Monthly Archives: March, 2010

Why does a peacock raise its feathers?

The handsome peacock spreads his feathers into a gorgeous fan when he courts the female, or peahen.  A peacock is a bird with beautiful, rainbow-colored feathers.  Its range is really “peafowl”. The male bird is called a peacock.  It is about as large as a turkey and has a long train or greenish feathers brilliantly …

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Why most vitamins don’t work?

The fact is many vitamin formulas aren’t properly balanced.  This can hinder their absorption.  (For example, too much calcium may decrease the magnesium in your system)  also, some nutrients are best taken in the morning and others at high, so a multi-vitamin taken once a day is not a good idea. Many other vitamins contain …

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What is an ASP?

ASP is the name of a poisonous Egyptian cobra? Asp is the name of a poisonous snake found in Egypt.  This small, greenish-brown snake, native to the Nile, belongs to the cobra family of snakes.  It is also known as the “Egyptian cobra.” The asp is as poisonous and dangerous as the legendary Indian cobra.  …

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How does a turtle get into its shell?

Everyone knows a turtle when he sees one.  Turtles are easy to recognized by their shells.  A baby turtle is born with a shell just the right size for its body.  As the turtle grows, its shell grows too. The hard shells of most turtles are made up of a “bony box”  covered by horny …

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How did the watermelon get its name?

The watermelon gets its name because the fruit has an abundance of watery juice. On a warm summer day is there anything that tastes as good as an ice-cold, juicy watermelon. The popular melon gets its name because it has an abundance of water juice.  In fact, the watermelon is almost all water—some 93 percent …

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What Milk Can Give You?

Good posture that comes from strong bones.  Confidence that shows all over. One glass a day of  milk provides 100% calcium RDA.  A healthy diet and milk keep bones strong.  And from strong bones comes good posture.  With good posture, women becomes more confident.  So in everything you do, from back-breaking sports to being a …

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How does a frog catch its food?

The frogs catches insects and other small food animals on the sticky tip of its long tongue. All summer long, the little frog squats, motionless, on the bank of a quiet pond or brook and watches for passing insects.  If a fly or cricket passes within reach, the frog’s long tongue will snap out like …

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Why does moss grow on the north side of a tree?

Moss likes to grow on the side of the tree that’s shady. One way you can sometimes tell which direction is north in a forest is to see on which side of the trees moss is growing.  Mosses are most often found growing where it is moist and shady.  That’s why moss on trees usually …

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What is Indian summer?

Indian summer is a short period of mild, pleasant weather following the first frosts of late autumn. Not all autumn days are cool and crisp.  Following the first frostic of late autumn, there is a short period of time when the weather is mild and pleasant. This warm, gentle time is knows as Indian summer.  …

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