Archive for the ‘Think About it Thursday’ Category

Spring Forward and Fall Back

              Why do we “Spring Forward” and “Fall Back” every year?   On March 11th we will be “springing it Forward” meaning we will be setting our clocks ahead one hour. Why do we do this? We move one hour from the morning and add it to the night […]

Think About it Thursday….

              Has your child ever asked you a “Think About It” question before.  You know, the ones that maybe you didn’t know the answer to or the one that you could sorta answer, but couldn’t explain right? Then when you get home you have to get online and find […]

Think About It Thursday: What’s Are Floater’s?

Sometimes, against a bright background such as a clear sky or a blank computer screen, you might see things floating across your field of vision. What are these moving objects, and how are you seeing them? Perhaps you aren’t seeing these floaters when looking into the bright sky but instead are seeing tiny dots of […]

Think About It Thursday: Why Do Leaves Fall Off Trees?

When winter approaches, our part of Earth receives less sunlight, and the air grows colder, this season is commonly known as “Fall”.   When these changes happen, trees prepare for winter. People believe that leaves die on the tree and the wind blows them off the tree. According to Peter Raven, president of the Missouri […]

Think About It Thursday: How do Cats Always Land on their Feet?

Since today is #NationalCatDay, lets take a look at the science behind cats always landing on their feet! More often then not cats will actually land on their feet after some gravity defying stunts. BUT there are times where they don’t always nail the landing. A cat’s innate ability to reorient its body during a fall […]

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

According to, “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 […]

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 […]

Think About It Thursday: Why Do We Feel Cold & Shiver When We Have A Fever?

Over the past couple of weeks I’ve seemed to notice a lot of friends, family, coworkers and acquaintances coming down with flu like symptoms. So naturally I started to wonder why we seem to shiver when we have fevers! It doesn’t quite make sense how you can shiver with chills in the midst of a burning […]

Think About It Thursday: Why Are Mountain Goats Such Great Climbers?

  Mountain goats, actually more related to an antelope than true goats, climb the very steep and rocky slopes to feed on any grass, shrub or tree they can find. Although they are very powerful, they are agile at the same time, being able to jump more than 4 meters. They prefer slippery slopes and rocks […]