How do you make websites?

How do you make websites Finn? I think I will need to ask my friend Samuel the Spider who makes himself a new web every day, he makes it look easy but I’m sure it must be quite difficult. I always see his webs in the early morning when they are covered in dew. This helps me avoid getting them on my snout which is very annoying for me but annoys Samuel even more! I am always getting told off about this.

Humans make website too but I think it is VERRRYYYY boring I think I would rather be eating worms. I have been answering lots of questions and am feeling very hungry. Still waiting for those raspberries to ripen that will be my treat!!!

Why do apples go brown when you cut them?

Hello BOTH whoever you are, I normally get messages from Poppy or Finn, I hope you are not an imposter….

Brown apples are just as good we still eat lots of them mmmm brown apples….

The oxygen in the air (which makes up about 20% of the gas in air) is an extremely reactive gas. The outer skin of an apple acts to protect the inner pulp against injury. But if this layer is damaged, the cells in the pulp release enzymes which react with this oxygen to oxidize the damaged cells and form a protective layer against infection. Thus, the brown coloration in an apple occurs in response to damage caused to the apple but they are still tasty enough to eat!

If you put a peeled apple in the refrigerator the process is greatly slowed down and it will take several days before it turns brown. If you place it in the hot oven it will turn brown very quickly . Faster than if you left it exposed to air at room temperature.

Badgers solve this problem by eating apples as soon as we see them on the ground!!!

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Can badgers do burpees?

I always do a burp after I’ve eaten my worms is that what you mean? I had to look the word up and it sounds like fun to me!! We are very fit creatures, digging is very good for our upper body strength and we have very strong arms.

I am going to speak to my friends about burpees and we will try them out in the set later tonight, I hope there is room! We don’t know who Jo Wickes is you will have to let us know. Our instructor is called Bicep Badger, you can see us in our workout here doing Badger Bounces

Why do I always get a cold first?

Everyone gets colds Pop even me I think you are just VERY VERY unlucky. You are most likely to get a cold during autumn and winter, starting in late August until March or April but it isn’t the cold weather that causes colds it’s quite often picked up from classmates if you are back at school now. I did see two smart children getting in a car yesterday and a big dog which I am a bit scared of!

Children suffer more colds each year than adults and the average child will have between 6 to 10 colds a year so you are not alone Pop.

If you have a cold, cough and sneeze in a tissue and wash your hands this will help stop others catching it from you. I am always very careful as I have such a BIG nose a cold is a BIG problem for badgers like me…yuk!!!

How do birds know where they are going?

Well they have eyes like you and me for getting around. The owls around here have extra big eyes so that they can see better at dusk and at dawn when they like to get out and about. But some birds migrate for the winter and take a trip to warmer countries like Africa. My friends the Ospreys always take a holiday in Africa about this time of year. They have an extra trick for finding their way.

They have a substance called magnetite, which is located just above their beaks. This is a mineral that contains iron which the birds use to help them determine Earth’s magnetic field, so they can navigate using true north.

Magnetite is a magnetized rock, which may act as a tiny GPS unit for birds by giving them information about its position relative to Earth’s poles. Birds can use this beak magnetite to travel long distances over areas that do not have many landmarks, such as the ocean.

Magnetite is a rock mineral and one of the main iron ores. It is attracted to a magnet and can be magnetized to become a permanent magnet itself. It is the most magnetic of all the naturally-occurring minerals on Earth.

Is Russia a continent?

Hmmm geography. Tricky for me as I don’t get to travel much outside of the valley. And anyway I like the worms here too much and I’m waiting for the raspberries in this garden to ripen so I won’t be travelling for a long time. But I have done some research for you…

Russia is part of both Europe and Asia. … However, in the list of continents, people tend to place Russia in one continent or the other, so most place it in Europe, as about 75% of the Russian population lives in the European continent.

Why won’t my bike work on sixth gear? Can badgers fix bikes?

Hmmm, well I can’t fix bikes, my paws are too big. I have sometimes seen a young boy doing about 60 mph down the hill near me and I think he must have 30 gears, we keep well out of his way. Now then, I have looked in the Badger book of bike bungling and that didn’t help me. I know it is a very delicate and complicated process so you will need a grown up human to help….Bungling badger found this video on BadgerTube of a human explaining things but you will need your own grown up human to make the adjustments so that you don’t damage that speedy bike of yours.

Are you not getting sick of worms? We have some nice blackberries you could try Mr Badger. How many worms do you need each night?

Sick of worms??? Do you get sick of chocolate? I don’t only eat worms. I am partial to a nice slug too. Not a fan of blackberries thank you but I do have my eye on some promising raspberries in the garden which I am thinking of adding to my other favourite, Toad in the Hole.

Worms are my big favourite though. I get through several hundred each night. Digging is VERY hard work and I don’t have a spade so I am always hungry!! But I do like a bit of fruit now and again and sometimes I’ll find some nice flower bulbs to munch on while I’m watching the owls at night lying on some nice short grass. We have a lovely human who keeps the grass short where we like to have a good scratch and dig to find our worms, she plants raspberries for us too and gives us lots of flower bulbs to munch on.

Pop is a lovely name it is also my favourite drink, worm flavoured!!!

Why is the world round ?
A planet is round because of gravity. A planet’s gravity pulls equally from all sides. Gravity pulls from the center to the edges like the spokes of a bicycle wheel. This makes the overall shape of a planet a sphere, which is a three-dimensional circle.

Big, small, but all round

The eight planets in our solar system differ in lots of ways. They are different sizes. They are different distances from the sun. Some are small and rocky, and others are big and gassy. But they’re all nice and round. Why is that? Why aren’t they shaped like cubes, pyramids, or discs?

Planets form when material in space starts to bump and clump together. After a while it has enough stuff to have a good amount of gravity. That’s the force that holds stuff together in space. When a forming planet is big enough, it starts to clear its path around the star it orbits. It uses its gravity to snag bits of space stuff.

A planet’s gravity pulls equally from all sides. Gravity pulls from the center to the edges like the spokes of a bicycle wheel. This makes the overall shape of a planet a sphere, which is a three dimensional circle.

Yours wormily, Badger

You lot again…

What heights are diving boards at a proper swimming pool please?
Hmmm well I don’t like getting my fur wet so swimming pools are not my favourite thing Finn. But I have finished my worm sandwich and have done a little research for you….

A diving platform or diving tower is a type of structure used for competitive diving. It consists of a vertical rigid “tower” with one or more horizontal platforms extending out over a deep pool of water. The height of the platforms 10 metres (33 ft), 7.5 metres (25 ft) and 5 metres (16 ft) – gives the diver enough time to perform the acrobatic movements of a particular dive. There are additional platforms set at 3 metres (9.8 ft) and 1 metre (3.3 ft). Most platforms are covered by some sort of matting or non-slip surface to prevent athletes from slipping. Hope that answers your question. Badgers are the best