repeated thefts from her locker, while the school pretty much said there was nothing they could do about it–despite employing an adult hall monitor. So Tiana and her friend took matters into their own hands, and set up a secret video camera that revealed the criminal was none other than the hall monitor herself, who had been using a master key to get into students’ lockers. It all makes so much sense in the end!For the full story, see the article at Newsday.
pubblici ai sensi dell’articolo 24, comma 22, della legge 7 luglio 2009, n. the Ellen DeGeneres Show earlier this week, and is fast on his way to becoming an internet sensation. Glad to see a kid and parent taking serious pride in his talent, putting some real work into the production of this video, and raising the bar for home videotapers everywhere.
Seven-year-old Lucas Murray is blind, but has learned to sense his surroundings by making a clicking noise with his tongue and observing how it sounds. Based on what he hears, Lucas can determine the distance, shape, and even movement of surrounding objects. This technique, known as “echolation,”
The Department of Health and Human Services is trying to go viral in its efforts to prevent the spread of swine flu. Check out a great PSA from HHS and Elmo below, where imparts a very simple lesson even kids can learn–sneeze into your elbow or shirt sleeve rather than
into your hands (or into the air). That way, you won’t wipe all your germs over some unsuspecting handrail or piece of furniture. For more from the HHS, including a contest-winning swine flu rap, see their YouTube channel here
Every adult should know everything on foodsafety.gov, but a lot of us don’t–it’s a one-stop site for information on food shelf-life, tips on checking for cooking doneness, news about food recalls, as well as basic food handling rules (i.e., separating cooked and raw foods, how
Mark your calendars–this Labor Day, Monday, 9/7, our friends at PBS KIDS and the Jim Henson Company are launching a brand new show!Dinosaur Train is about an orphaned toddler T-Rex named Buddy who is taken in by a family of Pteranodons. Buddy and his newfound family ride the Dinosaur Train to different prehistoric eras where they learn about their dinosaur heritage.
This great new show will center on themes of family, tolerance, history, and of course, plenty of dinosaurs and trains!If you”ve been to Speakaboos.com this week you”ve seen all the new dinosaur-related activities we”re rolling out to celebrate, including:- A sneak preview of Dinosaur Train- interactive game widget- game- trivia game- Make your own dinosaur mask print-out (pdf download)
p>There are few things in this world more fascinating, or scary, than carnivorous plants. A new one, nepenthes attenboroughii, has been discovered and named by researchers in the Philippines. It is the second largest “pitcher” plant known to man, a type of plant named
because of its hollow shape filled with liquid. Growing up to four feet tall, the plant secretes nectar around its opening which attracts insects, rodents and frogs to fall into the opening, where they are killed and digested by the liquid. Awesome!To learn more about nephenthes attenboroughii more check out this article at AOL News.Photo Credit: Redfern Natural History Productions Ltd./LiveScience.com