Saturday Snippets…9th July 2022…Today’s one-word prompt is “Glow”

Welcome to Saturday Snippets this is one of my favourite posts of the week I learn much from my research and your comments so please keep them coming…

Today’s word prompt is “Glow”…my muse certainly picks some one-word prompts for me…those glow sticks they wave at all concerts were the first thoughts to pop into my head when I thought of “Glow” and glow worms…

Glowworm Tunnel NSW Australia…

Glow Worm Tunnel walking track is the shortest and easiest walk to see the famous tunnel and glow worms in Wollemi National Park, near Lithgow…a disused railway tunnel between Lithgow, New South Wales and Newnes, New South Wales, Australia. It is notable for its resident glow-worms, the bioluminescent larvae of Arachnocampa richardsae, a type of fungus gnat…

Now for a tune…

Scientists create glowing plants using mushroom genes…there are certainly many things that “glow”…

New technique could help shed light on plants’ workings – and lead to unusual home decor

Using four genes that make a fungus glow in the dark, a team of international scientists has engineered tobacco plants that emit green light, sparking whimsical imaginings for our future. The research harnesses the ability of the mushroom Neonothopanus nambi to light up the night in its native Brazillian forests… How cool is that…

Many objects, chemicals, and products emit light via phosphorescence. Some are critters for which glowing serves a purpose, such as fireflies, which glow to attract mates and discourage predators. Others are radioactive substances, such as radium, which glows as it decays.

Even “Tonic water” can be made to glow. Both regular and diet tonic water contain a chemical called quinine, which glows bright blue when exposed to black or ultraviolet light…

Lampyris noctiluca is the glow-worm species most often seen in the UK. These nocturnal beetles, known as common glowworms, are found across Europe and Asia. It can be tricky to tell common glow-worm females and larvae apart, as they both have similar-looking segmented bodies.

Glow Squid…The firefly squid resides in the deep waters of the Western Pacific Ocean where limited amounts of visual light penetrate from the surface and are bioluminescent.

Jellyfish also often exhibit bioluminescence… some species contain fluorescent proteins, causing them to glow when exposed to ultraviolet light…isn’t nature wonderful? Here’s how!

Glowing Spaghetti…of course there is…

Finishing with the beautiful voice of Ella Henderson…

Thank you for joining me today for Saturday Snippets as Always I look forward to your comments…xx

18 thoughts on “Saturday Snippets…9th July 2022…Today’s one-word prompt is “Glow”

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  4. Clive

    Your usual collection of fascinating facts, Carol! There aren’t many ‘glow’ songs, are there? I’m not usually a fan of X Factor rejects but this was rather nice. In return, I give you Afterglow Of Your Love, by the Small Faces. A favourite from many years back!


  5. petespringerauthor

    I enjoyed the video about solar plants. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we could find another energy source in nature? Trust the science and the scientists.

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