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Is everyone related to each other?Lina
How do you gain weight?Bianca
Are lotteries rigged?Sabrina
What are superbugs?Emily
Why do corona masks irritate your face?Ashley
How much rain do we get in a year??Marcus
Who invented the ovenJayla
How do you get frecklesSophia
I wonder why they have so many different avatarsBeauford
How long will the wold last?Hudson
What was the first dinosaur that lived?William
why is tug of war a gameedward
what happend before the big bangVivan
can animals get covidclaire
does megalodon still exist?Heydon
What will happen if everyone sneezed at the same time?Sathvik
what was the first classic computer ever madeedward
Who is Leonardo da VinciAddison
How is the world created?Lina
why do the sun rises at the same time every dayayden
WHAT PROBLEMS ARE TEACHERS FACING NOW?ALEXA
What is the difference between a violin and viola?HeidI Sue
What is the difference between COPD and emphysema?Heidi Sue
What exactly is celluloid?Heidi Sue
In what occupations would someone need to use stilts?Heidi Sue
What makes some tigers white and some orange?Grace
How are tap shoes made?Heidi Sue
What exactly is a bokeh?Heidi Sue
How many major airlines exist in the United States today?Heidi Sue
How are tropical storms and hurricanes named?Heidi Sue
Top Nominated Wonder Questions:
Why do Olympians bite their medals?
Sam — Glen Allen, VA
What causes blindness?
Katherine — Owatonna, MN
How does weeds grow?
Rafiul — Sydney, AL
How many animals are on earth?
helaina — clearwater, FL
Why does a slinky get tangled so easily and is so hard to untangle?
Terry — Garner, NC
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Explore the World of Wonders
How Old Are Fairy Tales?
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What Bedtime Story Would You Tell?
Do you have a favorite bedtime story? Many kids enjoy reading with a family member before falling asleep. Some love to hear fairy tales. Others might prefer hero legends or ghost stories. Maybe you’re...
Who Invented the Alphabet?
No single person or culture invented the alphabet — it has evolved over centuries. In order to understand modern alphabets, we must take a trip back through time.
How Can Four Legs Help You Become a Better Reader?
Family pets may not have a lot to say, but they make great listeners. Children are typically less stressed when reading aloud knowing their four-legged audience is patient and nonjudgmental.
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