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Feature article from the May, 2001 Newsletter

Big Science

In a prior newsletter we published some views of history gathered from students’ test papers. Below are scientific insights from similar sources. Most were from 5th and 6th graders.



A census taker is a man who goes from house to house increasing the population.

It is so hot in some places that the people there have to live in other places.

Three kinds of blood vessels are arteries, vanes and caterpillars.

A permanent set of teeth consists of eight canines, eight cuspids, two molars, and eight cuspidors.

Vacuum:   A large, empty space where the pope lives.

A circle is a figure with no corners and only one side.

Wind is like the air, only pushier.

Water is composed of two gins, Oxygin and Hydrogin.  Oxygin is pure gin.  Hydrogin is gin and water.

Cadavers are dead bodies that have donated themselves to science. This procedure is called gross anatomy.

For a nosebleed: Put the nose much lower then the body until the heart Stops.

To remove dust from the eye, pull the eye down over the nose.

For asphyxiation: Apply artificial respiration until the patient is dead.

Magnet:   Something you find crawling all over a dead cat.

Most of the houses in France are made of plaster of Paris.

The body consists of three parts - the brainium, the borax and the abominable cavity.  The brainium contains the brain, the borax contains the heart and lungs, and the abominable cavity contains the bowls, of which there are five - a, e, i, o, and u.

The four seasons are salt, pepper, mustard and vinegar.

The spinal column is a long bunch of bones. The head sits on the top and you sit on the bottom.

Water vapor gets together in a cloud. When it is big enough to be called a drop, it does.

Thanks are due to George Morris for directing us to this material,
on the Web site http://www.write101.com/science.htm


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