Sunday, November 5, 2017

Mar Agwin

We just learned about the Theodore the Studite and his iconoclasm.

Another famous monk was Mar Awgin.

He was one of the first monks to make a monastery in the east, and spread the way of the monks into Asia, even as far as India and China.

His most famous monastery is in Mt. Izla.

(from: wikipedia - mar agwin)

Kid Facts - Blast from the past: Abraham

Saturday, November 4, 2017

George Washington - Houdon

We just learned about the Nicolaus Copernicus Monument by Danish Bertel Thorwaldsen in Poland.

Another famous sculpture is the bust of George Washington by French artist Jean-Antoine Houdon, in 1785.
A "bust" is a sculpture of just the head and shoulders of a person.

Houdon was a famous sculptor in France, and he really liked the people at the time that were pushing for better knowledge, freedom and making lives better, so he made sculptures of people like Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, and George Washington.

George Washington sat for this sculpture with Houdon, where he made clay models and a plaster mask of Washington.

The models that Houdon used were reused many times for other sculptures of Washington through the years.

(from: wikipedia - jean-antoine houdon)

Kid Facts - Blast from the past: Gero Cross

Friday, November 3, 2017

Greek - How are you?

We just learned some greetings in Greek, like Γειά σου (Geiá sou), Χαίρετε (Chairete), Αντίο (Antío) and Καλημέρα (Kaliméra), Καλησπέρα (Kalispéra), Καληνυχτα - (Kalinychta).

If you want to say How are you? in Greek, you would say:

Τι κάνεις? (Ti káneis?) - sounds like tee-KAH-nee-ss

To respond and say Very good thanks, you would say

Πολύ καλά, ευχαριστώ. (Polý kalá, efcharistó) - sounds like poh-LEE-kah-LAH, ef-kha-dee-STOH

The letters for these words are:

Τ (tau) ι (iota) κ (kai) ά (alpha) ν (nu) ε (epsiolon) ι (iota) ς (sigma)
Π (pi) ο (omicron) λ (lambda) ύ (upsilon) κ (kappa) α (alpha) λ (lambda) ά (alpha)
ε (epsilon) υ (upsilon) χ (chi) α (alpha) ρ (rho) ι (iota) σ (sigma) τ (tau) ώ (omega)

center for the greek language
(from: wikipedia - center for the greek language)

ASL: How are you?

Italian: Come va? Molto bene, grazie.

German: Wie geht es Ihnen? Sehr gut, danke.

Spanish: ¿Cómo estás? Muy bien, gracias.

French: Comment allez-vous? Très bien, merci.

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Blind Thrust

We just learned about the Thrust Fault where the earth slips in the reverse direction.

One type of earthquake is a Blind Thrust earthquake.

Usually earthquakes happen in places where there are faults that have been mapped out, so people know where they are and know what to expect.

Sometimes earthquakes happen in areas where people did not think there were any faults, so it is like a blind earthquake because no one was expecting it, and no one was looking there for an earthquake.

(from: wikipedia - blind thrust earthquake)

Kid Facts - Blast from the past: Heat Treatment

Wednesday, November 1, 2017


We just learned about the Wallace's Flying Frog.

Another type of frog is the Rhacophorus.

This is another type of flying frog that has webbing in between it's toes.

(from: wikipedia - rhacophorus)

These frogs live in the trees, and lay their eggs in a type of spongy foam in the tree.
When the eggs hatch, the tadpoles drop out of the sponge, and drop down to the water below.

(from: wikipedia - rhacophorus arboreus)

Kid Facts - Blast from the past: Timor Python

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Radiate Ligament of Head of Rib

We just learned about the Posterior Longitudinal Ligament that goes down the back of the spine.

Another piece of connective tissue is the Radiate Ligament of Head of Rib.

This ligament connects the rib bone to the vertebrae on your spine.

(from: wikipedia - radiate ligament of head of rib)

Kid Facts - Blast from the past: Intercostal Nerves

Monday, October 30, 2017


We just learned about the Mexico State of Neuvo León.

Another Mexico State is Michoacán.

This state is on the south west part of Mexico, on the Pacific Ocean.
It's name means place of the fishermen.

(from: wikipedia - michoacán)

The coat of arms has a fish at the top for the place of fishermen. On the left is a person on horseback for the famous General José María Morelos y Pavón.
On the right are three crowns for the history of the Purépecha empire.
The bottom left and right are for the workers and people of the state.

(from: wikipedia - michoacán)

There are ancient pyramids called yacatas in the area called Tzintzuntzan

(from: wikipedia - tzintzuntzan (mesoamerican site))

The Sierra madre del sur mountains go through the state, along the ocean front.

(from: wikipedia - michoacán)

Before the Spanish came in to Mexico, the Purépecha people lived there

(from: wikipedia - tarascan state)

Kid Facts - Blast from the past: North American Cordillera