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How do animals deal with downpours? Well, it depends...
Tue Oct 30, 2012
Nearly all birds, and many mammals, have down layers under the contour (outer)feathers (or outer hairs) that have high surface tension and shed water. Moreover, the oils on the contour feathers shed water so that the skin of the bird does not get wet.
Underwear blogger's message to her bullies: It didn't work, I love my body
Tue Oct 23, 2012
Appropriate weight is age related. A person who is too thin at 80 or 90 is in danger if he/she gets flu or some other disease that affects body fluids. I am about five pounds overweight, according to the BMI charts, but exercise regularly by walking a few miles. At 81, I fully expect another 20 year …
3 children electrocuted while swimming in lakes; 3 drown in river
Wed Jul 4, 2012
You cannot electrify a large body of water, it is a ground. Throwing a live wire into a body of water (or a heater into a bathtub) will not charge the water body. Ask any engineer or physicist. Someone in the water grabbing a live wire, however, can be electrocuted. Likewise, someone in water grabbi …
Black market for body parts spreads among Europe's poor
Fri Jun 29, 2012
Has anyone wondered why big bucks are able to buy elections? Are we so stupid that we base our votes on TV ads alone? Can we not see the candidates without the glitz that they and their parties are buying? Money buys elections because we let it. It has been said that people get the government that t …
Scientist: Evolution debate will soon be history
Sat May 26, 2012
Toasty, you are right. those who doubt that current climatic change is man-made use prehistoric change to refute the argument, but fail to note that none of the past changes took place in a hundred years.
'Spy in the bag' case: Conspiracy theories run wild
Sat Apr 28, 2012
This is a little like the man in Chicago who died of three hammer blows to the skull and was ruled by the police as a suicide, ca. 1980.
Deadly clashes erupt after Egypt's Al-Masry soccer club is banned
Sat Mar 24, 2012
Yes, but British soccer fans are jiust as bad. On the A-3 highway in England, buses with soccer fans are banned from the restaurants
Wild boars with razor-sharp tusks invade upstate New York
Mon Mar 12, 2012
In Pakistan's Indus River valley, wild swine are also a problem and Islamic hunters will not touch them. The Imams have pointed out that the Koran does not prohibit a muslim from touching pork, only from eating it, but few local hunters will shoot these pigs.
Spike in rhino poaching threatens survival of species
Tue Feb 21, 2012
I have visited Kruger national Park and seen both species of rhinos. I was told that a three kilometer (two mile) strip inside the border with Mozambique is a free-fire zone, patrolled by light fixed wing and helicopter. Anyone moving within this zone will be shot from the air.
Camels in Australia? 1 million causing havoc
Tue May 17, 2011
Get one of the dog food chains in there and let them kill all they want. You'll need a cannery in the outback, but that would provide employment for the Abos.
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