Posts Categorized: For Fun

Oobleck: Fun Summer Activity

Oobleck is a non-newtonian fluid (it acts like a liquid when being poured, but like a solid when a force is acting on it). You can grab it and then it will ooze out of your hands. Make enough Oobleck and you can even walk on it!

Summer Survival Kit

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Well, it’s finally here….Summer. The kids are out of school, the yard needs mowed, and the temperatures are starting to heat up. It’s time to get ready for all those trips;  Trips to the pool, the zoo, camping, the park, company picnics….and so on, and so forth. You can make these better by preparing now…. Read more »

Wear Sunscreen

In 1997, Chicago Tribune columnist Mary Schmich began her column with two words: “Wear Sunscreen” and continued with discursive advice for living without regret. She wrote this piece as a ‘would-be’ commencement address of advice if she were ever asked to give one. In 1999, Baz Luhrmann released a song called “Everybody’s Free (To Wear… Read more »

Hand Sanitizer vs. Soap and Water

Which Kills Germs the Best? To start with, it’s important to understand how soap works. Soap is an emulsifying agent, capable dispersing oil in water. When people wash their hands, dirt and germs trapped in the natural oils of the skin are lifted and suspended in water. Except for antibacterial soap, regular soap really isn’t… Read more »

Great Uses for Lip Balm

1.    Tame wild eyebrows with a little lip balm. Apply it as a styling wax and stroke brows into place. Manage an unruly mustache the same way. 2.    Stop the bleeding from shaving nicks. Dab on a little lip balm and stop the bleeding from most small cuts. 3.    Protect your face from windburn. Stroke… Read more »