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  1. Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: Manure, Write On! (for the Week of Jan. 27, 2008)

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/smart-stuff-twig-walkingstick-manure-write-week-jan-27-2008

    January 27, 2008 Q. Dear Twig: I bet you didn't know this. I bet you didn't know that you can turn manure into paper. A.: I didn't know that. Now I do. Thank you. I probably won't try to do it just yet. My soup kettle's still in t ...

  2. Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: Kinda Clammy! (for the Week of March 9, 2008)

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/smart-stuff-twig-walkingstick-kinda-clammy-week-march-9-2008

    March 9, 2008 Q. Dear Twig: How many kinds of clams are there? A. Well, "clam," in general, means a bivalve mollusk. That's a mollusk with a two-part shell. If you lump all the bivalve mollusks on Earth all together — the clams, mussels, oy ...

  3. Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: Kiwis Can't Fly; Neither Can Kiwis (for the Week of Feb. 15, 2009)

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/smart-stuff-twig-walkingstick-kiwis-cant-fly-neither-can-kiwis-week-feb-15-2009

    February 15, 2009 Q. Dear Twig: Where do kiwis come from? The fruit, not the bird.   A. The grocery store, right? Right? Kidding. First they have to grow somewhere. And where they grow is on woody vines that farmers grow in orchards. The farmers grow them ...

  4. Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: Yellow Belly? Real, Funny (for the Week of Nov. 25, 2007)

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/smart-stuff-twig-walkingstick-yellow-belly-real-funny-week-nov-25-2007-1

    November 16, 2007 Q. Dear Twig: "Yellow-bellied sapsucker." Is that a real bird? A.: Yep, it sure is. It's a small, shy woodpecker that lives in North America. And it sure has a funny name. Part of the name comes from how the bird feeds. It ...

  5. Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: Kilimanjaro Snow No Mo'? (for the Week of Jan. 14, 2007)

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/smart-stuff-twig-walkingstick-kilimanjaro-snow-no-mo-week-jan-14-2007

    January 9, 2007 Q. Dear Twig: What does global warming have to do with the snows of Kilimanjaro? [See last week.] A.: Well, scientists think it's making them melt, that's what. Wha? Yes, the famous snows of Kilimanjaro, Africa's tallest mou ...

  6. Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: How to Stop Another Katrina (for the Week of Feb. 11, 2007)

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/smart-stuff-twig-walkingstick-how-stop-another-katrina-week-feb-11-2007

    February 2, 2007 Q. Dear Twig: Can what happened to New Orleans, the damage from Hurricane Katrina, happen again? If it can, what can we do to stop it? A. First question: Yes. What Katrina did can happen again. Why? Because hurricanes happen. Naturally. B ...

  7. Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: Jingle Bells, Why Batman Smells (for the Week of Dec. 16, 2007)

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/smart-stuff-twig-walkingstick-jingle-bells-why-batman-smells-week-dec-16-2007

    December 12, 2007 Q. Dear Twig: I have a question about the words that my sister and I sing to "Jingle Bells." Why does Batman smell? A.: Science has yet to study the question. So one can only guess. Batman might have bromidrosis ("bro-mih- ...

  8. Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: Horse Meat, Yay or Neigh? (for the Week of Dec. 31, 2006)

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/smart-stuff-twig-walkingstick-horse-meat-yay-or-neigh-week-dec-31-2006

    December 15, 2006 Q. Dear Twig: Not that I want to do it myself, but what's the deal about people eating horse meat? A.: The United States has three slaughterhouses that take in horses (many but not all of them old, sick or surplus), kill them, and c ...

  9. Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: Homegrown Frugal Frugivorous Fruitfest! (for the Week of March 8, 2009)

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/smart-stuff-twig-walkingstick-homegrown-frugal-frugivorous-fruitfest-week-march-8-2009

    March 8, 2009 Q. Dear Twig: You asked this last week: "Why would you want to grow your own fruit?" You mentioned a good way to learn about it.   A. My friend Miss McGillicuddy grows her own raspberries. She has bags and bags of frozen ones down ...

  10. Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: Hey, Bu'b! Save Dough! Cut Gas! (for the Week of Jan. 21, 2007)

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/smart-stuff-twig-walkingstick-hey-bub-save-dough-cut-gas-week-jan-21-2007

    January 19, 2007 Q. Dear Twig: What's with the curlicue light bulbs? A. Hmm. Yes. I think I know what you mean. I think you mean compact fluorescent ("flor-ESS-ent") lamps, or CFLs. More and more people now buy them and use them. They use t ...

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