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  1. Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: Ode to the Otolith (with Drums and Grunts) (for the Week of Feb. 25, 2007)

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/smart-stuff-twig-walkingstick-ode-otolith-drums-and-grunts-week-feb-25-2007-1

    February 16, 2007 Q. Dear Twig: My sister and my friend and I found "lucky stones" on a beach at Lake Erie. My aunt said they came from the ears of a fish. True? A. Yep, true. Props to your aunt! To be exact, the "lucky stones" that yo ...

  2. Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: Now That Would Be a Great Pumpkin (for the Week of Oct. 12, 2008)

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/smart-stuff-twig-walkingstick-now-would-be-great-pumpkin-week-oct-12-2008-1

    October 16, 2008 Q. Dear Twig: What if there were flying pumpkins?   A. Wobbity, wobbity. Um, yes, well, if there were, you'd have to keep looking up all the time so you wouldn't get klonked in the head by one. But: As far as I know, for better ...

  3. Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: Native Bee Team (for the Week of May 27, 2007)

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/smart-stuff-twig-walkingstick-native-bee-team-week-may-27-2007-1

    May 23, 2007 Q. Dear Twig: Are there other bees besides honeybees and bumblebees? A. There sure are. North America alone is home to 4,000 native bee species. And they aren't all mean and sting-y but in fact are usually docile ("DOSS-uhl"; c ...

  4. Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: Mountains Into Molehills (for the Week of Oct. 7, 2007)

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/smart-stuff-twig-walkingstick-mountains-molehills-week-oct-7-2007-1

    October 7, 2007 Q. Dear Twig: Is "mountaintop removal" what it sounds like it is? A.: Yes. It's done by certain mining companies in the Appalachian Mountains. The companies do it to get at coal. They dig out the coal. They truck it off to p ...

  5. Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: Mononga-how-la? (for the Week of May 4, 2008)

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/smart-stuff-twig-walkingstick-mononga-how-la-week-may-4-2008-1

    May 4, 2008 Q. Dear Twig: "Monangaheely"? I don't get that either. A. You shouldn't. (1) I spelled it wrong. I should have spelled it "Monongaheely." (2) I made it up. Gih! But the root of the word is real. Monongahela (" ...

  6. Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: Locking Deer Antlers (for the Week of Nov. 4, 2007)

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/smart-stuff-twig-walkingstick-locking-deer-antlers-week-nov-4-2007-1

    October 26, 2007 Q. Dear Twig: Do deer ever get their antlers stuck together? A.: It's not unheard of. But then again it's not that common. When it happens it happens when two males, or bucks, fight, which they do at this time of year, in fall. ...

  7. Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: Lucky Stones, Lucky Fish, Lucky Finder (for the Week of June 28, 2009)

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/smart-stuff-twig-walkingstick-lucky-stones-lucky-fish-lucky-finder-week-june-28-2009-1

    June 28, 2009 Q. Dear Twig: My sister and my friend and I found lucky stones on a beach at Lake Erie. My aunt said they came from the ears of a fish. True?   A. Yep, true. Props to your aunt! To be exact, the "lucky stones" that you found likely ...

  8. Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: Lightning and Birds (for the Week of July 5, 2009)

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/smart-stuff-twig-walkingstick-lightning-and-birds-week-july-5-2009

    July 2, 2009 Q. Dear Twig: Do birds ever get hit by lightning?   A. Yes, they do. But not too often. Here are three examples: In May 2006, a newspaper in Africa said 49 pelicans got hit by lightning as they flew through a thunderstorm. The luckless birds ...

  9. Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: Dude, Where's My Mammoth? (Hypotheses 3 and 4) (for the Week of Sept. 16, 2007)

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/smart-stuff-twig-walkingstick-dude-wheres-my-mammoth-hypotheses-3-and-4-week-sept-16

    September 13, 2007 Q. Dear Twig: Go on. What else might have made those great big Ice Age mammals go extinct? A.: OK. Last week we looked at two of the four main ideas: the overkill hypothesis and the climate change hypothesis. (Go to http://www.ag.ohio-s ...

  10. Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: Dung Paper Comes Up Smelling Like Roses or At Least Not Like Partly Digested Roses (for the Week of Feb. 10, 2008)

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/smart-stuff-twig-walkingstick-dung-paper-comes-smelling-roses-or-least-not-partly

    February 10, 2008 Q. Dear Twig: What's that paper made from elephant dung like? What about from buffalo chips? A.: Well, I'll tell you. I have in my hands here a sheet of each one. The elephant paper is tan, thick and actually pretty. Flat and r ...

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