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  1. Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: Susque-whatta? (Plus a New Reader Contest!) (for the Week of April 20, 2008)

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/smart-stuff-twig-walkingstick-susque-whatta-plus-new-reader-contest-week-april-20-2008

    April 20, 2008 Q. Dear Twig: "Susquehanna." Now that's a beautiful word. A. Your question? Is that a question? Bueller?... Bueller? All right. Yes. Yes, it is. It is a beautiful word. A smooth-flowing, cool-sounding, vowel-impacted word. Su ...

  2. Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: Tasmanian Devil in Devil of a Pickle (for the Week of June 1, 2008)

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/smart-stuff-twig-walkingstick-tasmanian-devil-devil-pickle-week-june-1-2008-1

    May 29, 2008 Q. Dear Twig: We also talked in class about an animal called the Tasmanian devil. It's endangered. Why? A. The short, awful truth: A weird new cancer. Only Tasmanian devils get it. People don't. Neither do other animals. In just the ...

  3. Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: Squirrels A-fallin'! (for the Week of Oct. 21, 2007)

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/smart-stuff-twig-walkingstick-squirrels-fallin-week-oct-21-2007-1

    October 21, 2007 Q. Dear Twig: Do squirrels ever fall out of trees? A.: Yes. And I base that, for starters, on two accounts. First, once, I was sitting in an oak tree, enjoying the fall (get it?) sunshine. Across the road an eastern gray squirrel had just ...

  4. Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: Spreading Better Butter Words (for the Week of Sept. 7, 2008)

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/smart-stuff-twig-walkingstick-spreading-better-butter-words-week-sept-7-2008-1

    September 8, 2008 Q. Dear Twig: Why do they call it butter?   A. It has to do with cows, it seems. Here's the story in a rich, creamery nutshell: A long time ago, the Greek words bous, meaning "ox" or "cow," and tyron, meaning &qu ...

  5. Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: Smelt It (for the Week of Nov. 11, 2007)

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/smart-stuff-twig-walkingstick-smelt-it-week-nov-11-2007-1

    November 11, 2007 Q. Dear Twig: Guess what my uncle eats. Smelt! They're small little fish like minnows. Where do they come from? A.: I can't say for certain. Scientists list at least 16 different smelt species. They live in many places on Earth ...

  6. Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: Send in the Clown Loaches (for the Week of Aug. 31, 2008)

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/smart-stuff-twig-walkingstick-send-clown-loaches-week-aug-31-2008-1

    August 26, 2008 Q. Dear Twig: Erm, what's a clown loach?   A.: A freshwater fish from Indonesia that people keep in fish tanks sometimes. The "clown" part of the name comes from the fish's colorful colors. Its body is goldish, orange-i ...

  7. Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: Seahorse Manure (for the Week of April 5, 2009)

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/smart-stuff-twig-walkingstick-seahorse-manure-week-april-5-2009-1

    April 5, 2009 Q. Dear Twig: How do seahorses go to the bathroom?   A. Seahorses are fish. You probably know that. So they go to the bathroom like other fish do. Food goes into the mouth, to and through the intestine, then the food that isn't digested ...

  8. Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: Science Class Under the Sea (for the Week of Oct. 14, 2007)

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/smart-stuff-twig-walkingstick-science-class-under-sea-week-oct-14-2007-1

    October 14, 2007 Q. Dear Twig: My teacher told us about a class called Project SeaCAMEL. What is it? A.: It's a live, underwater class in marine biology. Except you don't go under the water yourself (for better or worse) (when you're older ...

  9. Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: Raven 'bout Crows (for the Week of May 18, 2008)

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/smart-stuff-twig-walkingstick-raven-bout-crows-week-may-18-2008

    May 19, 2008 Q. Dear Twig: What's the difference between a crow and a raven? A. Basically this: Their voice, size and flight. The shapes of their bills, wings and tails. Plus also where they live. In most of North America, the common crow is the Amer ...

  10. Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: Run, Hamster, Run (for the Week of Oct. 5, 2008)

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/smart-stuff-twig-walkingstick-run-hamster-run-week-oct-5-2008

    September 29, 2008 Q. Dear Twig: My pet hamster runs in her wheel all the time. OK, not all the time, but a lot. At least at night. How far do you think she runs?   A. "Eek, eek, eek. Eek, eek, eek." I hear that noise when I visit the home of my ...

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