Monthly Archives: February 2015

Americans in Space!

The first American space station fell to the earth in thousands of pieces in 1979, after being used for about 6 years.  Thankfully, most of it landed over the ocean and in remote parts of Australia.  Today, American astronauts partner … Continue reading

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How Often Do You Blink?

Wow, 4,200,000 times a year? Yes, you blink A LOT.  Why?  To lubricate your eyes and clear out dust, dirt, and anything else that can scratch your eyes.  You will blink your eyes more often if there are particles in … Continue reading

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Now That’s a Big Hole…

The Winslow, AZ Meteor Crater is 4,150 feet across and 150 feet deep.  It’s probably about 50,000 years old, and the first people who discovered it thought it was a volcano.  The meteorite fragments found in the crater were mostly … Continue reading

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The Longest Dinosaur

Although Diplodocus is the longest dinosaur we know of based on a complete skeleton, there are partial skeletons that indicate other dinosaurs might have been even longer. Still, Diplodocus probably had about 80 vertebrae, with a small head and long … Continue reading

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The Virginia Opossum

How can a Virginia opossum be ready to be born after only 12-13 days?  An opossum is a marsupial, the kind of animal that carries its baby in a pouch.  This means a baby opossum can be born early and … Continue reading

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San Francisco, Can You Hear Me Now? Good.

Telephone line had to be laid across the entire continent in order for a transcontinental call to be placed.  On Jan. 25, 1914, Alexander Graham Bell made a call from New York to San Francisco. A year later, regular people … Continue reading

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Not-So-Little Baby

A baby blue whale can measure 20-26 feet (6.0 – 7.9 meters) long and weighs up to 6,614 pounds (3003 kg).   Don’t worry, though, because the mothers can be up to 100 feet long.  Can you imagine giving birth to … Continue reading

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