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Here’s a fun fact for all you marital artist enthusiasts: The word Karate means “empty hand.”

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Here’s a Strange Thought

Ever thought of how many miles our nervous system would be if we were to line them up from end to end?

Here’s our Fun Fact of the Day: The human body has 45 miles of nerves.

Forty-three pairs of nerves connect the central nervous system to every part of the body. Twelve pairs go to and from the brain, and 31 go from the spinal cord.

Nancy B.’s Helpful Handouts: Pluto and its History

Nancy Balter, a 7th & 8th grade math and science teacher for more than 10 years and our math and science product manager, always has cool ideas for teaching and helping kids learn! Here is a helpful out-of-this-world handout that will be sure to grab your kids’ attention and launch it to new heights!

A word from Nancy about the handout:
“This worksheet would be useful to teachers who have students asking about why “poor” Pluto was downgraded from its planet status to dwarf planet. This worksheet also helps students understand the new definition that is being used to define a planet.”

Fun Fact: Astrophysicist Dr. Neil DeGrasse Tyson is often credited with being the first one to downgrade Pluto (he’s gotten some hate mail from 3rd graders over this!). Dr. Tyson’s voice is on our new Planet Scale!