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Wonderman

Welcome to the Universe of short stories about nature. We will explore life of animals, plants, dinosaurs, planet Earth, space, human body, and many more.Author: Alexander Tolmachev, an educational show broadcaster, natural historian and children book author.

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Can a comet crash into Earth? - Space

☄️• What is a comet and its tail made of?• Comet of which size can destroy a city?• Why is a large asteroid impact more dangerous than a comet impact?• What are asteroids made of?🪲 Did you like this story? Please leave as many stars as you believe my answer was complete and interesting.🪲 Write your questions in reviews to this podcast or suggest your new topics for next releases.

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5 Jul 2022

Rank #1

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Why does human have five fingers? - Human body

🖐• Is it true that animal hoof is a finger?• Why do rats have five fingers and horses have only one?• Do humans need all five fingers?• Do fish have fingers?• What does mathematics have to do with this?🪲 Did you like this story? Please leave as many stars as you believe my answer was complete and interesting.🪲 Write your questions in reviews to this podcast or suggest your new topics for next releases.

6mins

4 Jul 2022

Rank #2

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Why can't some birds fly? - Animals

🦤• Why did some birds refuse to fly?• What would penguins answer to the question: "Why is it more convenient for you to swim with wings than to fly?"• What do an ostrich and a ship under sail have in common?• What was the enemy of a bird that had no enemies?• What is the difference between the skeleton of a flying bird and the skeleton of a flightless bird?🪲 Did you like this story? Please leave as many stars as you believe my answer was complete and interesting.🪲 Write your questions in reviews to this podcast or suggest your new topics for next releases.

5mins

14 Jun 2022

Rank #3

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Why do people have hair? - Human body

💇‍♀️• Is it true that humans are actually very hairy creatures?• What type of hair will save the brain from melting in the heat?• How did facial hair affect status in society?• What two colors should be combined to get nutbrown hair?• What hair color do you have to be born with to consider yourself truly unique?🪲 Did you like this story? Please leave as many stars as you believe my answer was complete and interesting.🪲 Write your questions in reviews to this podcast or suggest your new topics for next releases.

5mins

8 Jun 2022

Rank #4

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How do we taste products? - Human body

👅• What scientific theory about a tongue misled people?• What flavors do different countries invent?• Can the nose, eyes and ears taste?• How does taste affect mouth temperature?• Why are crunchy chips better than soft ones?🪲 Did you like this story? Please leave as many stars as you believe my answer was complete and interesting.🪲 Write your questions in reviews to this podcast or suggest your new topics for next releases.

5mins

30 May 2022

Rank #5

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Why is the Earth round? - Planet Earth

By the way, my friends, have you noticed  I never call the Earth a ball? I’ve been saying the Earth is ball-like or looks like a ball. Do you know why? It is because the Earth is not a perfect ball. To describe the shape of the Earth, scientists came up with a special word - geoid. The word 'geoid' is taken from the Greek word 'geoeides'. It means “that, which shape resembles Earth”. 🪲 How did you like this story? Please leave as many stars as you believe my answer was complete and interesting. 🪲 Don't hesitate to ask your questions in reviews to this podcast or suggest your new topics for next releases.

7mins

26 May 2022

Rank #6

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Why is grass green? - Plants

This process - the process of turning light into sugar - is called photosynthesis. Photosynthesis is a fancy scientific word for the magical process of converting carbon dioxide, water and light into sugar and energy. As a side-effect, plants also release oxygen, which we breath to survive. Plants don’t do it to make us, humans and other animals, happy. First and foremost, they do it for themselves. Plants’ leaves are full of special sugar molecules. These molecules are like little batteries for the plants to store energy. Plants use this energy to live and grow. 🪲 How did you like this story? Please leave as many stars as you believe my answer was complete and interesting. 🪲 Don't hesitate to ask your questions in reviews to this podcast or suggest your new topics for next releases.

7mins

25 May 2022

Rank #7

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How did animals get domesticated? - Animals

Wolves are thought to be the first animals, that began living side by side with humans. It happened in Stone Age - around 10,000-15,000 years ago. Why did these wild, free spirited carnivores swap their independence for friendship with humans? Researchers think this exchange was beneficial for the wolves. 🪲 How did you like this story? Please leave as many stars as you believe my answer was complete and interesting. 🪲 Don't hesitate to ask your questions in reviews to this podcast or suggest your new topics for next releases.

7mins

21 Apr 2022

Rank #8

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Can fish live onshore? - Animals

Fish uses oxygen to breathe, and so do we. However, unlike us, fish breathes oxygen that was dissolved in water. The bigger fish is, the faster it moves, and the more oxygen it needs. Tiny water creatures consume oxygen through their skin, but fish has gills. Gills are underwater respiratory organs that are riddled with blood vessels and look like growths on fish bodies. Fish gills is the organ of gas exchange: this means that with gills fish receive oxygen from water and get rid of carbon dioxide, which is something fish organism does not need. 🪲 How did you like this story? Please leave as many stars as you believe my answer was complete and interesting. 🪲 Don't hesitate to ask your questions in reviews to this podcast or suggest your new topics for next releases.

7mins

18 Apr 2022

Rank #9

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Why is yawning contagious? - Human body

Scientists have discovered that even just looking at a video or a photo can trigger yawning. If you look at a photo of a yawning person, you’ll most likely end up yawning too! Let’s find out why. First of all, what is yawning exactly? Doctors say yawning is a strong and deep inhale followed by a short, forceful exhale. Let’s become scientists for a day and investigate why people need these inhales and exhales. When do people typically yawn? We yawn right after getting up when we are not fully awake or at night when we feel sleepy.

5mins

15 Apr 2022

Rank #10