Ever wondered why fireflies glow or how they glow? Prepare for your mind to be blown! (Not literally).
Lets start off with how:
The glow is referred to by scientists as cold light which is something that we're trying to incorporate into our own lights. Cold light means that the light doesn't give off a lot of heat unlike our lamp bulbs that usually give you a nasty burn. The light is formed with a chemical reaction, there is an organic compound called luciferin in their abdomens (stomach.) When air goes into their abdomen this creates a chemical reaction making the glow that we're used to. Fireflies also known as lightning bugs can control the airflow to the abdomen hence it can create an on and off pattern!
Many explanations have come and gone, this post will reveal the truth!
The age old question, "Do carrots help you see better?"
Do your parents convince you to finish your carrots because they help you see better? Well now you can find out the truth. Before we begin, we need to go way back when the myth first began.
British pilots in World War II had this brand new technology that gave them the upper hand this was... RADAR!!! To make sure the enemies didn't find out about it they started a rumour that their pilots ate a lot of carrots.