How do emails work?

We’re Badgers, how would we know? We have had a look though and found you a very good video to explain things. It’s something that seems very easy but is very complicated, far too difficult for a Badger but you might understand it better….

How come when a meteor comes down to earth it does not squish you ?

When meteoroids enter Earth’s atmosphere, or that of another planet, like Mars, at high speed and burn up, they’re called meteors. This is also when we refer to them as “shooting stars.” Sometimes meteors can even appear brighter than Venus — that’s when we call them “fireballs.” Scientists estimate that about 48.5 tons (44,000 kilograms) of meteoritic material falls on Earth each day.

When a meteoroid survives its trip through the atmosphere and hits the ground, it’s called a meteorite.

Most space rocks smaller than a football field will break apart in Earth’s atmosphere. Traveling at tens of thousands of miles per hour, the object disintegrates as pressure exceeds the strength of the object, resulting a bright flare. Typically less than 5 percent of the original object will ever make it down to the ground. These meteorites, pieces of meteors that are found, typically range between the size of a pebble and a fist.

Don’t expect to find meteorites after a meteor shower. Most meteor showers come from comets, whose material is quite fragile. Small comet fragments generally won’t survive entry into our atmosphere.

There’s lots more information about them here…

What is Cumbrian for 11 – 14?

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NB: when these numerals were used for counting sheep, reputedly, the shepherd would count to fifteen or twenty and then move a small stone from one of his pockets to the other before beginning again, thus keeping score. Numbers eleven, twelve etc. would have been ‘yandick, taendick’, while sixteen and seventeen would have been ‘yan-bumfit, tyan-bumfit’ etc.

How do rainbows form?

A rainbow is caused by sunlight and atmospheric conditions. Light enters a water droplet, slowing down and bending as it goes from air to denser water. The light reflects off the inside of the droplet, separating into its component wavelengths–or colors. When light exits the droplet, it makes a rainbow.

A rainbow isn’t really a “thing” and it doesn’t exist in a particular “place.” It is an optical phenomenon that appears when sunlight and atmospheric conditions are just right—and the viewer’s position is just right to see it. There is more about it at this link which gives you a better explanation…,droplet%2C%20it%20makes%20a%20rainbow.

How thick is an otters’ fur?

Sea otters are members of the weasel or mustelid family. Like other members of this family, they have very thick fur. In fact, at 850,000 to one million hairs per square inch, they have the thickest fur of any mammal. Their fur actually consists of two layers, an undercoat and longer guard hairs.

Sea otters have the densest fur of any mammal. Hair density varies dramatically with location on the body, ranging from about 26,000 to 165,000 hairs per square centimeter (170,000-1,062,000 per square inch). The highest density occurs on the forearms, sides, and rump; the lowest density is on the chest, legs, and feet. A single large male may have 800 million hair fibers covering its body.

How fast can seals swim?

Humans at their peak athleticism can swim at best around 6 mph — Michael Phelps topped out around there in 2010, according to ESPN, and that’s still about three times faster than the average human swimmer.  True seals usually swim at about 6 mph and can reach speeds as fast as 18 mph, 3 x faster than the fastest human. Badgers…hmmm we’re not so fast but we can swim when we have to but don’t really like getting our fur wet!!

How do you make hard caramel soft?

If you want to soften your caramel, pot a little water into a pot, and place the caramel into it. Heat it slowly while stirring every few minutes to keep the sugars from burning. To test the consistancy, remove a spoonful once the caramel sauce has developed, and plunge it into cold water to cool.

How does a 3D printer work?

3D printing is a way of creating three dimensional (3D) solid objects. 3D printing is done by building up the object layer by layer. Usually, 3D printers use plastic, because it is easier to use and cheaper. Some 3D printers can 3D print with other materials, like metals and ceramics, but they cost too much money for most people.

3D printers are useful because they can make new objects very fast, and are good at making them very detailed. This means an engineer can test a lot of new designs and not have to wait for someone else to make them. They are also useful for fixing parts made of plastic, and for making toys, figures, and models. There are a lot of people who print 3D objects at home. There is lots of information here which tells you more…