MAR
2016
17

Why Does Curling Ribbon Curl?

Have you ever looked at a beautifully wrapped gift and wondered… ‘How does that curling ribbon stay so curly?’ Well, you’re probably thinking ‘I can’t wait to see what’s inside!’ but if you have ever debated this idea, have no fear!

A group of UK based scientists have crossed over into the crafting world and have explored the Physics of ribbon curling… (Bear with us! It’s better than it sounds.)

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MAR
2016
17

Why Do We Wear Green on St Patrick’s Day?

St Patrick’s Day falls on 17th of March each year. Up and down the country and across the world, floods of people dressed in green will fill the streets. Irish themed pubs and clubs will be crowded with people out to celebrate St Patrick, the Patron Saint of Ireland. The 17th March is thought to be the date of St Patrick’s death in 461 AD, which is why the celebration takes place on this day.

Wearing green has now become associated with St Patrick’s Day, even though the saint was originally associated with the colour blue. It is thought that

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