1. Last week, I lost the cat I had for 17 years to cancer. (That’s her up there!) Sugar taught me not just about responsibility—I hand-raised her and the rest of her litter from the time they were a day old—but about compassion, love, and so much more, and I will miss her dearly. This got me thinking about all the ways our furry friends make our lives better. Have you ever had a pet that changed your life? I'd love to hear about them. 

2. An Australian billionaire recently announced plans to build a replica of the ill-fated Titanic. According to The Guardian, the Titanic II “will largely recreate the design and decor of the fabled original, with some modifications to keep it in line with current safety rules and shipbuilding practices, and the addition of some modern comforts such as air conditioning and Wi-Fi.” So: Would you take a trip on this ship?

3. Scientists just linked two rats’ brains together with a computer, which enabled them to communicate directly and solve puzzles. In one test, the two rats were thousands of miles apart. Which creatures’ brains should scientists link next?

4. Your turn! If you’ve got a question for your fellow _flossers, ask away. Have a great weekend!