Tuesday, May 05, 2015

Oyster Day, In the News, and Enjoy

Oyster Day - Today is Oyster Day!

Oysters are shellfish, or "mollusks" found in both freshwater and saltwater. They often produce pearls.

In the ocean (or freshwater for some types), oysters sift food from the water around them. In doing so, they sometimes pick up a piece of sand or grit.

If that piece of sand or grit gets lodged in the oyster's system, the oyster reacts to the irritant by slowly secreting a substance called "nacre" around the sand. Ultimately, it develops into a pearl.

Seattle, Washington is the world's largest producers of cultivated pearls. Seattle is known as the "Oyster Capital of the World."

In the News - They walk among us!

  • DOJ Looking into Apple over Aggressive Ractics, Streaming Services
  • China Building First All-robot Manufacturing Plant
  • Chinese May Day Celebration Criticized for Pushing Pigs off Bridge
  • Chinese Man Who Collapsed After 14-day Web Binge Begs Paramedics to Turn on His Computer
  • NSA Converting Spoken Words into Searchable Text

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