Topic: Newsela

On this fine and dandy day, i've decided to read a story about underwater creatures on newsela.com. So what is the topic of this story you may ask? Well, if you've ever wondered if sharks sneeze, now you can find out.
The reason I chose this article is because I become very intrigued with the ocean and what lies beyond it's surface, even though i'm terrified of the oceanic waters. It was a very interesting topic and the answer is, no, sharks do not sneeze. Many animals and people sneeze such as elephants, pandas and even seals. The reason sneezing occurs is because it is a method of getting rid of annoying bits and pieces that have floated into the nose or mouth. Sharks have two nostrils called nares below their snout that are used for smelling. the sharks nares don’t join up to the back of the throat like our nose does, so they can’t sneeze like we do. If something floats into their nares, they might try to shake it out, but do not sneeze.

Re: Newsela

I selected another newsela to read because my book was at home. The article that caught my eye is "Why Do Songs Get Stuck In Our Heads. After listening to a song, the action of it getting stuck in your head is called an ear-worm which replays the song in a loop on repeat inside your mind. Ear-worms are very common, studies show that more than 91% of people reported having an ear-worm at least once a week while 25%  had them more than once a day. The cause of these ear worms are still unknown to man but scientists are trying to crack the code. The reason it is very difficult for scientists to find out the background of an ear-worm is mainly because they tend to last around 8 seconds and pop out of nowhere, making research nearly impossible. The song that can be played over and over in your head are most likely songs with a good beat, easily remembered words or even songs that you have heard over four times recently could be played on repeat but inside your mind. This is the known information about songs getting stuck in your head, or aka an ear-worm.