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Carriemumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 19-Apr-05 17:00:04

We've gone as far as google will take us with realtive ease and still can't find answers to these pesky questions.

All help gratefully received. Sorry no prizes available!

How many brain cells does the average person lose daily from the age of 30 (nothing if not cheery this school)

What was the original (and more apt) name for a butterfly?

hich of the body's muscles can work for the longest time before getting tired?

What happens to a goldfish which is kept in the dark (does it turn white?)

What do you get if you cross an orange witha tangerine?

WigWamBam Tue 19-Apr-05 17:14:13

The original name for a butterfly was flutterby

dyzzidi Tue 19-Apr-05 17:15:14

A goldfish will apparently turn white I just found it online.

nerdgirl Tue 19-Apr-05 17:15:36

A cross between an orange and a tangerine is a tangor.

WigWamBam Tue 19-Apr-05 17:15:36

Cross between an orange and a tangerine is, apparently, a tangor.

nerdgirl Tue 19-Apr-05 17:20:11

You lose 50,000 brain cells a day from the age of 30! Does that explain a lot!?!?

dyzzidi Tue 19-Apr-05 17:21:26

Isn't the longest working muscle the Heart???

WigWamBam Tue 19-Apr-05 17:21:28

I suspect the muscle one is the heart muscle, which is always working even when we sleep.

nerdgirl Tue 19-Apr-05 17:23:13

Another vote for the heart muscle. It can definitely claim to being the muscle that performs the largest quantity of physical work in the course of a lifetime.

Kelly1978 Tue 19-Apr-05 17:24:27

The coloration of a goldfish can change in response to changes in its
environment. goldfish are often
lighter in color first thing in the morning after being in the dark all
night. Their coloration will then deepen as the light increases during
the day. However, they will not turn completely white, as their diet should ensure they retain some colour.

Kelly1978 Tue 19-Apr-05 17:25:13

Oh, but it will be unnable to make vitimin D and suffer stunted growth and development.

Kelly1978 Tue 19-Apr-05 17:25:13

Oh, but it will be unnable to make vitimin D and suffer stunted growth and development.

Kelly1978 Tue 19-Apr-05 17:27:42

The brain one is only 9,000 if you are healthy - but there are lots of things people do that cause much higher rates of brain cell death. Such as drugs which can cause a brain cell death of up to 300,000 neurons a day! You also lose mroe when you are pg.

dyzzidi Tue 19-Apr-05 17:28:24

Wow you are a mine of information Kelly1978

Dophus Tue 19-Apr-05 17:29:43

Heart muscles works forever, however eye muscles are continually on the move!

Kelly1978 Tue 19-Apr-05 17:31:38

Kelly1978 Tue 19-Apr-05 17:32:45

I'm pretty sure it is the heart - it is the hardest workign muscle.

Carriemumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 20-Apr-05 20:44:43

See I knew you guys would know

Have stuck with white for goldfish as I reckon they want it simplish (she's only year 1!)

Gone with heart

love flutterby

and never heard of a tangor!
where do you find this stuff I looked and looked on google.
anyway thanks a million - deadline was Friday so we're even a day ahead. Tempted to put other 11 questions (the ones we did find answers to) to check we're right, but feel we probably should stick by our research.....

Cheers from me and dd

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