Instead of going on and on about chemistry and its magic numbers here is the fun synonym to Mole Day: Moles! There are many types of moles found all over the world! This small mammal spends a majority of time underground digging comprehensive tunnel systems. These tunnel systems are not just a way to get around, its like they are building their very own underground mansions. They have their hallways, for travel of course, they have bedrooms and birthing suites. But where will they eat? The kitchen, where else? Just like people they use their kitchen to eat and store food. They mostly eat worms and keep them contained by biting off the heads!
Since moles don’t spend too much time topside they have very poor eyesight. They can see light and movement but are colorblind. On the plus side they do have some extra scent sensors on the tips of their noses. One type, the Star Nosed Mole, has a very special nose that helps them in their environment. These distinct diggers have a hairless nose with 22 pink tentacles covered in Eimer’s organs that help them feel their environment better than almost any other animal.
So next time you need to remember that magic chemistry number just remember Mole Day!