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1 OCT 2019

Turmeric tasted, dolmens and brain surgery

Welcome to the first ever episode of The Curiosity of a Child presented by a father and son team.

This episode Anton tastes the spice turmeric - what will he think? We then explore where it’s from. it’s history and it’s uses. In the first Anton Investigates he looks at prehistoric structures called dolmens and we record live from inside one of these amazing ancient tombs. Finally, to end the show, we follow a guide on Brain Surgery from Nick Arnold's Horrible Science Bulging Brains book. Will the operation proceed as planned or will our first show also be our last?

Turmeric Tasted

Turmeric is a member of the Ginger family of plants. It's name comes from middle or early modern english - turmeryte or tarmaret and from Latin terra merita meaning meritorious earth - merit, deserving of praise. It's been used for over 5000 years!

The plant grows in the Indian subcontinent (basically the area of land south of the Himalayas) and southeast Asia (Vietnam, Thailand, Philippines, Christmas Island etc.). The exact origin is unknown but is probably in India but many species of related plants growing through the area.

Anton Investigates: Dolmens