Science & Mathematics Questions & Answers

Science & Mathematics Questions & Answers

Why does it hurt more in winters?

Why does it hurt more in winters?

In winters our body has to work more actively to adjust to the difference between the body temperature and the atmospheric temperature. It is because of this that the sensation of pain appears more in winter than in summers. Funny Logic The flow of blood under the skin is sluggish during winters due to the contracting of surface blood vessels. …

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Why do birds have to warm their eggs to hatch them, while reptiles, don’t?

Why do birds have to warm their eggs to hatch them, while reptiles, don't?

Birds are warm blooded creatures, whereas reptiles are not. It means that birds, like human beings, have an automatic system of keeping the temperature of the body warm, controlled in hypothalamus in the brain. Reptiles on the other hand, including fish, amphibians and invertebrates are poikilothermic-their body temperature fluctuates with the temperature of the surroundings. As such the poikilothermic creatures do not …

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Why don’t we see house lizards during winter?

Why don't we see house lizards during winter?

Lizards are poikilothermal (cold-blooded) and their body temperature fluctuates with outside temperature. When it’s extremely cold, lizards face the danger of either their blood freezing up or their temperature dropping drastically, as a result of which they become immobile and can easily fall prey to enemies. Hence, lizards hibernate in cracks of walls or beneath the soil. During this period, …

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Why do butterflies have powder on their wings?

Why do butterflies have powder on their wings?

The wings of butterflies are covered with small scales. These tiny scales produce magnificent colours and pattern by optical interference of light. The tiny scales reflect and disperse light producing the brilliant colours. When we touch the wings of a butterfly these tiny scales come out in the form of powder, thereby leaving the surface of the wings colour less. …

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Why do some insects get attracted towards light?

Why do some insects get attracted towards light?

Radiation emitted by light sources are responsible for attracting insects towards it. A series of experiments have confirmed that a narrow band of infra-red radiation emitted by light sources attract insects. A study was conducted on moths. It was observed that, only the males of the species got attracted towards the light source, mistaking it for female moths. Female moths …

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How can you distinguish between poisonous and non-poisonous snakes?

How can you distinguish between poisonous and non-poisonous snakes?

All snakes have poison glands, but the presence of fangs for injecting venom and the type determines whether a snake is poisonous or not. Fangs are normally present in the upper jaw. Snakes with tubular fangs, small scales on the head and wide belly-scales running across its width are poisonous. Snakes with solid fangs or without fangs, and short scales …

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Why does a wasp sting result in swelling?

Why does a wasp sting result in swelling?

The venom of a wasp contains histamine, sarotonin acetylecholine and severaler kinins. These chemical compounds cause dilatation and increased permeability of blood capillaries, leading to oozing of a fluid.This causes local redness and swelling. Funny Logic The sting presses one into immediate action-to apply an antidote on the right spot.

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How is musk obtained from musk-deer?

Musk is produced by the male musk-deer (Moschidae family), found in the wet mountain forests of the Himalayas. A gland in the abdomen of the deer produces musk, a pungent oily jelly which is used in perfumes to make the scent last longer. The musk-deer has become an endangered species because it is killed for the gland. Funny Logics By …

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