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Extreme Climates 1: Driest Place

Aug 07, 2001

Welcome to the driest place on earth. The Atacama Desert receives rain every 100 years, if at all. In fact, the only town in the desert hasn't seen rain yet. How do the locals survive?

Wild Things :: World's Fastest Snake

Aug 02, 2001

The world's fastest land snake has been known to overtake people on galloping horses. It might not be that fast but the black mamba isn't one snake you can outrun. Read on for more details.

Bursting the Bubble on Chewing Gum

Jul 31, 2001

Have you ever wondered what it is about gum that allows you to have hours of chewing and bubble blowing fun? Did you know that what you are chewing isn't that much different than rubber bands?

Value of Life

Jul 27, 2001

If you followed the news in February, 2001, you must have heard about the man with a case of road rage who threw a dog into traffic. Horrible, yes. But worse things have happened to humans.

Wild Things :: Portuguese Man-of-War

Jul 25, 2001

Portuguese Man-of-Wars looks like a jellyfish with long tentacles and a sail. They are well known for their painful sting. Toxins from the tentacles are almost as powerful as a cobra's venom.

Bug in the Ear

Jul 24, 2001

We've all heard stories about bugs crawling into people's ears and staying there. Find out what happened to John Hanning Speke after a beetle crawled in his ear and he couldn't get it out.

Roswell: UFO Crash Site

Jul 16, 2001

In 1947, a farmer came across some weird looking pieces of metal in a field. The military closed the area off. First they said it was a crashed UFO but later said it was a weather balloon.

Kid Inventors in History

Jul 13, 2001

Regardless of age, it only takes one person to make a difference. Like the 11 year-old who invented the Popsicle. And the 13 year-old who designed the state of Alaska's flag. I bet current governor Sarah Palin did not know that! Read on for more.

Wild Things :: Shark Attack!

Jul 03, 2001

Sharks have a bad name because people think they lurk near the shoreline waiting to eat innocent swimmers. The truth is, sharks don't like the taste of humans so they try to avoid eating us.

Alien Encounters & Sightings

Jun 28, 2001

On June 5, 2001 a flying alien in a yellow suit was seen in Turkey. Aliens have been seen all over the world for years. Read on for other sightings of gooey, smelly and friendly aliens.

Web Con of The Week

Jun 20, 2001

Letter Home

Jun 19, 2001

A letter home from a student to her parents reveals more than they were bargaining for. The endless list of tragedies is shocking. But is everything as it appears? Find out for yourself.

Parasaurolophus

Jun 19, 2001

Of all the dinosaurs that had mouths like a duck, Parasaurolophus was the most unusual looking. This duck-bill had a crest growing out of the back of its head. Some were up to six feet long!

Wild Things :: Red Crabs on Christmas Island

Jun 12, 2001

If you've heard of Christmas Island then you've probably heard about the 120 million land crabs that live there. Every winter they cover the town like a red blanket on their way to migrate.

Will Kids Without Calculators Be Smarter?

May 31, 2001

The math skills of kids in every level of school aren't making some people happy. The solution? Banning calculators from the classroom. Can you imagine math class without your calculator?

Mars :: Planet Overview

May 28, 2001

NASA scientists have just celebrated the successful landing of the Phoenix Mars Lander, which is already teaching us a lot about the red planet. Get the 411 on our mysterious neighbor!

Volcanoes 101

May 25, 2001

Eating Insects

May 08, 2001

Does the thought of biting into a crunchy grasshopper make your mouth water? Maybe a roasted beetle will do the trick. Don't knock eating insects until you've bitten into your first one.

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