Sponge science

I never really stopped to think about sponge as a living thing, but then a friend told me this awesome fact: YOU CAN PUSH A SPONGE THROUGH A SIEVE AND IT WILL PUT ITSELF BACK TOGETHER AGAIN!

No kidding!

If you don’t know what to do with your Christmas tree, there are some goats who would be glad of it…

Doggone Advent Calendar!

My dog ate my advent calendar, even whilst wearing the cone of shame! He looks very pleased with himself. Grrr. Of course, chocolate can be bad for dogs because it contains theobromine (a stimulant in the same family as caffeine).  If a dog has too much theobromine for its body weight then it won’t be able to…

Sunday Science – Soap Expansion

I like science and I really like seeing what happens when matter changes state – especially if it involves heating stuff or setting fire to it – so when I read about putting soap in a microwave I knew I had to try it!  The blog I read was at 5 Orange Potatoes and used…

Finding happiness

Does this mean that the more chips I eat the happier I will become?!

Oxytocin strikes again!

Does the book make the oxytocin or does the fact the person has brought a book mean that they make more oxytocin? Either way, books are GREAT 😀

Why stories are good for you!

I like reading and I like making up stories.  It’s great to escape from the real world and enter someone else’s imagination.  I thought stories were good for you because they made you more creative, increased your vocabulary and meant you were quiet for a few minutes!  It turns out though that they are even…

Sunday Science – Rocket Man!

So, today I tried an experiment I saw via Mental Floss – setting fire to something in my kitchen.  Uh oh, I hear you think, is that a good idea?  Turns out it was an AWESOME idea 😀 I took a tea bag and cut the top off just below where the string is attached. It has…

Not quite a magic roundabout…

… but pretty epic! It’s pretty cool cycling in the Netherlands because the landscape is so flat.  In fact, maybe that’s why the Dutch invented the Hovernring – to add a bit of excitement (and some ramps) for their many cyclists?  Really though, it’s meant to increase safety and that makes it doubly cool in…

Why do koalas hug trees?

I guess I always thought that koalas held onto trees in that cute way so that they didn’t fall out.  I mean, how else would they stay in the tree, right?  Anyway, it turns out that it’s more than that – science to the rescue again! Scientists monitored the thermal patterns of koalas and found…