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Is it Safe to Swallow Gum? Busting Myths and Understanding the Science for Kids

So you've just enjoyed a minty stick of gum, but you're not anywhere you can easily dispose of it. The temptation arises - what if you...

A Kids Guide to Cooking Perfect Spaghetti

I recently told my nine-year-old that she was in charge of dinner.  I would act as sous chef and supply the ingredients, but she needed to decide what to cook. Her choice? Sausages and Spaghetti! What surprised me was that, while I regularly cook up Spaghetti Bolognese for the kids, it had been quite a while since I had done Sausages cut up as 'meatballs' in the sauce. It was a great idea, and we quickly set off to get the ingredients!

Did Orange the Color or the Fruit Come First?

Imagine sitting down to enjoy your favourite snack, a juicy, ripe, and sun-kissed orange. A thought pops into your head, a fun little riddle: what came first, the colour or the fruit named orange?

Were Olaf’s Fun Facts correct?

Get ready to embark on a fun fact journey with the guileless and lovable little snowman from our favourite flick. Yes, that's right, we're talking about Olaf! Famous for his heartwarming (but thankfully not melting) quips and sagacity, our icy friend also shares quite the array of 'facts' throughout the film. But are these tidbits from Toontown genuine or just thawed out fiction? Well, isn't that what we're about to find out? Let's don our detective hats and give Olaf's 'fun facts' a proper reality check, shall we?

What does “touché” mean?

I love being asked questions by the kids that challenge me. Recently, my younger daughter responded with "touché" - it was the wrong context, so I said, "good word!" and asked if she understood the meaning. Of course, she said no, can you tell me.

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