I grew up with seven boys—three of them were my brothers, two of them my step brothers, and the other two were my next door neighbors. We were all around the same age—the greatest age difference between the oldest and the youngest was six years—so we spent a lot of time outside playing games together. One of our favorite games to play was called “Be Whoever You Wanna Be,” which was just a really long name for playing pretend. Sometimes we would pretend to be characters from our favorite show or sometimes we would pretend to be warriors from a made-up race. The possibilities—and the hours we spent playing these various types of pretend games—seemed endless.
Did you know that hover crafts, prosthetics and NASA’s spacesuits were created by engineers? With National Engineers Week behind us and National Engineering Month happening now, it’s the perfect time for a blog post that celebrates the profession.
Hello puzzle lovers! This week we're thrilled to bring you 3 more brainteasers from our very own Visual Brainstorms set, along with the answers to last week's brainteasers!
Eric Hupperts is the former Living Exhibits Manager at The Green Planet in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, where he reveled in the land of camels, tea, and endless cultural experiences. Previous to Dubai Eric was involved with nature-based informal science education in California, Minnesota and Utah. Eric holds his Bachelors of Science in Wildlife Biology and spent time studying birds and amphibians in ecosystems as diverse as Ecuadorean cloud forests and Yellowstone alpine wetlands.
In 1761, a four-year old Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart began to compose his first piano concerto. His father, a composer himself, was astonished to find that the composition was arranged correctly according to contemporary musical rules. He quickly realized the potential in his child, quit composing and devoted much of his time to schooling theyoung Mozart in music. At age eight, Mozart wrote his first symphony, then went on to compose several opera pieces by the time he was 16.