Topic: Holidays

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Halloween is an awesome time of year to show off your creativity and crafty costume making skills right? Well, the world of science is no exception to that. While pirates, zombies and scary monsters are commonly found walking around on Oct 31st, there is plenty of room for other awesome costumes...

Friday, September 7, 2012

We all know about the story involving the groundhog and its shadow, but there's more to this rodent than that tale. Enjoy some fun groundhog facts to ring in Groundhog Day!
Have you ever considered the numbers involved with Halloween? Ever wonder how much is spent on candy for Halloween? Check out this clip and have a Happy Halloween!
Have you ever thought about the numbers surrounding Thanksgiving? How many dollars are spent on turkey? How many pounds of tryptophan is that anyway?

Thursday, February 9, 2012

So, we sure do celebrate loyalty, companionship, and romance on Valentine's Day. We're not the only species that shares similar sentiments. Did you know some animals also mate for life? Wolves and Termites are just two of the many animals that mate for life! Its good to know that there...
Topics Covered: Animals, Holidays

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! One of the most common misconceptions about this tasty holiday is based around some simple chemistry. The amino acid in question is Tryptophan! The most popular source of this culinary chemical on your dinner table is turkey, however there is a little myth that...
Topics Covered: Holidays, Thanksgiving

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Hello boys and ghouls! Once again, the equinox has happened and daylight savings time has not ended yet, which means its time for Halloween!! Check out the video clip for some fun with Halloween numbers! That's right $2 BILLION spent on candy each year for Halloween. What a sweet...
Topics Covered: Candy, Halloween, Holidays

Monday, June 27, 2011

On July 4, 1826, our nation celebrated its 50th birthday. Two old patriots, former arch rivals and now close friends, began the day but did not finish it. Thomas Jefferson and John Adams died on the same day in their own homes hundreds of miles apart on the 50th anniversary of their signing the...
Topics Covered: Holidays, Independence Day

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day!  Sure, Valentine's Day is about love and your significant other, but Valentine's Day is also about chocolate.  How much do you know about this delicious and tempting treat? Which statement(s) below are true?    ...

Monday, December 27, 2010

Fruitcake facts: The average fruitcake weighs 2 pounds. Fruitcake has the same density as mahogany. Fruitcake has been around since Roman times. In the 18th century, fruitcake was outlawed in Europe. Almost 3000 pounds of fruitcake were delivered to Iraq in 2006....
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