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  1. Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: Paddy the Beaver Gets a Clonking (for the Week of July 19, 2009)

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/smart-stuff-twig-walkingstick-paddy-beaver-gets-clonking-week-july-19-2009

    July 19, 2009 Q. Dear Twig: Do the trees beavers cut down ever fall on and squish the beavers?   A. Hardly ever, though you'd think it would happen a lot. You'd think that cutting down trees with your teeth would make the trees fall on your head ...

  2. Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: Pacific Trash Vortex (for the Week of Oct. 28, 2007)

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/smart-stuff-twig-walkingstick-pacific-trash-vortex-week-oct-28-2007-1

    October 25, 2007 Q. Dear Twig: Here's what my friend Steve said at lunch: that there's a great big pile of plastic garbage floating in the middle of the ocean. True? A.: True. And I'm blue. It's in the northern Pacific Ocean. And it� ...

  3. Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: Osage Orange You Glad to See One? (for the Week of Nov. 2, 2008)

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/smart-stuff-twig-walkingstick-osage-orange-you-glad-see-one-week-nov-2-2008-1

    November 2, 2008 Q. Dear Twig: Did you find any Osage oranges?   A. I did. I'm standing here in front of them now. I'm hoping they don't start to roll. I'll try to describe them for you. First, they're round like a ball. Halfway i ...

  4. Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: Oy, One More on Osage Oranges (for the Week of Nov. 9, 2008)

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/smart-stuff-twig-walkingstick-oy-one-more-osage-oranges-week-nov-9-2008-1

    November 9, 2008 Q. Dear Twig: All right, I'll ask. What eats Osage oranges?   A. Osage oranges, the fruit of the Osage-orange tree, aren't in fact oranges. Maybe you remember that from last week or the week before. And while people eat Osage or ...

  5. Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: Osage Can You See? (for the Week of Oct. 26, 2008)

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/smart-stuff-twig-walkingstick-osage-can-you-see-week-oct-26-2008-1

    October 26, 2008 Q. Dear Twig: What are those green things? Under that tree? They're all kind of big, round and wrinkly. A. So, like, I can't see the tree. I can't see the green things. But maybe I can guess what they are. You say they' ...

  6. Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: Oo! Blue Turkeys! (for the Week of Nov. 18, 2007)

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/smart-stuff-twig-walkingstick-oo-blue-turkeys-week-nov-18-2007-1

    November 14, 2007 Q. Dear Twig: Are there really blue turkeys? My friend I met at the fair this summer said there really are. I think it would be kind of cool to raise one for a 4-H project. A.: Blue turkeys, eh? Are they really cold? So cold their beaks ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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 ...

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