Archive for July, 2015



Think About It Thursday: How Far Does The Average Human Walk In A Lifetime?

According to SnowBrains.com, “the average moderately active person takes around 7,500 step/day.  If you maintain that daily average and live until 80 years of age, you’ll have walked about 216,262,500 steps in your lifetime. The average person with the average stride living until 80 will walk a distance of around 110,000 miles.  Which is the equivalent of [...]

Rocking at the Greenville Children’s Hospital!

On July 23, 2015 High Touch High Tech had the pleasure to be visit the children at the Greenville Children’s Hospital. Asteroid Amber brought along her supplies for the children to go panning for gems with HTHT’s Rock and Roll© program. Some of the precious gemstones that the children would find include: Pyrite (Fool’s Gold), [...]

The Scoop on Earth 2.0

  Yesterday, July 24, 2015, NASA made a statement saying that they believe that the Kepler spacecraft may have found Earth’s bigger, older cousin. The Kepler spacecraft  is a space observatory launched by NASA to discover Earth-like planets orbiting other stars. It was named after the Renaissance astronomer Johannes Kepler and launched on March 7, 2009. [...]

Congratulations New Horizons, You’ve Finally Made It!

NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft probe has made the first visit to Pluto, speeding past at 14km or 8.7 miles per second!! New Horizons’ flyby of 2,370km-wide Pluto is a key moment in the history of space exploration. This was a historic mission because it marks the fact that every planet in that system – from [...]

Think About It Thursday: Can Spicy Food Really Give You Nightmares?

Recently, after experiencing some restless nights and some nightmarish dreams, I wondered…Did the spicy jalapenos and salsa I put on my food cause these intensely vivid dreams?  Dr. Charles Bae, MD, a sleep medicine doctor at Sleep Disorders Center at the Cleveland Clinic explains that really “eating anything too close to bedtime can trigger more dreams, [...]

Think About It Thursday: How Do Firefly’s Light Up?

The firefly also commonly known as “Lightning Bugs” produce a light within their bodies! How do they do this, you ask? Well it is through a process called bioluminescence . Bioluminescence occurs widely in marine vertebrates and invertebrates, as well as in some fungi, microorganisms including some bioluminescent bacteria. Each blip of light is produced by a chemical reaction [...]