Dear Santa, Why Reindeer?

Why Reindeer are Associated with Christmas A lot of people wonder why, of all creatures there are, reindeer are the ones that got associated with Christmas. Just as otherwise general images like snowmen, mistletoe and snowflakes are now used in Christmas decors and holiday greeting cards, reindeer have also become a modern Christmas symbol. Reindeer…

10 Magical Facts About Unicorns

1. The first known depiction of a unicorn—found in the Lascaux Caves of modern-day France—dates to around 15,000 BCE! Or so people thought, until they realized that the so-called Lascaux unicorn had two horns, drawn confusingly close together. 2. The earliest record of unicorns in Western literature belongs to Greek historian Ctesias. In the 5th century…

Spool’s poems

Acrostic S- spider swings on silky webs P- puts down the thugs I- intelligent individual D- dangerous and deadly E- evil will perish R- right down to the last wire M- mange to handle any situation A- accomplished hero N- never give up Free verse Batman lurks in the dark, waiting to strike. evil will…

Should kids get paid to do chores?

Should kids get paid to do chores 87% of children do chores. 90% of parents think they don’t do enough chores. To begin with some parents think that kids will do more chores if kids are paid. This is a disagreement about whether children should get paid for doing chores. Chores are a part of…

Aardvark

Aardvarks live throughout Africa, south of the Sahara. Their name comes from South Africa’s Afrikaans language and means “earth pig.”(Explains a lot.) A glimpse of the aardvark’s body and long snout brings the pig to mind. On closer inspection, the aardvark appears to include other animal features as well. It boasts rabbitlike ears and a…

Iionfish

  Pretty much everything about the venomous lionfish—its red-and-white zebra stripes, long, showy pectoral fins, and generally cantankerous demeanor—says, “Don’t touch!” The venom of the lionfish, delivered via an array of up to 18 needle-like dorsal fins, is purely defensive. It relies on camouflage and lightning-fast reflexes to capture prey, mainly fish and shrimp. A…

Thanksgiving’s tradition

  In many American households, the Thanksgiving celebration has lost much of its original religious significance; instead, it now centers on cooking and sharing a bountiful meal with family and friends. Turkey, a Thanksgiving staple so ubiquitous it has become all but synonymous with the holiday, may or may not have been on offer when…

Coral reefs are a fish bowl

Coral reefs are some of the most diverse ecosystems in the world, housing tens of thousands of marine species. About one-third of all marine fish species live part of their lives on coral reefs Reefs in the Florida Keys, for example, hold at least 45 species of stony coral, 37 species of octocoral, five species…

DOGS OR CATS

  Cat                     Dog                                Family Felidae Canidae (Canis lupus familiaris) Genus Felis Canis Species F. catus Canis lupus familiaris Hunting ability Cats still have their hunting ability. Due to their domestication,…

The History of Pickles

Pickling of plant and animal foods is a relatively old method of food preservation. It is estimated that the first pickles were produced over 4,000 years ago using cucumbers native to India. The ancient Egyptians and Greeks both have written about the use of pickles for their nutritive value and healing power. Pickles were a…