A brine shrimp
Image credit: By DaMongMan from Canada (Sea Monkey!) [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Unlike ordinary pets, like dogs and cats, Sea Monkeys require very little maintenance. You won’t have to take them for walks, clean out litterboxes, or worry about them biting the kids or waking up the neighbors. You probably won’t give them names. And, unlike with tropical fish, you honestly won’t feel even the slightest pang of sadness when they die. What’s not to like? Hey, it’s National Sea Monkey Day, so throw a party and hatch yourself some brine shrimp. Everyone should have the experience at least once in their lives.