Did you know that it will take almost 300 days to get to Mars from Earth – and that’s if there is no traffic? Astronauts will live in close quarters for a long time while they make the journey and will need to work together to adjust to their new lives in space. Here are 5 interesting facts about living in space that will have you packing your suitcases in no time! • After arriving in space, an astronaut’s appearance changes. Bodily fluids move toward their heads, resulting in a puffy face and skinny legs. • Astronauts must exercise a lot in order to remain healthy – up to 2.5 hours a day! Without gravity, they use their muscles a lot less and they begin to weaken and get smaller. • Astronauts spice up their meals with salt and pepper – in liquid form. Dry spices float away, getting into vents and up your nose (and then you would start sneezing, and that gets messy!) • Wish you were taller? In space there is less pressure on your spine, and most space travelers grow up to two inches while they are exploring the universe! • When astronauts are sleepy, they strap themselves into sleeping bags in a bunk or attached to the wall so that they don’t float away. They even snore and dream in space! As you can see, living in space is a bit different from living on Earth. Would you like to live in space?
Arctic Animals: Saber-toothed tiger
Animal: Saber-toothed tiger Found in: North and South America Status: Extinct Class: Prehistoric Weight: Same as between 22,000-160,000 2x4 LEGO® bricks Height: 20-30 minifigures Fun Facts * They mostly hunted and ate plant-eating animals like horses, bison – even mastodons. * The saber-toothed tiger is not related to the tigers we know today. It belonged to a species which is now extinct: Nimravidae. Here, kitty-kitty-kitty A saber-toothed tiger must have been an impressive sight. It is one of the largest animals in the cat family that has ever lived. Its canine teeth grew up to 20 cm (8 inches)! That’s enough to turn almost any prey into an all you can eat buffet… Don’t judge a cat by its canines Just because you have razor-sharp teeth, you can still be nice to others. Saber-toothed tigers lived and hunted in packs like many cat families do today. They would bring food to the young cubs, old, injured or sick in the pack.
Arctic Ice Crawler
Arctic Ice Crawler Top speed: 10 km/hr (6 mph) Horsepower: 150-160 Features: - Posable legs for maximum stability - articulated arm with opening claw gripper for heavy-duty lifting Cool-ometer: 5/5 Gadgets to bring for adventures: - Something hot to drink – it can get a little chilly in the cockpit! - A circular saw if you want to cut smaller pieces from the ice. Crawler cranes and excavators are the ultimate 4x4 vehicles and perfect for rough ice terrain research. You can drive them up and down slopes, steep ravines, and crevasses, and they can lift tons of ice. The LEGO City explorers fondly calls their Arctic Ice Crawler “Scorpio Sally”.
Fire Truck Tank Flushing!
Did you know that a fire engine can hold up to 1,000 gallons (3,785 liters) of water? That’s like drinking 16,000 cups of water, since there are about 16 cups of water in 1 gallon. The average toilet uses 1.6 gallons or 6 liters of water per flush. That’s only about 25.6 cups of water! If you hooked up a toilet to the fire truck tank, you’d have to flush the toilet 631 times to empty the fire truck of water! That’s a lot of flushing! Comment below with how YOU would empty the water tank of a fire truck.