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Why do mosquitoes suck blood?

Why do mosquitoes suck your blood? All about mosquitoes.

By lmsottawa | August 20, 2021

Author: Layal Bou Abdo MSN Illustration: Angeline Boswell Mosquitoes Mosquito is a Spanish word that means Little Fly. Mosquitoes are small insects with six legs and long mouthparts (proboscis).  Only…

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Why are my organs so squishy?

Why are my body organs so squishy?

By lmsottawa | June 18, 2021

Author: Layal Bou Abdo MSN Illustration: Angeline Boswell Human Organs An organ is a group of tissues that work together to perform a specific function. For the most part, organs are squishy…

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Why do elephants have tusks, big ears and long trunks?

By lmsottawa | May 19, 2021

Author: Layal Bou Abdo MSN Illustration: Angeline Boswell   Elephants are large mammals that have long trunks and big ears. African elephants are the largest land animals in the world. They…

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Why is my ear ringing

Why Are My Ears Acting Weird?

By lmsottawa | April 21, 2021

Author: Layal Bou Abdo MSN Illustration: Angeline Boswell   Ringing, pain, dizziness, difficulty hearing and popping; these two organs at each side of our head can act out sometimes!  Let…

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Why Do We Burp?

Why do we Burp and Fart?

By lmsottawa | March 10, 2021

Author: Layal Bou Abdo MSN Illustration: Angeline Boswell   It is sometimes loud, sometimes silent, in some instance, it is socially accepted and in other gross. It happens to everyone,…

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Why do we have dreams?

Why do we dream?

By lmsottawa | February 19, 2021

Author: Layal Bou Abdo MSN Illustration: Angeline Boswell   Dreams can help you; they can haunt you or they can just be… really really weird! But have you ever stopped…

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We are certain your kid asks you health (human & animal) questions that genuinely leave you stumped! Leave a comment below and we are happy to answer “why” in future blogs.

Why can astronauts only eat certain types of food in space?

By lmsottawa | January 12, 2021

Author: Layal Bou Abdo MSN Illustration: Angeline Boswell   Leaving this planet does very weird things to the human body. The human body in space is exposed to weightlessness, cosmic…

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Why do we walk on two legs?

By lmsottawa | December 15, 2020

Author: Layal Bou Abdo MSN Illustration: Angeline Boswell   There is fossil evidence that suggests our ancestors have been walking upright for at least six million years. Those fossils were…

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Why do we Yawn

Why do we yawn?

By lmsottawa | November 14, 2020

Author: Layal Bou Abdo MNS Illustration: Angeline Boswell   Everybody yawns, even unborn babies in the mom’s womb. Almost all the vertebrates (animals that have a backbone or a spine…

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Why do we get nosebleeds?

By lmsottawa | October 11, 2020

Author: Layal Bou Abdo MNS Illustration: Angeline Boswell Were you playing outside yesterday and got a nosebleed? Did you get worried? It might seem scary to see blood coming out…

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