Why do we see lightning before we hear thunder?


We see lightning first, because light travels faster than sound. Think of it like this, when you're watching fireworks, what happens first, seeing the bright lights of the fireworks or hearing the loud boom? Of course, you see the fireworks and then you hear the boom from them. Lightning and thunder work in the same manner.

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Asking but why?Ever been bombarded with tricky questions? Kids just love asking questions and seeking answers to feel in control and gain independence.
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Why do tigers have stripes?

Close up of a tigerThere have been many legends and myths over the years as to why tigers have stripes. If most of the tiger's prey do not see colour, they would not notice the bright orange as we would. So what do you think is the real reason why tigers have stripes?



Why is Pluto not a planet?


Pluto was originally one of the nine planets of the Solar System but has now been downgraded to a "dwarf planet". Find out why Pluto is no longer counted as a planet! Why is Pluto not a planet?



Why do sharks attack humans?

shark bitingDid you know, contrary to popular belief, sharks do not make a conscious effort to attack humans. In fact, there aren’t nearly as many attacks as you would think. More people die from being struck by lightning every year than from shark attacks.So, why do sharks attack humans?


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