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Why Are There So Many Different Languages?

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Why are there so many languages spoke on earth?

In this episode, we're answering some of our frequently asked questions, the questions we hear a lot from all of you: why are there so many different languages? Why do we get hiccups? Why do our fingers get wrinkly in the tub? Why are plants so many colors? Why do leaves change colors in the fall? Why is the sky blue?

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It's our 40th episode and we've answered 175 questions so far! So we're listening back to some of the questions we hear a lot from our listeners.

Listen to the full episode.

Listen back to earlier episodes.

Who Invented Words?

Who Was The First Person?

Why Do Your Fingers And Toes Turn Wrinkly In The Tub?

How Do Big Plants Grow From Such Small Seeds?

Who Invented The President?

Why Is The Sky Blue?

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Melody is the Contributing Editor for But Why: A Podcast For Curious Kids and the co-author of two But Why books with Jane Lindholm.
Jane Lindholm is the host, executive producer and creator of But Why: A Podcast For Curious Kids. In addition to her work on our international kids show, she produces special projects for Vermont Public. Until March 2021, she was host and editor of the award-winning Vermont Public program Vermont Edition.
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