Thursday, November 9, 2017

Doublet Earthquake

We just learned about the Blind Thrust.

Another type of earthquake is the Doublet Earthquake.

We learned before that most earthquakes have a big mainshock, with a smaller beginning called a foreshock, and a smaller quake after called the aftershock.

Sometimes two big earthquakes happen at the same time very near each other.
When this happens, it's like a double quake, just like the name doublet earthquake.
So when this happens there are two foreshocks, two mainshocks and two aftershocks.
It can be very hard for seismologists to figure out which quakes came from which fault.

(from: wikipedia - doublet earthquake)

Kid Facts - Blast from the past: Iron Ore

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Stony Creek Frog

We just learned about the Rhacophorus that lays its eggs in foam in a tree.

Another type of frog is the Litoria Wilcoxii, also known as the Stony Creek Frog or Wilcox Frog.

This type of frog lives in Australia.

They have a special nose, with the nostrils right at the end so they can stick just the tip of their nose out of the water and hide the rest of their body under water to stay away from predators.

(from: wikipedia - litoria wilcoxii)

Kid Facts - Blast from the past: Anaconda

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Superior Costotransverse Ligament

We just learned about the Radiate Ligament of Head of Rib that connects the ribs to the spine.

Another connective tissue in the body is the Superior Costotransverse Ligament.

This is a piece of tissue that connects the rib to the part of a vertebrae called the Transverse Process.
The transverse process sticks out from the back of the vertebrae in your spine, and the rib is tied to it by this ligament.

(from: wikipedia - vertebra)

Kid Facts - Blast from the past: Subcostal Nerve

Monday, November 6, 2017


We just learned about the Mexico state of Michoacán, home of the Purépecha long ago.

Another Mexico state is Oaxaca.
This state is on the south part of Mexico, on the Pacific Ocean.

(from: wikipedia - oaxaca)

The coat of arms of Oaxaca has a red background, for the freedom of the people.
At the top is the coat of arms of Mexico.
The coat of arms has seven stars for the seven regions of the state.
In the middle are three areas. The left is for the fruits and flowers from the Leucaena leucocephela tree, and the face of a native.
The right has a side view of a palace in Mitla, and a Dominican cross.
On the bottom are two strong arms breaking a chain, for the battle for freedom of the Oaxacan people.

The words on the seal say: "El respeto al derecho ajeno es la paz" which means "Respect for the rights of others is peace"
and "Estado libre y soberano de Oaxaca" which means "Free and sovereign state of Oaxaca".

(from: wikipedia - oaxaca)

Oaxaca is the state that has the most wind power in all of Mexico, and the Eurus Wind Farm in Juchitán de Zaragoza is the largest wind farm in all of Latin America.

(from: wikipedia - oaxaca)

There are many ancient places in Oaxaca, like the pyramids in Monte Albán.

(from: wikipedia - monte albán)

Another ancient place is a palace in a place called Mitla.

(from: wikipedia - mitla)

Since Oaxaca is on the ocean, it has some beautiful coast areas, like Punta Cometa.

(from: wikipedia - oaxaca)

Kid Facts - Blast from the past: Pacific Coast Belt

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.