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A highlight from Underwear Chronicles Fourteen: Al Capone
"Hello, everyone. It's mix Sullivan and I want to welcome you to the past and the curious. Well, here we are. This is the last installment of the underwear chronicles. And it's time to coincide with the release of the book. Ha ha. There are two more chapters and a whole bunch of other things that can be found in the book, I see Lincoln's underpants. But today, we're doing something not totally common for the show. I actually thought about not releasing this story, but ultimately decided to. It is about Al Capone, and he was a bad guy. He was a criminal who did bad things and he hurt people. Don't be like him and don't think that he's cool. I don't want you to misunderstand. But sometimes we need to learn about bad people in order to better understand the good. And also, he was ultimately brought down with the help of a guy who sold him as underwear, so that really tracks. There's a little bit of implied violence and talk about prohibition in here, so if that gives you pause, give it consideration. But as usual, it is given the typical, the past and the curious treatment so that we can all learn a lot and also laugh at this guy who was a
A highlight from Why do bison run fast but walk slowly?
"For curious kids from Vermont public. I'm Jane lindholm. On this show, we take questions from curious kids just like you and we find answers. You love to send us questions about animals. I think that's the topic you send us the most questions about. Luckily, melody and I love animals as much as you do. So today we're going to pick a few of the cool questions about animals you've sent us recently and give you some answers. What do bison, moose, Gila monsters, parrots, and snails have in common? Well, nothing, actually. At least not that we know of, except that they're all being featured in this episode. Now, if you can think of some way these animals are all connected, send us a note. As you probably know, if you've been listening for a while, we love hearing from you, so you can have an adult record you telling us what you think connects all these animals, or just tell your adult what you want them to write, and then send the file or the email to questions at, but why kids dot org. Anyway, let's get started. We're going to check in on one of the iconic animals of the American West. My name is Leah. I'm 6 years old. I live in Edmonton, but I Canada and my question is, why do bisons went so fast? But walk so slow. When melody and I went to Texas recently, we stopped by the Fort Worth nature center and refuge, where they have a captive herd of bison. Captive is the word you would use for wild animals that are contained. They're not farm animals, but they can't roam free, and they're being cared for in some way by humans. The bison at the nature center weren't visible near the fence when we arrived. So we had to hop on a Gatorade TV to go find them. It was pretty rough going, and we thought we might not spot them at all in the many, many acres, these bison have Jerome. What just heard here, we just had a latest cap was born, but two, three weeks ago maybe? Not that one. My name is Michael Perez, and the education manager here at the nature center. And this is part of our routine today. Every day is taking care of the wildlife. So we have to take care of wildlife by taking care of their habitats. Now, the bison here are still we consider wild, so we do take care of them as far as taking care of their land by making sure there's plenty of vegetation. And this right here is a treat. So this is like a 45 hay has molasses in it. It's just a way of getting them so we can see them enjoy them recreational as well. Let's go. Eventually, the sounds of familiar humans, and the shaking of a special food bag, lured a few of them over to where we had stopped. Yeah, so I'm Daniel press, and that's resource manager here at the Fort Worth nature center refuge. Today we have our bison. This is maverick. He's actually our herd bull here on the property. So it's maverick and heard bull and one of our cows. You heard Daniel refer to a bull and a cow there. Bison are related to the kinds of cattle you might see in a dairy herd or that are farmed for their meat, but there are some important differences too. For one thing, bison are the only wild cattle species in North America, although most of them now are captive or somewhat domesticated. And in fact, some of them are farmed for their meat. Bison are much bigger than the cows you see on a normal farm, a bull like maverick can be up to 6 feet tall and weigh as much as a ton. That's 2000 pounds. And females, called cows, can weigh about half that much? You can also recognize bison by their hide or fur, which is a chocolatey brown color when they're adults and grows long and thick around their heads. They even grow a main and beard. And they have a big hump on their neck that's actually taller than their heads, which are often down at ground level where they can chomp up the grass that they like to eat. The question we got from a kid was how come bison or buffalo walk. So slow and run so fast. You can say that about me. I walk well, you can say that about me 'cause I don't run fast, but I think walking slow is going to conserve your energy. So when you're living in the wild, you have to be cognizant of your predators and those who are out out for you like, for example, for bison and their historical range, you have to worry about wolves. And grizzly bears and animals like that. So being able to conserve their energy is very, very important. And the daily life of a bison is just walking around and eating. So there's no need to be on the Internet. So conserve their energy. And then when you need to run fast because you're going to get a treat or because something's chasing you, then you can run fast. Yes, so you've considered all that energy so you can run away from the predators and they run up speeds of 30, 35 miles an hour. So they're very, very fast and they can jump vertical and they can jump clear four foot 5 foot fences, they're very agile, but yes, so conservative energy to escape predators and they run in a pretty rapid rate. Which explains why the fences in the Fort Worth refuge are much taller than four or 5 feet. I mentioned a minute ago that bison are an iconic American species. Lots of people think of herds of bison roaming the plains, and they used to. This refuge is in a part of Texas where bison used to roam wild. You know, they are Keystone species without, without them, you wouldn't have other species, you know, as a Prairie dogs and some of these other critters that we might have in our native Prairie. So a lot of the native wild off depended on bison to thrive and survive. That's actually why these bison are in the refuge. They help recreate the natural ecosystem of the area. There are still wild living bison in the United States, around 5000 live in Yellowstone National Park, and there are other wild herds in a few other places in the U.S. and Canada as well. But not at all like there used to be. Bison have lived in North America since prehistoric times. So bison were very numerous and they were an important animal for a lot of Native American groups. So as we moved westward, there was a push to get rid of the bison as a result to limit the amount of Native Americans in the western part of the country. As Michael is kind of getting into, the history of bison in North America is tied up in a lot of complicated history. When European colonizers began pushing into what is now the American planes, part of their strategy was to claim the land for themselves. But that land was already occupied by the indigenous people who lived there, and bison were an important part of the lifestyle for some of those people, including the Lakota people whose name for themselves means bison or buffalo nation. So getting rid of the bison was one strategy for limiting the power of the people who were already here. It's a pretty challenging part of U.S. history and of our present. So it's worth talking about and having your adults help you learn more. Maybe in your school, if you live in the U.S. or Canada, there's more information about this part of our North American history than there was when I was a kid. And if you'd like us to do some episodes on this topic, please send us your questions. We're going to leave the bison issue there for now, except that I have one more interesting thing to tell you. You may have heard me earlier call them buffalo, and a lot of people do. Here in the U.S., we kind of use those two names interchangeably, buffalo and bison. But they're not really buffalo. The buffalo is a kind of animal that lives in Asia and Africa. The U.S. National Park Service says French fur trappers started calling these animals booth back in the 1600s because they kind of resembled the animals, these fur trappers had seen and were calling booth in Africa and Asia. And booth became buffalo. But you can definitely call these big bovines bison because their scientific name is bison bison bison. They're from the genus bison, the species bison, and the subspecies bison, so they are definitely
How Spanish Composers Influrnced Latin America
"After christopher columbus made his first trip across the atlantic ocean spain and other european countries began to colonize the americas. Spanish music had a big influence on latin american music. And so did the music of the enslaved people who were brought over from africa one of the first places columbus landed in fourteen. Ninety two was cuba. Nineteenth century violinist. Jose white lafitte had a spanish father and an afro-cuban mother whites composition that they yaqoob ana the beautiful. Cuban uses dance rhythms from haiti and the dominican republic on the island of hispaniola twentieth century. Cuban composer and missile. The owner was a pianist. That's lik wound up performing his most famous piece. My leg ania which is a spanish dance. Kunas family was full of musicians including his great nephew. Leo brouwer leo. Brouwer was guitarist until he hurt his right hand even after he had to stop playing. He kept on composing in fourteen. Ninety three columbus landed on the island. We call puerto rico spanish for rich port. The taino people who originally lived there called it. Land of the great lords in their language voted ken. Which is the title of this piece by. Puerto rican composer. Roberto ever
James Has a Magical Wizard for a Teacher!
"On monday. James and his class met their new teacher. Mr tizard mr tizard wore a brown jacket with patches on his elbows and a neatly clipped. Short beard also wore purple framed glasses and carried a purple ruler in his breast pocket. James thought he seemed nice enough. No close said. Mr tizard arm going to hand each of you a book. Please sit silently. While i do this. However when it got to james mr tizard had run out and there were still five children to go. Who bother said mr tizard. I don't mind sharing. Said james looking at the child sat next to him but then he looked back up at mr tizard and he noticed that the new teacher had five more books in his arms. One of which he placed in front of james later outside james is best friend was talking excitedly about mr tizard. James is friends. Seem to like him when he asked james what he thought. James said I'm not sure something's weird happening in there. It's because he's a new teacher said james's best friend you'll get used to him on tuesday. The class had basketball in the afternoon. James was playing defense trying to stop the attacking team from scoring a basket as the opposition. Plays moved in. James stood his ground and held his hands why to make it harder for the other team. This forced one of the players to stop and shoot over. James's head the ball curved through the air as james pivoted on the spot hoping to catch a rebound instead the ball wedged itself between the hoop and the backboard it was stuck james and his classmates tried to jump knocked the ball free but they were all far too short. What seems to be. The problem said mr tizard approaching from the edge of the court. The ball stock. Everyone chorused just as the ball mysteriously dropped and bounced across the floor. It seems just fine to me. Said mr
Snake Slithers out of Spice Shelves at Sydney Supermarket
"A slithery surprise looking in the shelves of a supermarket in sydney australia. Twenty five year old. Elena alati was shopping for spices when a ten foot python emerge from behind the jars of spices flicking. It's tongue just inches from her face known to her friends. As the harry potter girl helena happens to be a trained wildlife handler with over twenty snake rescues to her credit and quickly recognized the reptile staring right at her. As a non venomous diamond python remaining calm she captured the unusual encounter on her phone before alerting store clerks and offering to help catch it after returning with our snake bag. One tap on the tail is all it took for the serpent to wriggle happily inside after safely. Depositing the creature back into the nearby bushland. Helena admitted that while she doesn't speak the harry potter language of serpents known as parcel tongue. She believes snakes gravitate towards her because they sense she cares about protecting animals.
What's Happening in Afghanistan?
"There's a lot going on in the country of afghanistan in south central asia. It citizens are waking up to a new leadership after the country's government collapsed and a military group called the taliban took control. This same group ruled afghanistan from nineteen ninety-six until two thousand one with very strict laws and ban. Many things like education for girls television music and movies for the last twenty years though. Us soldiers help keep the taliban out of power which meant the afghan people had more freedom just last month. The bulk of us military forces left hoping afghan leaders could rule on their own instead. The taliban quickly regained control president biden address. The american people yesterday and admitted that afghanistan fell into the wrong hands much quicker than anticipated but he felt it was time for the us to get out and for afghan leaders to find a way to lead their own country.
Tyler Gilbert Makes First MLB Start at Age of 27 and Throws No-Hitter
"First. Start in the major saturday night. Tyler gilbert of the arizona diamondbacks threw a no hitter. Tyler is only the fourth pitcher in baseball history to pitch a no no in his first big league. game bobo. holloman was the last back in nineteen fifty three even more remarkable. Tyler didn't play any organized ball last year. Kovic shut down the minor so he spent his summer throwing to an old high school coach and doing electrical work with his father to make money. After saturday nights outing he told reporters. I'd rather be doing this than pulling wires. No offense dad. Tyler was also the eighth. No hitter of the season tying a record set back in eighty. Four
What if You're Scared to Start School?
"School is starting up again after a summer. Break for many of you especially those of you in the northern hemisphere and it may be your first time back in a classroom building in a long time. Some of you in other parts of the world are in remote learning situations again. And you might not know when you'll be going back. It can be a bit unsettling especially if you're just starting kindergarten that's the case for odin. Here's what he wrote in an e mail. One of his adults helped him send to us. I'm five years old. I live in wilson wyoming. My questions are if i am terrified about kindergarten. Do i have to go. What should i do if i'm scared to go to kindergarten. And what if kids are mean to me. Well odin yes. I think you do have to go to kindergarten. School is where we learn important. Things like reading writing math and languages. It's also where we go to learn how to learn but it's totally natural to feel scared when you're going to start something new in an unfamiliar place. We thought you might appreciate getting some advice from other kids who have just recently gone through kindergarten themselves and from some teachers and other people who work in schools and have found some pretty good ways over the years to help kids get through the scary times we asked all of them descend in responses saying what they're excited about and nervous about and if they have any tips to manage those nervous feelings. Let's start with zoe and ten years old and i live in colorado and what. I'm really excited to do when i get back to. School is see all my friends. What i'm not really excited about to do at school is having to take tests. And if you're going into school and you're kinda nervous My advice to you is just have fun and try to make some friends and the school. You will be a lot better. Some of you wanted to tell odin what it was like for you when you started school. Hi i'm isadora. And i'm from kalona. Bc i was scared for her go to kindergarten tail. But when you step into the classroom there's lots of nights kids and they play with you a lot more nine ali on his own. I listen cameras. Friday a stag. He done this. Yeah i'm the best thing about king is on is my friend and then new
How the Nickelodeon Logo Came to Be
"Zoo nickelodeon which launched in nineteen seventy nine was the very first channel devoted entirely to kids a great idea in concept but the head honchos had never really worked in children's entertainment so they didn't exactly know what they were doing and it took a while for nick to really figure it out maybe they could have cracked it sooner. If they'd had some clues from summer sanders. But i digress once. They got a better idea of what they were actually going for. Thanks in part to mtv co founder. Fred siebert who observed quote looney tunes and rock and roll had a lot of things in common and one of those things that was in common was a sort of subversion of the established world of parents of teachers of you know government and of the establishment and quotes. Zoo this channel for kids needed to subvert. Anything adults likes or told kids to do and thus quoting the ringer. A new logo and direction was born. One that spoke to that rejection of order. It was a mess. Literally the shape of a splat it was also an invitation to imagine. The nick logo was only splat. It could be any orange shape that you could dream of from an alligator
Kids News: Los Angeles Dodgers Ball Girl Tackles Pitch Invader to the Ground
"Ball girl for the los angeles dodgers making. What many are calling the play of the game college senior marisa rowe. Han did what seven security guards couldn't sunday night. She took down a fan who jumped into center field. The interloper was quick on his feet. He even hurdled. One attempted tackle as he raced into the infield but he didn't bet on the back girl wearing number ninety three and waiting for him near the first baseline as he neared. She leveled up and grab just enough of his jersey to flip him over the railing. And back into the stands. The crowd went wild and soden social media with posts calling her the mvp and some football fans asking their favorite teams to sign her to a contract as for the field crusher. He was hauled out of the stadium and likely banned for life
What Is Infastructure?
"Have you ever been in the car listening to the ten news. Of course and your parent or guardian hits a pothole or bump in the road and they probably say some kind of bad word after they hit it that something called an infrastructure problem. So what exactly is infrastructure. It's really anything that helps us live our lives the way we do the roads and bridges that you drive all over the country. You're drinking water railroad airport waterways and rivers you name it. Even your internet connection is considered part of the country's infrastructure. Oh man at a time. When we're still depending on internet virtual school in work there are some parts of the country that really struggle with getting online high speed broadband. Internet is hard to get in rural areas of the us. Sometimes they connection is so slow have to go to the library or find some other way to get online man as infrastructure gets older. There's been a lot of talk about the condition of a lot of these things. In fact the country gets graded on. How well it's infrastructure is maintained right now. Experts called civil engineers give the us a c. for overall condition of the nation's infrastructure. Are you kidding me. But some areas like roads and bridges aviation in airplanes and mass transit. Used to get people to work are being graded even lower. Were talking cs and ds. It's worrying because a lot of infrastructure issues have to do a safety if a bridge is structurally deficient. It's not safe to let people drive over it in as you can see. There are a lot of areas that need attention right now. So americans can have confidence in their infrastructure.
Shiny Treasuers: A Story and Meditation for Your Bedtime Routine
"Our story today is shiny treasures. Sira the sand crab was a little crab who loved to dig on her big beach for terasury. There's the other. Sand crabs would stay near the water but sira was brave and adventurous. She loved to dig for shiny things things that she couldn't ever find in the ocean sira loved the things she found. They made her wonder about other creatures in parts of the world that she hadn't experienced herself yet every time she found something it was like finding a treasure. Just hiding in the sand for sira to dig out. Sira collected all kinds of treasures from shiny bottle caps. Two beautiful shells to pretty white feathers. Sira would bring her treasures to the big banana leaf that she called help. The leaf covered a shallow hole. She had dug up on the beach far enough away from the water that tides would never flood it at night. Sira would snuggle up under the big banana leaf with her treasures. She would wake up when the sun shone through her leaf and start her day by digging for breakfast and for new treasures of course but one sunny afternoon. A gust of wind suddenly blew cyrus. Banana leaf away. Oh no thoughts. Ira there goes my leaf. It's sunny right now. But what if it rains. My treasures will get all wet at first. Poor sira didn't know what to do so she took a deep dragon breath and out
What's Inside the Earth?
"And welcome to the inquisitors podcast. You know what the surface of the earth looks like. It's covered with mountains and sandy beaches and dirt in the woods and sometimes it's covered in concrete where people have made cities. Most of the earth's surface is covered with oceans but what is under the surface. Is it just more dirt. Could we really dig all the way to china. Science says no we could not dig all the way to china cover. The inside of the earth is actually made of four very thick and very different layers starting from the center of the earth and working out toward the surface. The layers are the inner core the outer core the mantle and the crust. The inner core is a solid ball made of iron and nickel. These are both metal elements that are very heavy. They are also both magnetic. The inner core is fifteen hundred miles across. It's roughly the size of the moon and it's very very hot. The temperature down there is five thousand degrees celsius. The next layer is called the outer core the outer core is made of iron and nickel and sulfur and oxygen. It is even hotter than the inner core. It's six thousand degrees celsius. It's a liquid layer that flows around the solid inner core. The liquid moves by convection. That means that as some of the molecules heat up they rise and as other molecules cool down they fall. This liquid layer is constantly swirling because of the rising and falling molecules. They give it like a pot of boiling water. Bubbling and moving even when the pot is
Can Your Dog Tell When You're Lying?
"About it. Dogs can usually tell when you're lying to them. That's according to a new study out of the university of vienna involving two hundred sixty canines and their ability to detect. Researchers ran a number of experiments between dogs and humans in one dogs were presented with two bowls of food one containing a treat when told which bowl had the treat. The dogs listen to what they were told. But what happened. Next is truly revealing researchers. Then switch the bowls containing the treat in front of the dogs while sometimes leading a second person watch when told by the second person which bowl had the treat. The dogs only listened when that person had actually been in the room. Moreover dog scored better than kids and chimpanzees in past similar studies.
Sunset Singalong: A Calming Short Story for Children
"Our story today is sunset sing along fernando frog hopped from lily pad to lily pad. In excitement he had a wonderful idea. He was so excited for a moment. He didn't notice a shadow overhead. It was dragon hulo dragon. Fernando called lovely. Day isn't it. Dragons smiled at fernando and nodded enthusiastically. Are you busy this evening. Right around sunset. Fernando asked dragon dragon nodded. No dragon was not busy this evening. Right around sunset. Then please come back here. At that time. There will be a special frog concert tonight. Fernando said with enthusiasm dragons eyebrows shot up in surprise and then dragon smiled with up. Big big smile. Please invite anyone else you see to fernando called and drag. It nodded enthusiastically immediately. Dragon took off to find the others and tell them about the special concert. Fernando again hopped excitedly from lily pad to lily pad. This was going to be a special concert. He had to find felicity freddie and frieda frogs and enlist their help. Fernando found his frog friends on the other side of the pond sitting amongst the cool reads friends he called. I would like to give a special concert tonight. Will you sing with me. Of course said frito cheerfully great idea ready chimed in. How fun said felicity with a big smile.
Why Do Humans Wear Clothes?
"Mining's alethia from barbecue in ohio in six years ago. My question is why hoon's have to wear clothes. Many people think we started wearing clothing for practical reasons of warmth and protection basically my nine zombie charts and i'm address historian so i spend my time thinking about clouds in the past. And what plates can teach us about history. Ambush chart is going to guide us through a little bit of the history of the clothes we wear and why we wear them as she answers. The questions you've sent us like bacteria olivia's we didn't have like a lot of other animals steve so when modern humans began moving away from very warm places like continental africa into colder parts of the world. We need to protect ourselves. Somehow we need to wear something to keep us warm if it's very snowy outside or if it's very cold so this is one answer that we workloads for protection
Why Couldn't the World's Fastest Man Listen to Music?
"Here's your i joke. Why couldn't the world's fastest man listen to music. Because he broke the record. A record is a disc with music on it that you can play on a record player but a record can break easily. People used to listen to records much more. Before we played our music on our phones or computers
Space Tourism Blasts Off
"The world has been buzzing about space lately as more and more rockets take off from our planet but the latest launches aren't from governments or organizations that you used to like nasa instead. Several billionaires and their companies have gotten into a bit of a space race on july first richard branson who owns space company. Virgin galactic became the first person to get to space in a rocket that he funded cool ends on july twenty first amazon founder. Jeff bezos flew a few miles higher than branson and a rocket called new shepherd nice. Each flight was about ten minutes long. Both virgin galactic and bezos company. Blue origin have stated that. They're looking to popularize space tourism. But right now they're charging big bucks for the privilege. Virgin is currently charging two hundred fifty thousand dollars a seat and while blue origin. Tickets aren't opened for the public to buy yet. One of bazo seat meets ponied up. Twenty eight million dollars for the first ride. These flights represents a new era for space travel. But they've also been controversial. Critics have questioned the amount of money being spent on this endeavor instead of donating to causes and solving problems here on earth especially in the midst of a pandemic but besides being joyrides for the rich and famous experts. Say that these space vehicles could one day have something to offer the science world. Scientists who want to conduct experiments in low. Gravity haven't been able to go aboard flights at all. The ships are unmanned bummer. That could change in the future scientists. Hope that they could study questions. Like how living things respond to the move from. Gravity to
Bobbie Rosenfeld: The Olympian Who Could Do Everything
"Are not an ideal outfit for running now. They might sound unfamiliar to our ears today. But these puffed up pantaloons once grace the bottom halves and cavs of plenty of young women in the early nineteen. Hundreds there called pup tent bloomers because as pants. They're so big that they kinda look like those pup tents that soldiers would cover themselves in while sleeping underneath the stars even if you don't think they look like pup tents and i'll be the first to admit that they don't exactly in the nineteen ninety s. We would call these things hammer pants but they probably used about as much fabric as a pup tent did they were big bill louis and could balloon with air so not good athletic. Wear for someone trying to run fast. They'd catch the wind like a sail. Nevertheless there stood young. Bobbie rosenfeld at the starting line of a foot race that she hadn't even planned on running. She was being cheered on by oliver softball teammates wearing her wind. Grabby it's pup tent. Bloomers she was at a citywide picnic plate in a softball game but knowing how fast she was on the base paths. Her teammates convinced her to enter a one hundred meter dash. That just happened to be taking place nearby. She said yes without much thought and the next thing she knew the starting pistol was fired. Twelve point one seconds later bobby crossed the finish line before anyone else seemingly out of nowhere. A man came running up to her asking questions. Like where did you come from. Who are you. Have you run in competition before. And when he asked her if she knew who she had beaten. Bobby shrugged and said no. He told her that she had beaten canadian champion. Rosa gross. Bobby thought that was pretty cool. Then he asked. Do you know how faster time was bobby again. Said no he told her. It was twelve point. One seconds. The canadian record.
Bugs Week: Morning Riddles
"It's bugs week and today we've got some riddles about crawley critters to puzzle your noggin. Here's your first one. This bug has two big claws and a tale. That can hurt it. Looks like a small lobster that you find in the desert. What type of bug is this scorpion. A scorpion switzer rushing to the other side of the top of your mouth. Don't brush too hard scorpions type of arachne. It that means they have eight legs like spiders. Scorpions have to sharp pincers in the front of their body. That looks sort of like the clause of the lobster or crab and they have a long tail with a stinger at the end. Scorpions used their singers to inject poison into whatever they want to eat. Switzer rushing to the bottom of your mouth and keep on brushing. Here's your next riddle. This bug is like a lamp lighting up the woods at night. They fly around in till there but turns on the light. What bug is this. Fires lies firefly's fireflies or lightning. Bugs are the little bugs that light up the woods at night. Their butts laid up like a light bulb using something called bio blooming essence. What i'll explain after you switch you're brushing to the other side of the bottom of your mouth and brush the molars in the way back. Bioluminescence is how certain animals create light bio means. Life and luminescence means cold. Light like a light that isn't made with fire or heat. Animals who bio luminescence can create light in their bodies using chemical reactions firefly's mixed special chemicals in their butts to make them light up
Why Do Elephants Like Peanuts?
"I am alice. I'm eight years old. I live in houston texas and my question is why do elephants like peanuts. Thank you great question analysis. When we're learning about animals. We tend to get our information from a lot of different places what we read what we if we can observe an animal and sometimes what we watch on. Tv and the idea that elephants like peanuts probably comes from the cartoons and movies. We've watched over. The years elephants are herbivores. That means they eat grasses and bark vegetation in zoos. They'll eat fruits and vegetables hay and sometimes pellets of food. That kind of look like pet food. The connection between elephants and peanuts is that in early. Zoos and circuses. Lots of peanuts for sold for human visitors to eat sometimes. These zoos and circuses would let humans feed the animals. And just like your dog might sometimes eat people food if you give him or her. Some the elephants would eat. The peanuts got offered these days. Zoos don't let you feed the animals and that's a good thing. Biologists and veterinarians say peanuts army. Great food for elephants so while it's funny to see elephants. Eat peanuts cartoons. They don't do it in the wild and it's not really a food. they like better than anything else.
Shelter Pet Parade: A Guided Meditation and Story for Kids
"Our story today is a shelter pet parade. Five new arrival landed our island airport. They were labeled handle with care in five very special containers. Were gilbert the goldfish mustard. Be the parakeet mri. The dog kit. The cat and larry the iguana on the flight over the five had been talking. They were all being transferred to our way. I learned animal shelter so that they all could find their forever families and be adopted. At first they all felt nervous. Not knowing where our island wise or what would happen when they arrived missy dog encouraged all of them to take a deep drag in breath in and out so that they would feel less nervous. She was grateful. They were all together and she told them she had heard that away. Island was a very nice place with people who loved their pets very much and considered them to be part of the family. And that's what each shelter pet wanted a forever family. The airplane ride had been noisy but not too long ago and after they landed their carriers were brought off the plane and immediately placed into an air conditioned van. A man checked on each of them to make sure they were ok as he checked each one. He called them by name. Larry iguana the man read off the tag peaking in. How are you doing fellow. Larry sat quietly feeling glad that the airplane ride was done mustard be parakeets. How are you little birdie. The man said mustard be ruffled. Her father's also feeling glad the airplane ride was done and gilbert goldfish man. Read from the tech What a great name he. Exclaimed gilbert swam around with enthusiasm ms kit kat. The man appearing in. Don't worry sweetie you'll be at the shelter soon. Everyone is very nice. You are safe. Kit was very frightened but the man's soothing voice made her feel a little less scared.
How Paganini Inspired Franz Liszt
"When franz liszt was twenty he went to a concert by violinist niccolo. Paganini the first superstar classical musician panini was as big as any rockstar today and he put on a great show. He was pale and thin. The dressed in black. He also memorized all his music which most performers didn't do them and he came up with new very difficult effects on his instrument. Missed left pag concert thinking. That's what i want to do. So he invented the solo piano recital with the piano facing sideways on the stage so that the audience could watch his hands and face
The Freezation of Pam McGee
"The freeze ation of pam mcgee. There are strange things done in the mid day sun by those who searched for spoil the desert sands have their hidden plans. That would set your blood to boil. The pharaohs tombs have seen strange dooms but the strangest they did ever see. Was that day on the edge of oasis hedge. I froze up old pam. Mcgee now pam mcgee was from kittery where the snowfall blasts and blows why. She left home from the north to roam around the desert. No one knows she was always hot but the endless thought of gold held her in spell though she'd often say in her brazen way she'd sooner swim a well. Well it all happened. Because i was her captain. We joined up after the war. We figured a duo could find their way through. All the desert may have in store with camel stout us to set out to search the sands for wealth and like a crown. The son weighed down and tried to sap our health one. Summer's day we tracked are way over the dawson. Pass talk of heat through son or sheet. It burned like boiling gas in an open. I rough sand would fly until we couldn't see it wasn't fun but the only one to gripe was pam mcgee and as it rose the sun imposed a dreadful pressing fire the canteens mon dry as a bone. We feared that we'd expire and though it felt we'd begun to melt. Our goal was still ahead. We'd reach the edge of oasis hedge or else we'd both be dead and that very noon like pebble-strewn. We struggled in the sand. The camels fed sun overhead. We staggered stripped and tanned. Pam turned to me and cap says she. I'm all cashed in. i guess. And when. I'm through i'm asking you please grant one last request. She seemed so low that i couldn't say no. Then she rasped out in a moan. It's the curse it heat. It's got me beat. I'm melting skin and bone.
Who Was Franz Liszt?
"Eighteen eleven was called the year of the great comet because a comet lit up the sky for over nine months and eighteen eleven was when franz liszt was born this came from writing which is in austria now but back then it was part of the austro-hungarian empire lists father worked for the same hungarian prince haydn had worked for years earlier. He wasn't a professional musician but he played several instruments including the piano list was six. His father started giving him lessons and list played his first concert in public when he was nine. Local members of the nobility were so impressed that they paid for him to go steady in vienna. Which was the center of music there. He took lessons from carl czerny. Who had studied piano with beethoven when czerny saw how talented list was he started. Teaching him for free list also started studying composition and he had his first piece published when he was eleven after a while czerny told list he had nothing more to teach him so list and his family moved to paris when he tried to get into the paris conservatory. They wouldn't take him not because he wasn't good but because he wasn't french list continued to study privately and to give concerts around europe since he was also very religious. He thought about becoming a priest instead of a musician but his father said you belong to art. Not the church.