Venus is known as the Evening Star, and it also gets called the Morning Star! Why Is Venus Sometimes Called 'The Evening Star'? After the Earth's moon, Venus appears as the brightest object in the night sky - when viewed from Earth, at least. The planet is often referred to as the Morning Star, or … Read more
Scientists aren't sure exactly what the temperature is on Jupiter, but they do have some pretty good estimates. Naturally, the temperature at Jupiter's core is much higher than anywhere else, and different levels of the atmosphere have different temperatures, too! Jupiter's Temperature
- Core - Jupiter's core is thought to be over 35,000 degrees Celsius, whereas … Read more
That really depends on the type of turtle! Most turtles have a heartbeat of between 10 and 20 beats per minute, but this varies from species to species, and will decrease if the turtle swims deep in the ocean. Beats Per Minute Sea turtles usually have a heartbeat of around 20 beats per minute, … Read more
The planet that takes the longest to orbit the sun is Neptune. How Long Does Neptune Take To Orbit The Sun? Neptune takes 165 Earth years to complete its orbit. It is the furthest planet from the sun, and so it makes sense that its orbit would take the longest! Facts About Neptune
- Neptune was … Read more
Both eyes produce tears at the same time. Where Do Tears Come From? When we cry, our tears come from things called nasolacrimal ducts (commonly known as 'tear ducts'). These can be found on the inside corner of each eye. When you cry, the tear ducts overflow, so the tears come first from whichever eye … Read more
If you've got gallbladder problems, you'll want to avoid any vegetables that are high in roughage and fiber, as these can make the problem worse. How Can I Keep Eating Vegetables With A Gallbladder Problem? Cooking vegetables until they're soft will make life a lot easier for you. You can also try getting your daily … Read more
Yeah, that's totally normal - it means that your guinea pig is happy! Do Guinea Pigs Like Their Backs Being Stroked? Usually, yes. Guinea pigs love affection, and if they're not trying to get out of your lap, then you can usually take that as a good sign that they're enjoying being stroked. How To … Read more
You can usually tell by looking at it, or by giving it a quick feel! How Can I Tell If A Kiwi Is Good To Eat?
- Feel the kiwi gently in your hand, and give it a light squeeze. It should be relatively firm. However, if it's softer than you'd expect, it's probably still safe … Read more
Oh, all the time. I usually find that eating individually-wrapped candy is a complete nightmare because of this! Is It Dangerous To Eat Paper? Paper doesn't exactly count as one of your five-a-day, but it won't do you any harm if you accidentally eat a piece every now and then. It's not too difficult for … Read more
In Truman Capote's short story A Christmas Memory, Buddy and his cousin save their money so that they can make fruitcake for friends, acquaintances, and even for the president! What Do Buddy And His Cousin Spend The Money On? They spend the money on pecans and whiskey, which they buy from a bootlegger called Haha … Read more
That depends on where you live. To find out either way, you'll probably need to check the website of your local bus company. It'll probably say on the homepage! Do Buses Usually Run On Christmas Eve And Christmas Day? In heavily-populated urban areas, the buses tend to run on Christmas Eve, but stop earlier than … Read more
Wow, that's quite a tricky one! I've given it my best shot, but I can't think of many, unfortunately. Christmassy Words Starting With The Letter 'I'
Christmas trees are usually evergreen, which means that they stay green all year long. Why Do Christmas Trees Lose Their Needles? Usually, it's because you've bought a tree without roots. We all know what it's like to spend January treading pine-needles into the carpet and picking them out of your socks. This is an even … Read more
Craft-lovers are usually pretty easy to buy for, actually! There are loads of things you could them give as gifts, regardless of how much you're willing to spend. Things To Keep In Mind When Buying Gifts
- If you're buying something obvious - like paintbrushes for an artist - you'll want to make sure that you're … Read more
Santa visits on Christmas Eve, of course! What Time Does Santa Come? Well, that depends on where you live. Father Christmas visits on the 24th December, during the night - he'll often wait until you're asleep, though, so there's no point in waiting up. How Can I Find Out Where Santa Is? … Read more
The Tell-Tale Heart (1843) is a short story by American writer Edgar Allan Poe. How Does The Narrator Kill The Old Man? The narrator kills the old man by smothering him under his own bed. He then chops up the dead body and hides it under the floorboards. Why Does The Narrator Kill The Old … Read more
The Donkey in the Lion's Skin, also known as The Ass In The Lion's Skin, is one of Aesop's fables. What's The Story Of The Donkey In The Lion's Skin? One day, a donkey found a lion's skin (no, I don't know what a donkey was doing in the jungle, either). Anyway, he put the … Read more
I Asked My Boyfriend If He's Angry Or Upset Because I Ditched Him To Be With Another Guy, And He Keeps Saying 'I'm Fine'. What Does He Really Mean?
He probably means that he's not happy, but he's accepted it, and is trying to get over the whole thing. To be honest, I think it's pretty unreasonable to expect your boyfriend to be okay with what happened - if you ditched him for someone else, and then got back with him, it's natural that … Read more
Not necessarily, but it can do! How Do I Know If It's Love? If you were in love with this person, you'd probably know about it. Love isn't normally something that you have to think too much about - most people can just feel it. If you love someone, then it's normal to miss them, … Read more
My Boyfriend Says He Needs Space Because I'm Suffocating Him, But I Don't Get To See Him Much As He Lives 30 Minutes Away. What Should I Do?
You don't actually have to be with someone physically in order to feel suffocated by them. Your boyfriend could be trying to break up with you, or he might just be asking for a bit of space - you should probably try to find out which it is. How Can I Be Seen As Clingy, … Read more