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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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' ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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 (" ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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. ...

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