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Where does blood come from?

You probably already know how important blood is. It keeps oxygen traveling through your body. Blood is made of white cells, red cells, and other nutrients that your body needs….

How many bones in the human body?

There are 206 bones in an adult human skeleton, but the skeleton of an infant contains 350 (the extra bones fuse together as you grow). There are two skeletal systems…

Why do we need to breathe air to live?

The simple answer to this question is that we need oxygen. But I have a feeling you are looking for a more complex explanation. So here goes: All the processes…

What's an Adam's Apple?

When kids hit puberty, their bodies and minds go through tons of changes. One change that every kid can count on is lots of body parts growing and changing shape….

Why whenever I eat ice cream too quickly, do I get a slight headache?

That mild achin’ in your head you speak of is known, in not-so-scientific terms, as an “ice cream headache” or “brain freeze.” And while some like it cold–especially those of…

Why Do I Have a Belly Button?

A belly button, sometimes called a navel, is something everyone in the world has! From Alaska to Zimbabwe – and every place in between – people have belly buttons. And…

What's a Funny Bone?

Have you ever hit the inside of your elbow in just the right spot and felt a tingling or prickly kind of dull pain? It doesn’t really hurt as much…

What are butterflies in your stomach?

Butterflies in the stomach are really just those nervous, fluttery feelings you may experience before a big math test or when you learn that you’ll dance the lead in your…

What causes hiccups?

“Hic!” You’ve just hiccuped for what seems like the tenth time since you finished your big dinner. Wonder where these funny noises are coming from? The part to blame is…

If you are color-blind does that mean you see things in black and white like those old movies on TV?

Eyes are miraculous contraptions! When light goes through the lens at the front of your eye, it travels back to a projection screen called your retina which is packed tightly…

Why do people need to sleep?

People from every part of the world, hippos in the jungle, fish in aquariums – they all sleep! Sleep is as important as breathing or eating. In fact, people can…

Is it ever possible to drink too much water?

In most cases, the answer would be no–because your body says so! It’s equipped with one of the best automatic water management systems around, so you’ll definitely want to listen…

Why can't humans eat grass?

Cows can eat grass, so why can’t we? Well, plant cells contain something called cellulose. Chemically, it’s almost identical to a lot of the carbohydrate molcules (like glucose and fructose)…

Why do I get a stitch in my side when I run?

When you run, you use more oxygen than you do when you’re walking or resting. If you aren’t able to compensate by pumping your blood faster and breathing more deeply,…

Can two brown-eyed parents can have a blue-eyed child?

Yes, they can, and this actually follows the most simple rules of genetics. Blue eyes are, generally speaking, recessive to brown eyes. Say “B” is a gene for brown pigment…

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