Tuesday, 19 October 2010

Invasion of The Worms!

Worms are everywhere. Some kinds of worms live in the ground, and are eaten by birds. Some kinds of worms live in the sea and are eaten by fish. There are even kinds of worms that can live inside your tummy! Yuk!

Having worms in your tummy is not very nice. They can feel wriggly and itchy, and can make you ill if you have them for a long time. You can get rid of them by going to the Doctor for some medicine, but the best thing to do, is avoid catching them in the first place.

The most common kind of worm that people can get living inside them is called the "Threadworm". They are small little white coloured worms that are about as long as your fingernail. They can sometimes be called "Pinworm", but their real name is "Enterobius Vermicularis". That's a long name for such a small thing!

Tuesday, 5 October 2010

Why Wash?

Album Graecum - The Mystery of White Doggy Poo

Once upon a time, there was a little doggy poo. This little doggy poo was different from his poo friends. All of the other doggy poos were squidgy brown, but our little poo was dried-up and white. All of the other poos called him names because he was different.

Then one day, the little doggy poo disappeared. Nobody liked the brown squidgy doggy poos. They were smelly and got stuck to people's shoes. But they were all that was left. Everybody wondered what had happened to the little white doggy poo.

The End.

Ah a touching story indeed, but white dog poo is, or used to be a reality. Lots of people are asking: where has white dog poo gone?

Wednesday, 29 September 2010

Question: Why do I need to wash my hands?

Every time that you use the toilet you need to wash your hands afterwards. Poo is not only smelly and yucky, but it also is a home to lots of nasties! Some of these nasties are called 'Bacteria'.

Some bacteria are good. Cheese and yoghurt are made using bacteria. Some bacteria are bad. Bacteria are tiny little living things, so small that you cannot see them. Bacteria love to live in poo!

When you go to the toilet, you may think that your hands look clean. But they are probably covered in lots of nasty bacteria from your poo. You need to wash your hands to get rid of the nasties that you can't see.

Tuesday, 28 September 2010

How to Wash Your Hands

Washing your hands after going to the toilet is very important. Crawford the cat knows all about washing his hands. Do you?

Monday, 27 September 2010

Different Types of Poo

Question: When is a stool, not a stool?
Answer: When its a poo!

Doctors call poo, a stool. That's right. A stool. But this kind of stool is not comfortable to sit on. You may have noticed that poo is often different shapes and sizes. Doctors have created a chart to describe these different poos. It is called the Bristol Stool Scale.