Archive for November, 2014



That Dreaded Germ Ridden Flu Season!

It’s that dreaded flu season again! Most of us unfortunately know what the flu feels like, but have you ever wondered what it looks like? When we picture the Flu virus or any germ for that matter, we imagine one of those creatures from the Mucinex commercial on television. Green, slimy and gross! Or maybe [...]

2014 Biltmore Farms Holiday Lighting Event: Western North Carolina HTHT

This past Friday, November 21, 2014, High Touch High Tech of Western North Carolina participated in a large community event to ring in the holidays! The kids and families were able to visit 3 of our tables where we did 3 different science experiments. The first experiment we did with the kids was “Ice Cube [...]

The True Culprit Behind The “Turkey-Day Coma”

    With ‘Turkey Day’ on the way it’s important to discuss the ever popular myth that turkey makes you sleepy! For the past few decades, we’ve blamed post-Thanksgiving drowsiness on tryptophan, an amino acid found in turkey meat. Is this really fair or should we be pointing our fingers somewhere else? Perhaps somewhere closer [...]

Think About It Thursday: Why Does Chewing Gum Lose Its Flavor?

  The basic components of chewing gum are gum base, softeners, sweeteners and flavorings. Gum base is what makes the gum chewy. When gum was first discovered it was made from tree saps called “chicle” from the sapodilla tree. However, today gum base is usually made out of a mix of rubber and artificial materials. Then [...]

Happy Veterans Day!

Veterans Day is an official United States holiday that honors people who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces, also known as veterans. It is a federal holiday that is observed on November 11. It also marks the anniversary of the end of World War I (major hostilities of World War I were formally ended at the 11th hour of the 11th day of [...]

Think About It Thursday: Where Do Diamonds Come From?

  Over the years it has been said that diamonds formed from the metamorphism of coal. According to Geology.com, we now know this is untrue. “Coal has rarely played a role in the formation of diamonds. In fact, most diamonds that have been dated are much older than Earth’s first land plants – the source material of [...]

The Healing Power of Super Foods

By this date in 2014, I think it is safe to assume that we have all heard the term “super food”. But have any of us sat down to figure out what that really means? What comes to mind when I think about superfoods, is that it is a type of food that when we [...]