• Dr. Herpy

How Curious Are You?

When you’re bored and have nothing better to do, you can always ask Google for interesting facts. Just type in, I’m feeling curious and you’ll soon have answers to questions you didn’t even ask. Here are a few things you can learn from just I’m feeling curious.

How did Crayola get its name?

Edwin Binney, working with his wife, Alice Stead Binney, came up with their famous Crayola brand of crayons. Alice came up with the name Crayola by combining the French word for chalk, craie, with the first part of oleaginous, the oily paraffin wax used to make the crayon.

What causes the color of the red sea?

Located between the East African coast and the Saudi Arabian peninsula, the Red Sea got its name because of a type of algae called Trichodesmium erythraeum, which is found in the sea. When these blooms of algae die off they appear to turn the blue-green color of the ocean to a reddish-brown.

How long is a cat’s memory span?

A cat’s memory is thought to be at least 200 times better than a dog’s. But as any cat owner knows, felines are more selective, and remember what they think is useful to them. Short term memory for a dog is about five minutes; cats remember much longer, up to 16 hours. Long term memory is harder to determine.

What do you call the smell after it rains?

One of these odors, called “petrichor,” lingers when rain falls after a prolonged dry spell. Petrichor ā€” the term was coined in 1964 by two Australian scientists studying the smells of wet weather ā€” is derived from a pair of chemical reactions.

What causes muscles to be sore after workout?

Lactic acid is a normal byproduct of muscle metabolism, but it can irritate muscles and cause discomfort and soreness. Muscle soreness associated with exercise is known as delayed onset muscle soreness or DOMS.

How old is the oldest tree?

The world’s 10 oldest living trees. At 4,841 years old, this ancient bristlecone pine is the oldest known non-clonal organism on Earth. Located in the White Mountains of California, in Inyo National Forest, Methuselah’s exact location is kept a close secret in order to protect it from the public.

How long does it take for a ray of light to reach the earth from the sun?

The sun’s light takes about 8 minutes to reach the Earth after it has been emitted from the sun’s surface.