Game show of life
Athlete's foot is caused by:
A - wet floors
B - bad karma
C - yeast
D - germs
E - sweat
F - Nikes
Answer: C: Those itchy feet with that skin that peels and stings are caused by fungus growing on your skin. All yeasts are kinds of fungi!
The holes in Swiss cheese come from?
Cheese is a way of preserving milk. That was very important before refrigerators were invented. Cheeses are preserved with different bacteria and molds. They cure milk into solid cheese. The holes in some cheeses are bubbles inflated by microbes curing the cheese. The gas is a microbe waste product.
Justice be a set of scales? Is that how it looks?
Scales weigh and balance. The idea is that people look at different arguments and different sides of an issue and create a balanced decision. Sometimes that's called weighing the evidence, another thing scales do.
Gingivitis? What causes it?
Douglas Pope Wilson
Gingivitis is a word you hear a lot on TV commercials. It's a disease caused by bacteria living on unbrushed teeth. Bacteria eat food leftovers and their waste products inflame the gums. Inflammation means that extra blood is sent to your gums. That can make your gums bleed.
Pub Date: 5/22/98