Half a Chance

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Half a Chance

Half a ChanceCynthia LordRachel Hughes




Alzheimer's Disease FactsNearly half of adults ages 85 and over have Alzheimer’s Disease. More than half the people with Alzheimer’s don’t know it. It is the most common form of dementia. Education can lower your risk. Alzheimer’s was discovered in 1910. It is the 4th leading cause of death in the United States. Alzheimer’s is linked with loss of smell. It destroys memory and other important mental functions. Every 68 seconds someone in America gets Alzheimer's. Alzheimer’s costs the United States economy $172 billion a year.

Half A Chance SummaryLucy moved to New Hampshire. She met her neighbors, who go down during the summer. SHe does Loon Patrol with them. She ends up liking Nate and her and Megan were jealous when they did things with him. Her dad was judging a photography contest and she decided to enter. She ended up being runner up. She brought Grandma Lilah on a pontoon to go see the loons. Then, the neighbors left to go home.

Loon FactsLoons can live for 30 years or more. Unlike most birds, they have solid bones. Legs are located at the back of their body, so they can dive as low as 200 feet. The have a red eye to help them see underwater. Roots can be traced back over 100 million years ago. The five types of loones are: Common Loons, Yellow-Billed Loons, Red-Throated Loons, Pacific Loons, and Arctic Loons. They can stay submerged in water for five minutes. During deep dives, their heart beat can slow down half as usual, to save oxygen. Loons eat panfish, perch, ciscoes, suchers, trout, bullheads smelt and minnows. They may also eat frogs, leeches, crayfish, mollusks, salamanders, amphipods, and insects. Adult loons are rarely eaten by predators except bald eagles. Baby loons are prey to skunks, raccoons, foxes, snapping turtles, northern pike, and muskies.


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Photography FactsThere are 10,000 times more photos on Facebook than in the Library of Congress. Humans have taken over 3.8 trillion photos. The oldest known photo was of a man getting his shoes shined. The first digital camera was created in 1975. The chemicals to create photos are dangerous and can kill.


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