FOODS THAT CHILDREN AROUND THE WORLD EAT FOR LUNCH AT SCHOOL

The topic of children’s lunch in schools is taken very seriously in some parts of the world. In an effort to revitalize the schools in the United Kingdom, for example, famed chef Jamie Oliver started a program called Jamie’s Food Revolution in an earnest effort to transform the food children eat every day. His mission […]

REASON BEHIND THE SPORTS PLAYERS SPITTING THEIR DRINKS

Close watchers of this year’s World Cup may have noticed players engaging in an odd practice: They’ll take a swig of liquid, but instead of swallowing, they’ll spit it out. Indeed, both England’s captain, Harry Kane, and Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo have been seen expelling liquid from their mouths during matches, according to The New […]

SUN CHASING ROBOT MOVES IN & OUT TO CARE FOR PLANTS LIVES ON ITS HEAD

Back in school, I remember learning that plants are “heliotropic,” meaning they grow toward light. I always found this oddly touching, as if those green tendrils stretching out to the sun proved the plant was yearning to live. And why not? That is why they do it. But what if plants could do more than […]

MYSTERIOUS POWERS OF THE TIBETAN SINGING BOWLS

Today, the Western world is increasingly discovering the spiritual and metaphysical teachings of the East. We are witnessing the expanded interest of the new age community in one special musical instrument – the so-called Signing Bowls of Tibet. Mysterious by origin with vague traces in the past, the true history of Tibetan Singing Bowls is […]

THE WORLD’S UGLIEST DOG : ZSA ZSA THE BULLDOG CAPTURES THE TITLE

Is there really such a thing as an ugly dog? Judges at the 2018 World’s Ugliest Dog contest in Petaluma, California, answered that question by crowning a 9-year-old bulldog named Zsa Zsa the ugliest of them all. Zsa Zsa, rescued from a Missouri puppy mill, now calls Anoka, Minnesota, home. “She was a puppy mill […]

PLANNING FOR A SUMMER READ? BEWARE!! THERE ARE BOOKS THAT KILL

If you plan on doing lots of summer reading this year, be sure to keep the safety basics in mind: Always keep your page-turning fingers hydrated; never enter an unfamiliar fictional world without a compass; and — most important — watch out for poisonous books. Odd as it may sound, works on paper can actually […]

WOMAN BECOMES PREGNANT IN THE MOUTH WITH BABY SQUID

A bizarre claim has been made in a scientific paper Journal of Parasitology in June 2012: a woman’s mouth ‘fell pregnant’ with 12 baby squid after she bit into a parboiled portion of the cephalopod. The 63-year-old real-life ‘octo-mum’, from South Korea, was eating a portion of cooked whole squid when she felt a sharp […]

KIDS EAT WAY MORE SUGAR THAN NORMAL DURING SUMMER HOLIDAYS SAYS NEW STUDY

British parents will let their children consume up to five times as much sugar during the summer holidays as they would any other time of the year, according to a new poll. A  survey of 1,000 parents with children aged two to 17 found sugar intake will significantly increase during the school break. Ice cream […]