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JENNA BUSH HAGER HAS BABY GIRL:
Jenna Bush Hager, daughter of former President George W. Bush, has given birth to a baby girl. Hager and her husband Henry named their daughter Margaret Laura – or “Mila” – after her grandmothers. The former president released a statement saying, “We met our beautiful granddaughter today. Jenna and Mila are healthy. And our family is elated.”
RARE SEAL SPINNING:
Marine experts are trying to understand why one rare seal spends its day spinning. The University of Hawaii’s Waikiki Aquarium says that they don’t know why the approximately 28-year-old seal named Maka Onaona spins, but just that he does it often. Maka Onaona learned the trick when he was younger and aquarium staff believe he may be trying to relive his youth. The little seal is a Hawaiian monk seal and is one of the most endangered animal species on the planet. There are only about 1,100 of this type of seal living around the Hawaiian islands.
DAD BUILDS SON A HOMEMADE SPACESHIP:
One dad wanted to build something cosmic to inspire his 16-month-old, so he built him a homemade spaceship. Daniel Sherrouse of Gadsden, Ala., constructed the spaceship simulator in his backyard for his son, Noah. The simulator is built inside a small trailer that he purchased and decked with radars, computers and blinking lights. After all his hard work Sherrouse joked saying, “hopefully his friends will think it’s cool and not make fun of him for having a spaceship.”