We’re looking deep into essences and origins. From coffee to antimatter, can you puzzle out the solutions?


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#1. Ladybirds are wonderful critters that can help your garden, but what sort of animal are they?

Ladybirds have six legs and hard wing cases over their wings, just like other beetles.

#2. What part of a coffee plant is used to make coffee?

Coffee is made from the seeds of coffee plants.

#3. Where would you find the Sea of Tranquillity?

The Sea of Tranquillity is a large dark spot on the Moon.

#4. Does antimatter really exist?

Yes. Antimatter exists, and when matter and antimatter meet, they are both turned into energy.

#5. In humans, does a baby or an adult typically have more bones?

Babies have more bones than adults. As an example, a baby’s skull is made of many smaller bones that fuse together as a person ages.

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