A massive amount of ladybugs were released in the Mall of America this week. On purpose. The gigantic mall near Minneapolis has about 400 live trees in the mall, in addition to thousands of other plants, and aphids have been a problem. Instead of pesticides, officials decided to release 72,000 ladybugs - which love nothing better than a tasty aphid dinner - to combat the problem.


 



 

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A massive amount of ladybugs were released in the Mall of America this week. On purpose. The gigantic mall near Minneapolis has about 400 live trees in the mall, in addition to thousands of other plants, and aphids have been a problem. Instead of pesticides, officials decided to release 72,000 ladybugs - which love nothing better than a tasty aphid dinner - to combat the problem.

Happening today

The new movies opening in wide release today are “Pain & Gain,” an R movie from Michael Bay that stars Dwayne Johnson and Mark Wahlberg; and “The Big Wedding,” an R comedy starring Robert De Niro, Katherine Heigl, Diane Keaton and Amanda Seyfried.

Gas update

Gasbuddy.com reports that the average price of gas in the U.S. is $3.494. Last year at this time it was $3.828.

Motivational quote

“A good laugh and a long sleep are the best cures in the doctor’s book.” - Irish proverb

Watercooler talk

Does this puppy sound demonic to you?

 

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