Megan from Oh No Lit Class! joins Donna this week to talk about those unusual and mysterious sea creatures: jellyfish!
Thanks so much to Megan for filling in this week! Oh No Lit Class is a great bunch of fun! Once you’re done listening to this week’s show and the kiddos are not in earshot you can check this podcast out here. Or just click on the image below. Now on with the show!
And now the news!
Stung by a jellyfish? If you’re in Daytona Beach, FL join the crowd. Courtesy of The Daytona Beach News Journal:
I’m just doing this to watch you get peed on.
By the way, don’t pee on a jellyfish sting. Just don’t. Courtesy of Scientific American
Unless you’re into that sort of thing. We’re not going to judge. Anyhoo…
A jelly that stands on it’s head? Yep, they’re out there. Courtesy of Monterey Bay Aquarium:
What’s the most venomous marine animal? You guessed it. A jellyfish. The box jellyfish to be precise. Courtesy of NOAA:
I’m not poisonous, bub. I’m venomous! Listen to the jingle!
And if that isn’t unsettling enough they also have people eyes. Yep. That’s nightmare fuel right there. Courtesy of Live Science:
They’re really judgey eyes too which makes it even worse.
On to pop culture! “Spongebob Squarepants” gets another mention with the episode “Jellyfish Jam”! Courtesy of YouTube user sunnygurl09:
Remember in “Finding Nemo” when Dory adopted a jelly and named it “Squishy” and then almost died? Yeah… Courtesy of YouTube user jasonbay13:
Immortality! Well, sort of. The Turritopsis nutricula jellyfish can regenerate itself when injured! Courtesy of Mother Nature Network: