Thursday, December 1, 2022

Juliet Flag


We just learned about the India Flag.

Another of the maritime flags is the Juliet flag used for the letter J.

It is sideways stripes of blue, white, blue.

It can also mean "I am on fire and have dangerous cargo on board: keep well clear of me." or "I am leaking dangerous cargo."


(from: wikipedia - international maritime signal flags)


Kid Facts - Blast from the past: Motherboard

Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Freyella Elegans


We just learned about the Nepanthia Belcheri.

Another type of starfish is the Freyella Elegans.

This is a type of starfish that lives in very deep sea, at around 10,000 ft deep in the Atlantic ocean.

Their arms grow to about 8 inches long.


(from: wikipedia - freyella elegans)


Kid Facts - Blast from the past: Greater Dwarf Lemur

Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Theta Waves


We just learned about the Alpha Waves.

Another part of sleep is Theta Waves.

During REM sleep, the theta waves that help the brain work with thinking and memory are working while sleeping at the REM time.


(from: wikipedia - theta wave)


Kid Facts - Blast from the past: Stapedius Muscle

Monday, November 28, 2022

Kinshasa - Democratic Republic of the Congo


We just learned about the city of Istanbul Turkey.


Let's learn a little about the city of Kinshasa!

This city is in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
It is about 10,000 square kilometers, and about 17 million people live there.
The people in this city speak French or Lingala.


(from: wikipedia - Kinshasa)

The Amicale Sportive Dragons is a soccer team in Kinshasa.

(from: wikipedia - as dragons (kinshasa))

To eat in this city you might have Dabo Kolo which is small pieces of fried spiced dough.

(from: wikipedia - dabo kolo)

Visiting this city you might go see Nsele Valley Park, which is a 77 square mile place where animals can be free.

(from: wikipedia - nsele valley park)

There was a famous boxing match with Muhammed Ali and George Foreman called the rumble in the jungle.

(from: wikipedia - the rumble in the jungle)


Kid Facts - Blast from the past: Haiti

Sunday, November 27, 2022

Leah's Children


We just learned about Jacob and Rachel.

Another part of the Bible is Leah's Children.

Leah had a bunch of kids with Jacob.

In Genesis 29 and 30, it says the she had sons Reuben, Simeon, Levi, Judah, Issachar and Zebulun, and her daughter Dinah.


(from: wikipedia - leah)


Kid Facts - Blast from the past: Angels We Have Heard on High

Saturday, November 26, 2022

Irises - Van Gogh


We just learned about Van Gogh's painting of Trees and Undergrowth.

Another of Van Gogh's paintings is of Irises.

He painted this when he was at the Saint-Paul Asylum, where he made lots of paintings of flowers.

Van Gogh liked to paint a lot and he thought it helped make him feel better.

He called it "the lightning conductor for my illness"


(from: wikipedia - irises (painting))


Kid Facts - Blast from the past: Michelangelo - Sistine Chapel - The Separation of Land and Water

Thursday, November 24, 2022

India Flag


We just learned about the Hotel Flag.

Another of the maritime flags is the India Flag, used for the l.

It is a flag that is yellow with a black circle in the middle. It also means I am altering my course to port.


(from: wikipedia - international maritime signal flags)


Kid Facts - Blast from the past: Touchpad

Wednesday, November 23, 2022

Nepanthia Belcheri


We just learned about the Red Knobbed Sea Star.

Another kind of starfish is the Nepanthia Belcheri.

This type of starfish lives near Australia, and grows to be a few inches wide.
One very interesting thing about this starfish is that it can split itself in half and turn itself into two starfishes.


(from: wikipedia - nepanthia belcheri)


Kid Facts - Blast from the past: Philippine Tarsier

Tuesday, November 22, 2022

Alpha Waves


We just learned about Narcolepsy.

Another part of sleep science is Alpha Wave.

These are waves that come out of the brain while you are sleeping, and can be measured with science tools called an EEG.

(from: wikipedia - alpha wave)


Kid Facts - Blast from the past: Oval Window

Monday, November 21, 2022

Istanbul Turkey


We just learned about the city of Shenzhen China.


Let's learn a little about the city of Istanbul, Turkey!

This city is in Turkey.
It is about 2,500 square kilometers, and about 15 million people live there.
The people in this city mostly speak Turkish.


(from: wikipedia - istanbul)

In Istanbul there is a sports club calls Beşiktaş J.K, that owns a bunch of different sports teams like soccer, basketball, and volleyball.

(from: wikipedia - beşiktaş j.k.)

To eat in this city you might have Dolma which is a vegetable leaf filled up with rice, meat or fruit.

(from: wikipedia - dolma)

Visiting this city you might go see dalia beach in the town of Kilyos.

(from: wikipedia - kilyos)

Under the ground in Istanbul are some cisterns that are big open areas for storing water.
The basilica cistern is over 100,000 square feet and can old over 2 million cubic feet of water.


(from: wikipedia - basilica cistern)


Kid Facts - Blast from the past: Dominican Republic

Sunday, November 20, 2022

Jacob and Rachel


We just learned about the Jacob and Leah.

Another part of the Bible is about Jacob and Rachel.

In the old days of the Bible, a lot of times men would have more than one wife.
After Jacob married Leah, seven years later he married Leah's sister Rachel, in Genesis chapter 29.


(from: wikipedia - rachel)


Kid Facts - Blast from the past: The First Noel

Saturday, November 19, 2022

Trees and Undergrowth - Van Gogh


We just learned about the painting Pine Trees and Dandelions in the Garden of Saint-Paul Hospital.

Another of Van Gogh's paintings is Trees and Undergrowth, from 1887.

During his time at the Saint Remy, Van Gogh made some paintings of the outdoors, that were called sous-bois which is French for undergrowth.
This style of painting was used by a lot of other impressionists, and Van Gogh was making paintings in their style.


(from: wikipedia - trees and undergrowth)


Kid Facts - Blast from the past: Michelangelo - Sistine Chapel - The Creation of Adam

Thursday, November 17, 2022

Hotel Flag


We just learned about the Golf Flag.

Another of the maritime flags is the Hotel Flag, used for the letter H.

It is a flag with left half white and the right half red. It also means "I have a pilot on board".


(from: wikipedia - international maritime signal flags)


Kid Facts - Blast from the past: Computer Mouse

Wednesday, November 16, 2022

Red Knobbed Sea Star


We just learned about the Magnificent Star.

Another kind of starfish is the Red Knobbed Sea Star, also called the protoreaster lincki, red spine star, or African sea star.

These starfish grow to be about 12 inches, and has bright re tubercles sticking up.
They have gray bodies with red stripes, and a big central disk.

The only place to find these starfish is in the Indian Ocean, in sandy or muddy sea beds.


(from: wikipedia - protoreaster lincki)


Kid Facts - Blast from the past: Brown Woolly Monkey

Tuesday, November 15, 2022

Narcolepsy


We just learned about the Multiple Sleep Latency Test (MSLT).

Another thing about sleep is Narcolepsy a type of sleep disorder.

In TV and movies this disorder is shown as people just instantly falling asleep.

But in real life it is a little different. People with this disorder might collapse where their whole body stops working, but they are actually still awake, they just can't move.


(from: wikipedia - narcolepsy)


Kid Facts - Blast from the past: Stapes

Monday, November 14, 2022

Shenzhen China


We just learned about the city of Delhi India.

Let's learn a little about the city of Shenzhen China!

This city is in China.
It is about 2,000 square kilometers, and about 17 million people live there.
The people in this city speak Cantonese, Hakka or Mandarin.


(from: wikipedia - shenzhen)

There are many sports teams in this city, but two of the biggest are the Shenzhen Leopards basketball team, and the Shenzhen FC soccer team.


(from: wikipedia - shenzhen leopards)

To eat in this city you might have black sesame soup, which is like a pudding made from sesame seeds, rice, and water.


(from: wikipedia - black sesame soup)

Visiting this city you might go see the Splendid China theme park, that has a bunch of mini versions of famous places in the world.

(from: wikipedia - splendid china folk village)

The Shenzen Sea World park in the middle of the city has a large boat that is actually also a hotel.

(from: wikipedia - sea world (shenzhen))


Kid Facts - Blast from the past: Costa Rica

Sunday, November 13, 2022

Jacob and Leah


We just learned about the Jacob and Esau.

Another part of the Bible is Jacob and Leah.

When Jacob left home, he went out to find a wife.
He first married a woman named Leah, in Genesis 29.


(from: wikipedia - leah)


Kid Facts - Blast from the past: God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen

Saturday, November 12, 2022

Pine Trees and Dandelions in the Garden of Saint-Paul Hospital - Van Gogh


We just learned about the painting Trees in the Garden in Front of the Entrance to Saint-Paul Hospital.

Another of Van Gogh's paintings is Pine Trees and Dandelions in the Garden of Saint-Paul Hospital.

Van Gogh was in the hospital for a long time, even through the winter.
So when the garden was not green and fresh, he painted the pine trees that were still green.


(from: wikipedia - saint-paul asylum, saint-remy (van gogh series))


Kid Facts - Blast from the past: Michelangelo - Sistine Chapel - The Separation of Land and Water

Friday, November 11, 2022

Thursday, November 10, 2022

Golf Flag


We just learned about the Foxtrot Flag.

Another of the maritime flags is the Golf Flag, used for the letter G.

It is up and down stripes of blue and yellow, and also means "I require a pilot" or "I am hauling nets".


(from: wikipedia - international maritime signal flags)


Kid Facts - Blast from the past: Computer Keyboard - Special Keys

Wednesday, November 9, 2022

Magnificent Star


We just learned about the Brisingida.

Another type of starfish is the Magnificent Star, or luidia magnifica.

This starfish lives in the Pacific Ocean.
It has 10 arms, and comes in colors like yellow and red, or brown and olive.


(from: wikipedia - luida magnifica)


Kid Facts - Blast from the past: Red-Faced Spider Monkey

Tuesday, November 8, 2022

Multiple Sleep Latency Test (MSLT)


We just learned about Polysomnography.

Another type of sleep disorder test is the Multiple Sleep Latency Test (MSLT).

For this type of test, a person has to take a bunch of naps and then try to sleep at night, and the study looks at how well they sleep after having a bunch of nights.

(from: wikipedia - multi sleep latency test)


Kid Facts - Blast from the past: Incus

Monday, November 7, 2022

Delhi India


We just learned about the city of Guangzhou China.

Let's learn a little about the city of Delhi India!

This city is in India.
It is about 1,400 square kilometers, and about 16 million people live there.
The people in this city speak Hindi, Punjabi, Urdu, Bengali or other languages.


(from: wikipedia - delhi)

Cricket and Soccer are the two biggest sports in Delhi, where there are the teams the Delhi Capitals and Delhi F.C.


(from: wikipedia - delhi capitals)

To eat in this city you might have Kebab, which is cut up meat on a skewer.

(from: wikipedia - kebab)

Visiting this city you might go see the red fort, built in 1639 for the emperors.

(from: wikipedia - red fort)

There is a place called the Qutb Minar complex with ancient buildings going back to 1320 AD.

(from: wikipedia - qutb minar complex)


Kid Facts - Blast from the past: Panama

Sunday, November 6, 2022

Jacob and Esau


We just learned about the Isaac and Rebekah.

Another part of the Bible is Jacob and Esau, from Genesis 25 to 33.

After Isaac and Rebekah got married, they had twin sons named Jacob and Esau.
Isaac really liked that Esau was a hunter and liked to go out into the country.
Rebekah really liked that Jacob stayed at home and work in the tents.

Jacob and Esau did not get along very well, after Jacob stole special blessings from their dad Isaac.
When they grew up, Jacob moved away from Esau because he was scared that Esau would hurt him.
Later on Esau met up with Jacob and they became friends again.


(from: wikipedia - jacob and esau)


Kid Facts - Blast from the past: Joy to the World

Saturday, November 5, 2022

Trees in the Garden in Front of the Entrance to Saint-Paul Hospital - Van Gogh


We just learned about the Van Gogh painting A Corner of Saint-Paul Hospital and the Garden with a Heavy, Sawed-Off Tree.

Another of Van Gogh's famous paintings is Trees in the Garden in Front of the Entrance to Saint-Paul Hospital.

Van Gogh always loved gardens and felt that they had a special healing power.

When he was at the hospital, he looked at the garden many times and made paintings of the flowers and trees.


(from: wikipedia - saint-paul asylum, saint remy (van gogh series))


Kid Facts - Blast from the past: Michelangelo - Sistine Chapel - The Creation of the Sun, Moon, and Plants

Friday, November 4, 2022

Arabic - Do you speak Arabic

Ok how do you say "Do you speak arabic?"

Remember that to say please, you're welcome in Arabic, you say هل تتحدث العربية؟ (hal tatahadath alearabiatu) or (hal tatahadathina alearabiatu) for girls.

To ask if someone speaks Arabic, you say:

هل تتحدث العربية؟ (hal tatahadath alearabiatu) or (hal tatahadathina alearabiatu) 文A


To say yes you would say हنعم (naeam) 文A


or to say no you would say لا (la) 文A



arabic language
(from: wikipedia - lebanese academy of sciences)

Hindi: क्या आप हिंदी बोलते हैं?

Swahili: Unazungumza kiswahili?

Russian: Ты говоришь по-русски? (Ty govorish' po russki), Вы говорите по русски (Vy govorishtay po russki)

Norwegian: Kan du norsk?

Greek: Μιλατε ελληνικα? (Milate ellinika?)

ASL: Do you speak ASL?

Italian: Parli italiano?

German: Sprechen Sie Deutsch?

Spanish: ¿Hablas español?

French: parlez-vous français?

Thursday, November 3, 2022

Foxtrot Flag


We just learned about the Echo Flag.

Another of the maritimes is the Foxtrot Flag, used for the letter F.

It is a red diamond, and also means "I am disabled; communicate with me."


(from: wikipedia - international maritime signal flags)


Kid Facts - Blast from the past: Computer Keyboard - Function Keys

Wednesday, November 2, 2022

Brisingida


We just learned about the Crown of Thorns Starfish.

Another type of starfish is the Brisingida.

These animals can have up to 20 arms, and they live in the deep seas over 1,000 meters deep.


(from: wikipedia - brisingida)


Kid Facts - Blast from the past: Black Howler

Tuesday, November 1, 2022

Polysomnography


We just learned about the Stage 3 - Non REM-Sleep.

Another part of sleep is Polysomnography.

This is a kind of sleep study where a doctor hooks someone up to machines to test how their brain, muscles and heart are working while they sleep.


(from: wikipedia - polysomnography)


Kid Facts - Blast from the past: Malleus

Monday, October 31, 2022

Guangzhou China


We just learned about the city of Karachi Pakistan.

Let's learn a little about the city of Guangzhou China, also called Canton!

This city is in China.
It is about 7,000 square kilometers, and about 18 million people live there.
The people in this city speak either Cantonese or Mandarin.


(from: wikipedia - guangzhou)

Guangzhou has a soccer team and two basketball teams the Loong Lions and Leopards.




(from: wikipedia - guangzhou)

To eat in this city you might have Chow Mein, which is made of fried noodles with vegetables and meat.


(from: wikipedia - cantonese cuisine)

Visiting this city you might go see the Sacred Heart Cathedral, built in 1863.

(from: wikipedia - sacred heart cathedral (guangzhou))

There is a legend in the city of Canton about five spirits that rode magical goats into town and gave the people wheat stalks that grew and helped the town.

(from: wikipedia - the legend of five goats)


Kid Facts - Blast from the past: Guatemala