Thom Adams

Thom Adams is a science educator and parent-time comedian. A gigantic nature and politics geek, he's instilling the virtues of making accurate animal sounds in his daughter who insist on calling giraffes cows to mess with him.

Parents
Dec 29, 2017

Summer reissue: Science experiments to teach children about the awful futility of life

To celebrate the imminent arrival of the interminable summer holidays, Thom Adams has some science experiments designed to teach your children about the cold and heartless reality of the terrible world we're stuck in.

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Parents
Nov 8, 2017

Science experiments to teach children about the awful futility of life

To celebrate the imminent arrival of the interminable summer holidays, Thom Adams has some science experiments designed to teach your children about the cold and heartless reality of the terrible world we're stuck in.

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Science
Oct 28, 2017

101 fake facts that you're doomed to remember as true

Thom Adams explains why he posted more than 200 intriguing and false facts on the internet, and how he learned that he too has an idiot brain.

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Parents
Jun 21, 2017

Imagine a world without Pamol: how animal parents medicate their kids

Our favourite animal expert Thom Adams is back to reassure us about our parenting choices by looking to the animal world.

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Parents
Feb 21, 2017

‘The miracle of horrific biology’: How the animal kingdom proves that pregnancy sucks for everyone

Our Animals Expert and dad Thom Adams looks at the wonders of pregnancy in the wild and comes away with a powerful message for pregnant women everywhere: next time you're feeling like shit because your heartburn is killing you, just be thankful you're not carrying a third of your own bodyweight in eggs.

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Parents
Feb 10, 2017

Kids are fucking scary, and other lessons from working on school holiday programmes

What happens when your little darlings are spending the day at a holiday programme? They lie, they tell your secrets, they hurt themselves and others, says Thom Adams – and he wouldn't have it any other way.

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Parents
Feb 3, 2017

Fancy a shag? Animal parents that are way more progressive than we are

The hilarious Thom Adams is back with tales of parenting from the animal world that are heart warming and terrifying. Definitely the only parenting post you will read today that includes the line "those fucking penguins".

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Parents
Dec 9, 2016

Don’t parent like a Bald Eagle: why good parenting shouldn’t come naturally

We are always comparing ourselves to other parents, but comparing yourself to animals probably isn’t always a good idea. Thom Adams explains why.

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