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Thursday, March 8, 2012

We're ready to get a little irrational about Pi in hopes to make your knowledge of this tasty number a bit more well rounded. π = Pi So, what is Pi? Well, for starters Pi is an irrational number in that it cannot be expressed as a ratio of integers. Pi is an infinite number...
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Friday, March 2, 2012

The word "nerd" is a fairly recent addition to the English language and is now quite common in everyday speech. When and where was the first recorded usage of the word? (Hint:  Today is Dr. Seuss's birthday...) Answer:  Dr. Seuss holds the honor of...

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Simple answer, yes! The human body does some pretty exceptional work, but in order for it to function at optimal capacity it needs to be properly hydrated. Water is essential for all life and it's no wonder that our bodies need it for both physical and mental functions. Water helps...
Topics Covered: water, the body human

Friday, February 24, 2012

  What's going on in February this year? Why is the month of March one whole day further back than I'm used to?? Well, for the answer to that we'll have to turn to our old friend, Math! The Earth's orbit around the sun is 365 days, kinda. Though we count it as 365...
Topics Covered: Leap Day

Saturday, February 18, 2012

What is it?  The Great Backyard Bird Count engages bird watchers of all ages in counting birds over a 4-day period.  This annual bird population survey creates a real-time snapshot of bird populations throughout the US and Canada and helps researchers better understand...

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

So, how long is a light year...short answer: Long!!! long answer: about 5.9 trillion miles!!! That's how quickly light can traverse across space. So if you wanted to walk the distance of a light year you would need to be marching on your feet for about 168 million years!! For you to arrive at...
Topics Covered: Light Years

Thursday, February 9, 2012

So, we sure do celebrate loyalty, companionship, and romance on Valentine's Day. We're not the only species that shares similar sentiments. Did you know some animals also mate for life? Wolves and Termites are just two of the many animals that mate for life! Its good to know that there...
Topics Covered: Animals, Holidays

Thursday, January 19, 2012

How often does thunder happen on Earth? A LOT!! 2,000 times per minute!! Also impressive is the amount of lightning that strikes the Earth every minute. 6,000 lightning strikes per minute! These bright flashes and loud rumbles of thunder are scary to some, but rain fall is a vital part of...
Topics Covered: Lightning

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Our bodies are pretty amazing and complex! A lot of the involuntary actions that we do every single second keep us alive and healthy. Breathing, for example, is one of the most basic functions of the human body. So, how often does a person do this? Well, on average about 15 times a minute! This...
Topics Covered: Breathing, the body human

Thursday, December 29, 2011

In 1950 there was only one city on the planet that held 10 million (plus) people. Now there are several more. As the population of our planet grows, as do the amount of megacities. Tokyo is high a top the list with almost 34 MILLION people!! Talk about a MEGA-city! These cities also happen to be...
Topics Covered: Mega Cities, Buildings, Population

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