdomen. It appeared that they knew that the hornets have an unusual breathing arrangement for insects. The hornet in question actually breathes through holes in its abdomen by contracting the abdomen. The bees appeared to be suffocating the hornet. So researchers placed tiny plastic blocks under a hornet's abdominal plates. This propped the hornet's breathing pores open when the bees tried to smother it. Sure enough, the next time the bees attacked, the hornet survived twice as long.
In His love for His creation, God knew that when sin entered His creation, His creatures would need to know how to defend themselves. So He gave the Cyprian honeybee the knowledge to protect itself against its worst foe..I just had to post about this amazing animal that's part of God's wonderful creation.
Walking with the Saviour,