Tastes Like Music Giveaway
We’re really excited about this new book, Tastes Like Music. It’s full of fun and amazing facts about the human brain and body. For example, did you know that some people have the ability to see one hundred million colours? And others can hear music when they taste chocolate!
Tastes Like Music is written by Maria Birmingham, who writes OWL’s “Weird Zone” every month. This makes us even more excited about this new book. So guess what? We’re giving away THREE copies!
For your chance to WIN one, just tell us one cool fact that you’ve learned recently.
It can be about anything, from science and space to animals and music. For example, I recently learned that jellyfish existed long before the dinosaurs!
You can answer in the comments below, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Contest closes on Wednesday, September 24 at 11:59pm. Three winners will be randomly chosen and announced on the blog on Thursday, September 25. Full contest rules and regulations can be seen here.
Yawning cools the brain and increases alertness. apparently.
The Marine Iguana can hold its breath for 15 minutes.
My daughter, Amy says she learned that a thousand cells of your body can fit on the head of a pin!
I learned that rolling your tongue is inherited. My dad can roll his and so can I
Most stars we see in the sky are already dead, but we still receive their light because it takes millions of years for it to reach Earth.
I learned that when you put a glass upside down in a bowl of water you trap the air and the glass stays dry!
I learned two facts one of them is that dogs can sence emotions.
Terry fox ran the Boston marathon with one leg in 3 hours and 19 minutes.
A cashew is not actually a nut. It is a seed. Huh. Love new facts!
Loving all these cool facts. Good luck, everybody!
At night, the body makes and remakes your deepest layer of skin. We shed thousands of cells from the surface of our skin in a single day! The skin you see on your body today will be almost totally new in a month. Dude how cool!
(on behalf of my 6 year old) He recently learned that our bodies are mostly (75%) water. Which led him to ask why we don’t float in the air….
Listening to music can make you stronger! It improves your physical performance:)
I learned that rhythm classes for young children improve their musical ability later in life.
Koalas sleep up to 22 hours a day. They need more sleep then other animals because toxins in eucalyptus leaves, the only thing they eat, have high in fiber and low in nutriences so they take a lot of energy to digest.
When you try to tickle yourself you cant make yourself laugh because the mind already knows that you will be tickled.