Posts Tagged ‘think about it thursday’



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: 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: What Does Thunder Look Like?

This weeks Think About It Thursday we will discover what thunder, not lightning, actually looks like!!  In a recent article published by USA Today, scientists reveal that they have actually “seen” thunder. “We all know what lightning looks like, and all hear the thunder that comes out from the lightning strike,” said Maher Dayeh, a research […]

Think About It Thursday: What Actually Happens When You “Crack” Your Knuckles?

  I’m sure we all have that one friend or family member that likes to “crack” his knuckles. But have you ever given thought to what is actually happening in their hands to make that “cracking” sound? Let’s find out! According to Wired.com, “In the 1970s, most experts thought it had to do with the […]

Think About It Thursday: How Do Allergies Work?

“Ah-choo!” It is said that approximately 50 million people in the United States suffer from some form of nasal allergy every year. Usually when outdoor molds release their spores, and trees, grasses, and weeds release tiny pollen particles into the air to fertilize other plants. So how exactly do allergies actually work? Your body’s immune system is able […]

Think About It Thursday: How Strong is An Egg?

Though it seems fragile, an eggshell is actually really strong because its dome shape. If you have seen the way eggs are sold in the market, you would have noticed that they are kept with their ends pointing up and are never left lying horizontally. Hens, too, incubate their eggs the same way, with the narrower end […]

Think About It Thursday: How Do Potholes Form?

Potholes are holes in the roadway that vary in size and shape. They are caused by the expansion and contraction of ground water after the water has entered into the ground under the pavement. . If it has a chance to freeze, it will take up more space under the pavement, and the pavement will […]

Think About it Thursday: Are Yawns Really Contagious?

Most of our lives we have thought that a yawn was a sign that we are either tired or bored. However, just recently there has been new studydone on the topic and researchers have found that sleepiness and boredom are not the cause of our yawns! Yawning—a stretching of the jaw, gaping of the mouth […]

Think About It Thursday: Are Firenado’s Real?

  A ‘firenado’ or fire whirl is a whirlwind induced by a fire. Fire whirls may occur when intense rising heat and turbulent wind conditions combine to form whirling eddies of air. These eddies can contract into a tornado-like structure that sucks in burning debris and combustible gases. Combustible, carbon-rich gases released by burning vegetation on the ground are fuel for most fire […]

Think About it Thursday: Why Does Your Voice Sound Different When Recorded?

  Have you ever had someone video tape you and then went to watch said video and wondered is that  ACTUALLY  how my voice sounds? I think we have all had that same thought and hoped that it wasn’t true! Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but it is exactly how your voice […]