By Trace Overby Whether you realize it or not, we’re related. If you go back into the deep branches of your family tree, somewhere down the line, we will have an ancestor that is the same. It’s crazy to think about, but it is true. Mathematically speaking, there are not enough ancestors for everyone to have their own set. There aren’t even enough for every … Continue reading How Intermingled Are Our Family Trees?
by: Zach Kirschenmann Forest fires move faster uphill than downhill. This is because heat rises; if a fire is going uphill the flame from the top of one tree would burn the bottom of the tree above it, causing that tree to burn and continue to the next tree. They also move faster uphill because fires need oxygen, fuel, and heat to burn. If you … Continue reading Did you know? Forest fires move faster uphill
by: Michael Iles Although they are usually a mute animal and very rarely ever heard, giraffes do in fact make noises. Giraffes communicate with one another by infrasonic sound. They do, at time, vocalize to one another by grunts or whistle-like cries. They also communicate by moaning, snoring, hissing, and flutelike sounds. When alarmed, a giraffe grunts or snorts to warn neighboring giraffes of the … Continue reading Did you know? Giraffes make sounds
by: Gracie Lou Freebush It was Halloween night and the wind was howling, the rain was pelting the windows like bullets, the lighting was crackling through the sky, and the thunder was shaking the earth. My parents were gone so I was lying in my bed with the lights on, waiting for the storm to end.This is the worst Halloween ever! I thought. My dog, … Continue reading Halloween Night: A (True?) Story