Naked Mole Rat has gene that stops CANCER

The p16 gene makes cell “claustrophobic,” stopping the cell creation when too many of them crowd together, stopping growth before it can start.

Only a mole could have the gene to stop cancer!

The p16 gene makes cells “claustrophobic,” stopping the cells’ creation when too many of them crowd together, preventing growth before it can start.

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National Mole Day October 23rd

Celebrated annually on October 23 from 6:02 a.m. to 6:02 p.m., Mole Day commemorates Avogadro’s Number (6.02 x 10^23), which is a basic measuring unit in chemistry. Mole Day was created as a way to foster interest in chemistry. Schools throughout the United States and around the world celebrate Mole Day with various activities related to chemistry and/or moles.

Mole DudeI just wanted to say happy mole day to all my mole friends out there.  It’s a great day for us so take off from school or work and enjoy the day.

Sending kudos to my mole friends.

And to all you other moles out there, keep doing what you do!

HOLD ON…. Mole day isn’t a day for the mammal but for the chemistry unit, wow that’s not fair.  I think this day should be shared, what are your thoughts?   More on National Mole Day below😦 .

What is Mole Day?

Celebrated annually on October 23 from 6:02 a.m. to 6:02 p.m., Mole Day commemorates Avogadro’s Number (6.02 x 10^23), which is a basic measuring unit in chemistry. Mole Day was created as a way to foster interest in chemistry. Schools throughout the United States and around the world celebrate Mole Day with various activities related to chemistry and/or moles.
For a given molecule, one mole is a mass (in grams) whose number is equal to the atomic mass of the molecule. For example, the water molecule has an atomic mass of 18, therefore one mole of water weighs 18 grams. An atom of neon has an atomic mass of 20, therefore one mole of neon weighs 20 grams. In general, one mole of any substance contains Avogadro’s Number of molecules or atoms of that substance. This relationship was first discovered by Amadeo Avogadro (1776-1858) and he received credit for this after his death.

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Why are we hated?

Sweeney’s Chemical Company has been killing moles since 1892, but that wasn’t enough for Sweeney. Three years ago they started an annual “I hate moles because.. ” contest, bringing angst to my brothers and I.

Sweeney‘s Chemical Company has been killing moles since 1892, but that wasn’t enough for Sweeney.   Three years ago they started an annual “I hate moles because.. ” contest, bringing angst to my brothers and I.

The 2008 winner of the contest Brenda, from Cheasapeake, VA does not like us much and won with the following poem.

The tunnels and mounds, made by moles and voles with care,

Were running in all directions, chaos and destruction everywhere!

And what to my wandering eyes should appear?

But chewed up plant bulbs, and holes far and near.

All you mole lovers out there please submit your “Why you love Moles” poem in the comment section of this post.

Long live the Mole!!!!

Two Moles in Weirdest Creatures List

The number one spot is taken by the “The axolotl” a Mexican neotenic mole salamander” which is not a mole but get the “mole” designation for its good looks. The number 4 spot is taken by our friend the Star-Nosed Mole.

The number one spot is taken by the  “axolotl” a Mexican neotenic mole salamander which is not a mole but get the “mole” designation for its good looks. The number 4 spot is taken by our friend the Star-Nosed Mole.

Check out the list:  Weirdest Creatures on Earth