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Why does the body need vitamins and minerals?
Vitamins are chemicals that the body needs to function well; minerals are metals and salts that the body also needs in tiny amounts to run properly. Both help the human body grow. Different foods, like vegetables, contain different amounts of vitamins and minerals, so it is important to have variety in your diet so you can get a good balance. When it comes to vitamins, each one works differently in your body. Vitamin D in milk helps your bones grow; vitamin A in carrots helps you see at night; vitamin C in oranges helps boost your immune system and helps your body heal if you get a wound; and the B vitamins in leafy green vegetables help your body make protein and energy. And although some vitamins like A (which helps your eyesight) and D are stored in your body (for several days or up to several months), others, like C and the B vitamins, quickly pass through your bloodstream. So it’s important to replace your vitamins every day.
Why can't CD's be recorded onto other CD's?
Does water drain in the opposite direction in the southern hemisphere?
Does the Sun really rise in the east?
Which tree is the biggest and tallest?
Why is Chicago called the “Windy City”?
How does a nitrous kit on a car make it go faster?
What is light?
What causes the colors in the aurora borealis?
What is moss?
Does it hurt to die?
What is the relationship between dark material and heat? Why does dark material absorb more heat than light material?
Were dinosaurs warm-blooded?
Do seabirds ever live on land?
A bird lands on an uninsulated 10,000 volt power line. Will it become extra crispy?
What is the Taj Mahal?
What does the title esquire mean?
What is pus?
Why do we say that a political candidate on a speaking tour is “on the stump”?
Where does energy go when you try to push a heavy object and it doesn't move? Thermal energy isn't made, so why do people get tired?
Why do we say “goodbye” or “so long” when leaving someone?
What is the difference between apparent weight and true weight?
Do asteroids have moons?
What unique features did sauropods have?
What are city-states?
What is origami?
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The Shoebill, Balaeniceps rex also known as Whalehead is a very large bird related to the storks. It derives its name from its massive shoe-shaped bill. The Shoebill is a very large bird, averaging 1.2 m (4 ft) tall, 5.6 kg (12.3 lbs) and 2.33 m (7.7 ft) across the wings. The adult is mainly grey, the juveniles are browner. It lives in tropical east Africa, in large swamps from Sudan to Zambia. The Shoebill was added rather recently to the ornithological lists; the species was only discovered in the 19th century when some skins were brought to Europe. It was not until years later that live specimens reached the scientific community. The bird was known to both ancient Egyptians and Arabs however. There exist Egyptian images depicting the Shoebill while the Arabs referred to the bird as abu markub, which means one with a shoe. Clearly, this refers to the striking bill.