Short Takes – ancient bodies found in Pompeii, Italy; meteor explosion; glue used to repair pet tarantula – Brief Article
* HOT BODIES
Archaeologists recently added 48 nearly intact bodies to the 13 ash casts of humans excavated near Pompeii, Italy. The victims died in extreme heat after volcanic Mt. Vesuvius blew its top in 79 A.D.
In January, a thunderous meteor exploded in the atmosphere over the Yukon Territory in Canada. Scientists estimate the energy produced by the explosion is the equivalent of two to three kilotons (one thousand tons) of TNT!
* GLUE SURGERY
After tumbling to the ground, a pet tarantula at Study Middle School in Springfield, Mo., lay dying from a cracked abdomen. But students diligently saved its life by scooping the innards back into the abdomen and gluing it shut with Super Glue!
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