June 06, 2000 at 04:00 AM EDT

This punchy website for the popular New Zealand kiddie show, ”Squirt,” mixes colorful factoids and cheeky Down Under humor to help young surfers — gasp — actually learn about science. Guided by cutesy animated hosts, visitors can learn everything from the useful (where do hiccups come from?) to the merely irritating (step-by-step instructions on how to make ”the cool farty noise” with your armpits, complete with illustrations and scientific explanations). We knew air pressure was good for something….

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