Y’s celebration is for YOU WOULDN’T BELIEVE IT: a SAVE THE FROGS DAY

ImageSaturday, April 28th: Y’s celebration is for YOU WOULDN’T BELIEVE IT: a SAVE THE FROGS DAY. People across theUS andUK are banding together today in a celebration of the frog.

According to http://www.savethefrogs.com, “Amphibian populations have been rapidly disappearing worldwide and nearly one-third of the world’s amphibian species are on the verge of extinction. Up to 200 species have completely disappeared since 1979. Frogs and other amphibians face an array of threats from climate change to habitat destruction; pesticide use; over-collection for frog legs and dissections; invasive species; and infectious diseases spread by human activity. Frogs eat mosquitoes, provide us with medical advances, serve as food for birds, fish and monkeys, and their tadpoles filter our drinking water. Plus they look and sound cool, and kids love them!

ImageFounded in 2008, SAVE THE FROGS! isAmerica’s first and only public charity dedicated to amphibian conservation. Our mission is to protect amphibian populations and to promote a society that respects and appreciates nature and wildlife. We work inCalifornia, across theUSA, and around the world to prevent the extinction of amphibians, and to create a better planet for humans and wildlife.”

Go green today, do something good for our planet, help save a frog.

X’s celebration is for X-CELLENT JOB BABE RUTH

ImageFriday, April 27th: X’s celebration is for X-CELLENT JOB BABE RUTH. Today is BABE RUTH DAY, a day commemorating a baseball legend. On this day, in 1947, Babe Ruth, also known as “The Bambino” or “The Sultan of Swat” attended Yankee Stadium to be honored at Babe Ruth Day. It was the next to last time he was at the stadium, also known as “The House that Ruth Built”.

In 1927, “The Bambino” was the first player to hit 60 home runs in one season. Wikipedia.com states, “Ruth set career records for home runs (714), slugging percentage (.690), runs batted in (RBI) (2,217), and on-base plus slugging (OPS) (1.164).” In 1961 Roger Maris surpassed Ruth’s record with 61 home runs. And, Hank Aaron beat Ruth’s lifetime record of 714 home runs in 1974. Regardless of his records being topped, Ruth’s popularity has not dimmed.

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