Thursday, March 8, 2018


We just learned about the Mercalli Intensity Scale.

Another interesting thing about earthquakes is Seismite.

This is a type of rock formed when an earthquake causes a bunch of sedimentary layered rocks to get messed up and deformed.

Sedimentary rocks usually look like a bunch of sideways lines stacked on top of each other.
Sometimes when an earthquake happens, the lines get squished around and sometimes look like bubbled up rocks.

That squished up rock is called seismite.

(from: wikipedia - seismite)

Kid Facts - Blast from the past: Lathe - Carriage

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Blue Ringed Octopus

We just learned about the Hawaiian Bobtail Squid.

Another type of cephalopod is the Blue Ringed Octopus.

This type of octopus is very small, only about 4 to 8 inches wide even including its arms.
Their body is yellow, with glowing blue circles on it.

This is nature's way of warning everyone to stay back because they are very poisonous, and deadly to humans!
If they bite a person, they have a type of neurotoxin poison that attacks the nerves in the body and make it so they can't move any muscles.

(from: wikipedia - blue ringed octopus)

Kid Facts - Blast from the past: Purple Frog

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Superior Tibiofibular Ligaments

We just learned about the Patellar Ligament.

Another set of connective tissue is the Superior Tibiofibular Ligaments.

These are the ligaments up by the knee that connect the tibia (shin bone) to the fibula, the smaller bone in the lower leg.

There are two ligaments that tie the tops of the tibia and fibula together.
They are called the anterior (front) of the head of the fibula, and the posterior (back) of the head of the fibula.
The two bones are right next to each other, and at the top there is some connective tissue almost glueing them together.

(from: wikipedia - superior tibiofibular joint)

(from: wikipedia - posterior ligament of the head of the fibula)

Kid Facts - Blast from the past: Axon Terminal

Monday, March 5, 2018


We just learned about the Mexico state of Quintana Roo.

Another Mexico state is Aguascalientes.

This is a state in the middle of the country.
It's name means "hot waters" because of the hot springs in the area.

(from: wikipedia - aguascalientes)

The coat of arms has the Latin words "Bona Terra, Bona Gens, Aqua Clara, Clarum Coelum", which means "Good land, good people, clear water, clear sky".

The helmet on top of the crest is for Jauan de Montoro who started the village of Aguascalientes.
Under the helmet is a blue area that shows mother Mary held up by two cherubim, next to a water fountain for the hot springs and a gold chain and lips for freedom and independence.

The bottom left has a dam and some grapes for the farming and rivers.
The bottom right has a gear and a bee, for factories and hard working people.

(from: wikipedia - aguascalientes)

The INEGI is in Aguascalientes, where the government of Mexico works to keep track of how many people are in the country, how much money the country makes, and what kind of jobs everyone has.

(from: wikipedia - national institute of statistics and geography)

There is a large statue called El Cristo Rojo in the town of San José de Gracia.
The name means "The Broken Christ", and it is a 90 foot statue of Jesus on the cross.

(from: wikipedia - el cristo rojo)

The Museo Espacio of the MECA is a giant 86 hectare area filled with museums, a library, an auditorium, and old industrial buildings and sports facilities.

(from: wikipedia - aguascalientes)

Kid Facts - Blast from the past: Nevadan Belt

Sunday, March 4, 2018

Saint Matthias

We just learned about Cleopas, one of the Seventy Disciples.

Another of the seventy was Matthias.

After Judas betrayed Jesus, the apostles chose Matthias to replace him.
He went on to tell people about Jesus in many other countries.

(from: wikipedia - saint matthias)

Kid Facts - Blast from the past: David

Saturday, March 3, 2018

Kushan Maitreya

We just learned about the Vajrasana, Bodh Gaya.

Another ancient Asian sculpture is the Kushan Maitreya.

This is a sculpture of the Bodhisattva, which are people seeking enlightenment.
The statue is made in the same style as the Greek mythological characters like Zeuss.

(from: wikipedia - greco-buddhist art)

Kid Facts - Blast from the past: Portals at Chartres Cathedral

Friday, March 2, 2018

Greek - We are surprised

We just learned that I am happy in Greek is Είμαι χαρούμενος (eímai charoúmenos),
you are sad is Είσαι λυπημενος (Eísai lypimenos),
he is angry is Είναι θυμωμένος (Eínai thymoménos),
and they are excited is Είναι ενθουσιασμένοι (Eínai enthousiasménoi).

Let's learn how to say We are surprised.

Είναι έκπληκτοι (Eínai ékpliktoi)

We can break it up into two words:

We are - Είναι (Eínai) - Sounds like EE-nay

Surprised - έκπληκτοι (ékpliktoi) - Sounds like EH-k-plee-k-tee

So all together Siamo sorpresi sounds like See-ah-moh soh-d-p-day-see.

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

ASL: We are surprised

German: Wir sind begeistert

Spanish: Estamos sorprendido

French: Nous sommes surpris