Shark Facts

Shark Facts

Some South Pacific islanders considered sharks to be gods and offered human sacrifices to them until as recently as the nineteenth century. Shark Bait, Ooh Ha Ha (Nemo wasn’t too far off) A little known shark fact is that they have an acute sense of hearing. Some sharks can hear prey from up to 3,000 … Continue reading

How to be an Astronaut

How to be an Astronaut

Every kids dream is to be an astronaut! Odly, the number of astronauts is decreasing. There are two ways to apply for being an Astronaut in the US:  Apply on the government website  Apply through military service branch (if you are military). What do you need? You have to have college degree in Sciences Good … Continue reading

White Chocolate really chocolate?

White Chocolate really chocolate?

It has no cocoa solids…. its a chocolate derivative because it is made with cocoa butter, sugar, milk solids, and salt.   In order for something to officially be a “chocolate”  it needs: chocolate liquor (from fermented coca beans) and cocoa solids. White chocolate does not contain either of these things. Chocolate facts: You would … Continue reading

Kumato: Brown tomato

Kumato: Brown tomato

This tomato is meant to be sweeter than regular tomatoes. FYI- tomato has NO “e” at the end (only in plural form) and tomatoes are fruits!! why?

IRS inmune to Nuclear wars!

IRS inmune to Nuclear wars!

Even a nuclear war won’t get you out of paying your taxes or keep the Internal Revenue Service from coming after you. Since the 1960s, the U.S. Treasury Department, has had an Internal Revenue Manual, guiding IRS employees on how to function in the event of wars, natural disasters, pandemic influenza, terrorist attacks and yes, … Continue reading

Helium fun!

Helium fun!

Why does your voice change when you inhale helium? How you sound: characteristics of air+throat+mouth+nasal cavities +tongue+lips. First of all: Helium is less dense than air; that’s why helium balloons rise. As a result of its lower density, sound travels 2½ times faster in helium than in air. The cords vibrate when air passes; higher lower pitches correspond to cords length and … Continue reading

Polyphasic sleep: powernaps along the day.

Polyphasic sleep: powernaps along the day.

Some of us NEED 8 hours of sleep, we hear of people who need 4, but how about people who need a couple naps and that’s it! Taking naps along the day and night to stay awake and productive is called Polyphasic sleep. In monophasic sleep:  a single block during a single wake-sleep cycle of 24 … Continue reading

Ballet- for kings entertainment.

Ballet- for kings entertainment.

Ballet like most professional art started as a way to please royalty. 1. Ballet comes from the Greek ballizo. To dance, to jump about. 2. This type of performance dance originated in the Italian Renaissance courts of the 15th century 3. Posture, alignment, strength, balance, feeling and flexibility are vital for becoming a classical ballet … Continue reading

Elephants: facts, cemeteries, poaching

Elephants: facts, cemeteries, poaching

Remember the random airplane, dolls and iceacream, odd cemeteries from Halloween? Well we have another one for the list , an elephant cemetery in Thailand. How do they get the elephants in those “small” tombs? When an elephant dies, the body is buried in sand (first ceremony). It stays for a couple of years, so insects … Continue reading