Your step the wrong way off a curb and sprain your ankle…or is it a strain? A strain is when you badly stretch or tear a muscle. A sprain is when you stretch or tear ligaments, or part of a ligament. A Moment of Science.
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You've probably heard the word osteoporosis and know it has to do with bones. But can you explain it? Learn about Osteoporosis on this Moment of Science.
If you have good posture, your bones will carry you the way a skyscraper’s frame carries the weight of the building. If not, you may end up more like the leaning tower of Pisa. While there are many routes to bad posture, high heels are certainly one of the most popular.
Can you bend your thumb backwards until it touches your wrist? If you join your hands behind your back, can you lift them over your head without letting go? If you can, you might be what some people call “double-jointed.” But, A Moment of Science wonders, how could anyone have double joints?