Monday, 26 November 2012

What did it look like before the big bang?

Science is such an amazing subject and you can learn so much from it. But first you have to get your head around it all! This question is beyond anyone's mind but I keep asking it to myself. What was it like before the big bang? What colour was it? Was it white or black? Or maybe even pinkIt can't have been see-through because there would have to be something BEHIND that... It is beyond anyone's imagination...

This shows what scientists have discovered about the big bang so far. It is so advanced but amazing how they could find this out from hardly anything!

Scientists believe that the universe was a teeny-tiny speck of dust which then exploded. But how is that possible? I still don't understand how people have found this out though... It must have taken YEARS of research!

The universe is also expanding as we speak but into what? It is travelling so fast but where to? There has to be SOMETHING outside of it... Maybe another world like one of my previous posts or maybe it looks like what it did billions of years ago before the big bang happened.

I wonder if anyone or anything was alive to witness the big bang... But that isn't possible is it? And even if someone WAS there, they would have died in the bang...

There is no true answer to this mystery so I'll just have to leave it there. Thank you for reading this post and please explore the new pages that I have put at the top of the page. There is a whole page for questions you want me to answer so please comment! I would love to hear your opinions too and you can comment on this post! See you next week!

Monday, 19 November 2012

Why do some men go bald and others don't?

This question was asked to me by The Apologist. I give a very special thank you to The Apologist and you have been a great reader. I hope you like the answer!

Some scientists say that going bald has something to do with your sexual hormones and one way to ensure against hair loss is to sacrifice something else. For example, during the Middle Ages and nearly into the 1800s, certain choir boys with very beautiful voices were castrated before reaching puberty to avoid the change of voice. Scientists say that these boys didn't go bald and it makes it clear that sexual hormones play a role in hair loss.

I don't think you should sacrifice something like that just to keep your hair on your head. People look just as good without hair and besides, if you DO keep your hair, it will eventually turn grey and not many people want that...!

Hair loss probably also gets passed down to your children so if your grandpa has no hair, then you probably won't have any when you are his age as well! But you never know, you might not have that gene!

Thank you everyone and please comment with your opinions and questions that you have been wanting the answer for. See you next week!

Monday, 12 November 2012

Why do flamingos stand on one leg but have two?

Humphrey Cushion asked me this question and I am going to try and answer it. Thank you Humphrey Cushion and please check out her blog at:

This is a very strange question and I think there probably is an answer. Scientists say that there may not be a simple answer but there are still some theories.

Flamingoes stand on one leg mostly when they are in the water. This may be because they are trying to conserve body heat. If they put both their feet in the water then they would get much colder than if they stand on one leg, they would also get very cold because they spend a lot of time in the water. Flamingos regularly change what leg they stand on in the water so that one foot doesn't get too cold. It's quite clever really!

Flamingos stand on both legs when they eat, but one leg to sleep. This sounds quite strange as you would think that sleeping would require both legs on the ground for balance. Especially as they are practically unconscious when they are asleep!

Fun fact: The colour that a flamingo is comes from the food they eat, including shrimp, which is full of carotenoid pigments (the same thing that makes carrots orange!)

Please comment with questions that you have on your mind and your opinions on this post. Don't forget to vote on the poll! Thank you once again and see you next week for another 'a world away' post!

Monday, 5 November 2012

What happens after you die?

Starburst196 asked me this question and I am going to try and answer it. Thank you Starburst196 and please check out her blog at:

This is a very interesting question to think about and the truth is, no one knows... It's very hard to imagine what it would be like because you don't think anything and you don't know what is going on around you. I don't really know what to think about life after death so I am going to include different peoples opinions too.

Person 1 - female age 10
"You don't exist anymore. It's like before you're born; you don't know anything, you can't feel anything, you're not really there."

Person 2 - male age 49
"I want to believe that there is an afterlife. I would like to believe that if you do good things in life that there is a sort of heaven. Our brains work on electricity and I would like to think that the energy would go somewhere else. But there is no evidence of it. So it might just be that when we die, we are just gone."

By listening to these opinions, I can tell that there are many different ways people think about life after death. If someone close to you has died then you might WANT to believe that there is an afterlife but deep down, you know that there may not be one.

I hope you enjoyed this post and please comment, vote on my poll and share any questions that you have on your minds. Thank you for reading my blog and I hope you like it!