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  1. Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: Why Katy Doesn't (for the Week of Aug. 12, 2007)

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/smart-stuff-twig-walkingstick-why-katy-doesnt-week-aug-12-2007-0

    August 9, 2007 Q. Dear Twig: I know how katydids make that sound. [See last week.] What does it mean when they do it then stop? A. In scary movies, it means one thing: Bigfoot! Ahhh! But of course those sorts of movies aren't real. Nor is Bigfoot. At ...

  2. Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: Who Else Needs the Arctic? (for the Week of Jan. 13, 2007)

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/smart-stuff-twig-walkingstick-who-else-needs-arctic-week-jan-13-2007-0

    January 16, 2008 Q. Dear Twig: What about other Arctic animals? If the ice cap melts, what will it mean to them? A.: Certain seals — ringed, ribbon and bearded seals — need sea ice. They give birth to and nurse their pups on it. They rest on it. They hunt ...

  3. Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: When, Why Geese Act Crazy (for the Week of May 13, 2007)

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/smart-stuff-twig-walkingstick-when-why-geese-act-crazy-week-may-13-2007-0

    May 4, 2007 Q. Dear Twig: Why do some Canada geese act so crazy? A. You mean like honking at you? Hissing at you? Maybe even chasing you and trying to bite you or whack you with its wings? That is crazy. Or so it might seem to you and me. But to the Canad ...

  4. Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: When Raccoons Want Your Corn (for the Week of May 6, 2007)

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/smart-stuff-twig-walkingstick-when-raccoons-want-your-corn-week-may-6-2007-0

    May 1, 2007 Q. Dear Twig: Every spring we plant sweet corn in our garden. And every summer, right before we pick it, it gets eaten up by raccoons. What can we do? A. Two things: One, try an electric fence. Get a solar or plug-in fence charger. Set up one ...

  5. Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: What Katy Did (for the Week of Aug. 5, 2007)

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/smart-stuff-twig-walkingstick-what-katy-did-week-aug-5-2007-0

    August 5, 2007 Q. Dear Twig: How do katydids make that sound? A. Try this on a hot summer night: Open a window. Or step outside on your porch, deck or doorstep. Listen. You'll probably hear some crickets chirping. And, if you're lucky, you' ...

  6. Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: Using Your Nurdle (for the Week of May 10, 2009)

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/smart-stuff-twig-walkingstick-using-your-nurdle-week-may-10-2009-0

    May 10, 2009 Q. Dear Twig: What's a nurdle?   A. Nothing. What's a nurdle with you? Q. I'm thinking that isn't funny. A. You're right. OK. This. Nurdle: a small, round plastic pellet the size and shape of a pea, more or less. If y ...

  7. Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: Under a Squirrel's Parasol (for the Week of April 26, 2009)

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/smart-stuff-twig-walkingstick-under-squirrels-parasol-week-april-26-2009-0

    April 26, 2009 Q. Dear Twig: I like squirrels.   A. You mentioned that. Q. And their tails. A. Me too. Q. And how they use them as umbrellas. A. And parasols — a parasol being a kind of umbrella. It's light and sometimes frilly. You use it to keep th ...

  8. Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: Turkey, Meet Godzilla (for the Week of Nov. 16, 2008)

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/smart-stuff-twig-walkingstick-turkey-meet-godzilla-week-nov-16-2008-0

    November 16, 2008 Q. Dear Twig: Who would win a fight between Godzilla and a turkey? A really big turkey. As big as Godzilla.   A. Well, probably Godzilla would. The turkey could peck him with its pointy beak, kick him with its pointy leg spurs and fly ar ...

  9. Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: Tree Zapped by Zapping? Prognosis 'Not Great' (for the Week of June 8, 2008)

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/smart-stuff-twig-walkingstick-tree-zapped-zapping-prognosis-not-great-week-june-8-200-0

    June 8, 2008 Q. Dear Twig: A tree in our yard got hit by lightning. The trunk has a big long scar. Will it live? A. "The prognosis for this tree is not great, though it really depends upon the amount of damage to the tree's vascular system." ...

  10. Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: Tomato Splatability (for the Week of Aug. 30, 2009)

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/smart-stuff-twig-walkingstick-tomato-splatability-week-aug-30-2009-0

    August 30, 2009 Q. Dear Twig: Why do some tomatoes splat more when I throw them at my brother?   A. Everything else being equal — the ripeness of the tomato, how hard you throw it, what you throw it at — the type of tomato is the main thing: fresh market ...

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