Win The Magnificent Twelve – The Call

The Magnificient Twelve the Call by Michael Grant
The Magnificient Twelve the Call by Michael Grant

Hey GirlMoguls, now that Harry Potter is over have you been jonesing for a new series to sink your teeth into?  Well you should check out The Magnificent Twelve  – The Call a new fantasy, sci-fi-ish series by Michael Grant.  It’s a totally fun and funny book with the main character Mac an unlikely hero – for one thing he is totally ordinary – height, face, hair, abilities.  And he’s afraid of everything, name a phobia, this kid has it!  The book alternates between events a long time ago, when a band of heroes defeated the Pale Queen and banished her to eternity forever, which since they couldn’t count very high back then was only 3000 years – and now, those 3000 years is drawing to the close, and a new band of heroes must be called.  And Mack is the first.  And he brings with him Stefan, formerly Richard Gere Middle School’s most terrifying bully but now Mack’s body guard.

Mack starts his quest and finds the second of the 12- Jarrah.  And the big bad evil this time – Risky, the Pale Queen’s daughter.  With a million dollars and a credit card, Mack and his crew are set for adventure – you’ll love the funnies in this book and look forward to the next one.
Ready to get it – well a lucky reader can win a SIGNED copy from Michael Grant, the author, from GirlMogul.  All you have to do?  Tell us your favorite phobia (a fear of…), with bonus points for the scientific name in the comments below and we’ll pick a lucky winner to get a copy of The Magnificent Twelve: The Call, by Michael Grant.  The book is also available at amazon.com and all bookstores.

Happy Birthday Earthday

Celebrate Earth Day's 40th Birthday
Celebrate Earth Day's 40th Birthday

Hey GirlMoguls – it’s me Poppy here to tell you about my favorite holiday – no, it’s not Christmas or my birthday – it’s Earth Day – Mother Earth’s very own birthday.  As a total go green girl, I’m really excited because this year, on April 22nd, 2010, Earth Day is having its 40th birthday – that’s right – Earth Day has been around for FORTY YEARS – wow – that’s older than my Mom!  The first Earth Day saw 20 million people take part in festivities that included parades, events to raise environmental awareness and concerts.

Now more than 100 million people all over the world take part in Earth Day – a celebration to get the world thinking about our environmental, our effect on it and what we can do to keep it green and healthy for a long time to come.   So get ready, this month at www.girlmogul.com we’re going to be celebrating our earth – we’ll go over ways you can make your family and community greener and how you can throw an Earth Day party!

So party on – just make sure you recycle your paper plates!

GirlMogul Poppy
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Weird Science: Some cool facts about our bodies!

Anatomy  of the Human Body
Anatomy of the Human Body

Hey GirlMoguls! It’s Poppy here, and I came across some really cool scientific facts about the human body. I just wanted to share them with you.

Have you ever held your breath just to see how long you can go without breathing? Ever wonder why we can’t go on without breathing for a very long time? Out of all the oxygen that we breathe into our body, our brain uses up more than a quarter of it. Our brain is the most important part of our body, and it requires the most oxygen to function.

Can you locate the smallest bone in your body? Most people don’t realize but the smallest bone is located in the middle of our ears.

When was the last time you ate today? Chances are you have not digested your last meal yet. It takes about 12 hours after eating for a human body to fully digest its food. It goes through many phases in your digestive system before it is fully digested. Chances are you probably digest your breakfast around the time you have your dinner.

How long can you go without blinking? Can you imagine blinking only once or twice a minute? Chances are your eyes will start to burn and you will need to blink. Without consciously knowing, we blink every 5-6 seconds. However, there was a point in our life where each of us only blinked once or twice a minute. Babies/infants only blink once or twice every minute!

Ever wonder when our body stops growing as we get older? There comes a point in all of our lives when we age that our body physically stops growing. While that is true for most of our body parts, there are two parts of our body that continues to grow throughout our entire lifetime. They are our nose and ears! It’s kind of hard to believe, but it’s true. Well, while it may not be noticeable to a human eye, it certainly happens as we continue to get older.

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