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June 3, 2009

The 100-watt incandescent light bulb will be banned in the U.S. starting Jan. 1, 2012, under energy legislation signed by President Bush. The law bans 75-, 60- and 40-watt bulbs by 2014.
Source: Wall Street Journal

June 2, 2009

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration forecasters say there is a 70 percent chance of having nine to 14 named storms in the 2009 Atlantic hurricane season, which is June through November. Of those, four to seven could become hurricanes and one to three could become major hurricanes.
Source: NOAA

June 1, 2009

Koalas are only found on mainland Australia.
Source: Phillip Island Nature Park, Australia

May 31, 2009

The Montreal Canadiens have won the most Stanley Cup championships in the National Hockey League with 23 wins.
Source: National Hockey League

May 30, 2009

The National Hockey League’s Stanley Cup championship trophy is named for Frederick Arthur Stanley, who was the sixth governor-general of Canada, appointed by England’s Queen Victoria in 1888.
Source: National Hockey League

May 29, 2009

Koalas spend about 20 hours each day sleeping or resting.
Source: Phillip Island Nature Park, Australia

May 28, 2009

Little penguins, the world’s smallest penguins, travel between 9 miles and 31 miles at sea each day and are capable of diving to a depth of 230 feet.
Source: Phillip Island Nature Park, Australia

May 27, 2009

The oldest goalie to play in a National Hockey League playoff game was Johnny Bower, who, in the April 6, 1969, game, was 44 years, four months and 38 days old.
Source: National Hockey League

May 26, 2009

The Brooklyn Bridge opened for business 126 years ago this month.
Source: PBS.org

May 25, 2009

Many cities and towns claim to be the birthplace of Memorial Day in the U.S., but Waterloo, N.Y., was declared the official birthplace by President Lyndon Johnson and Congress in 1966. A ceremony to honor local veterans of the Civil War was held there on May 5, 1866.
Source: Department of Veterans Affairs