Thursday, June 7, 2012

Theme-It Thursday

Jessica Hische
is for X-ray. Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen, a German physicist, was the first person to systematically study x-rays, though he was not the first to have observed the effects of them.

He began studying x-rays in 1895. He named this form of radiation "x-radiation," the x standing for the unknown.
Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen

In 1896 he took the first human x-ray of his wife's hand. This excited scientific interest in this new form of radiation. In 1901 Röntgen won the first Nobel Prize in Physics for his discovery.

1st X-ray

In my search for information about x-rays, I came across an interesting mobile digital x-ray machine. It is available in a fun design to help put patients at ease. I wouldn't be at ease. I'd be too busy trying to figure out how to sneak it out of the hospital.

Mobilett Mira

X is for Xylophone. A xylophone is a percussion instrument with wooden bars that are played with mallets. I love the colorful children's xylophones.

And I love watching someone playing xylophone. Or the six someones of The University of Kentucky Percussion Group.

The University of Kentucky Percussion Group

Giraffe #62 seems to be enjoying the music, too.


  1. Who knew the letter "X" was so interesting!

    Great Blog!

  2. I loved learnng about xrays.
    This is such a fun place to stop
    in & learn something.

    Thank you, Anna,

    Pink Kitty

  3. Thank you, Carla and Pink Kitty!