January 9, 2022: In history, on this day in 1493 Christopher Columbus saw “mermaids.” Actually they were manatees.
In Turkmenistan there is a crater that is on fire. It has been on fire for decades. Turkmenistan’s president wants to put out the flames once and for all, as they endanger people’s health as well as the environment.
In Texas, vandals have damaged – irreparably – some ancient petroglyphs. They scratched their names into rocks that had prehistoric designs. Experts say this damage cannot be repaired.