As Thanksgiving is fast approaching, I thought you would like to do some Thanksgiving science. What do you think? Are you up for it? J I bet you are………..so, here goes:
I collect chicken and turkey wishbones. J
Why? Well, because I can break them with someone and we can both make a wish……..
But, as exciting for me, I collect them because there’s a great deal of scientific interest in chicken and turkey wishbones.
Did you know that?
The V shaped bone that we call the wishbone is named the FURCULA bone by the scientists who dig for dinosaur fossils. It turns out that bird-like dinosaurs (called theropods) had the same shape bone, and is, thus, a major link to the modern bird!!
Can you imagine that? Chickens and turkeys - and all birds, in fact - are descendants of dinosaurs? Amazing, isn’t it?
I clean the wish bone and dip it in a small saucer of hydrogen peroxide. When it’s bleached a shiny white, I take it out of the saucer, dry it and put it into a pocket museum!!
OK, that’s it, your Thanksgiving science J