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  1. Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: Any Reindeer Games? (for the Week of Nov. 30, 2008)

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/smart-stuff-twig-walkingstick-any-reindeer-games-week-nov-30-2008

    November 30, 2008 Q. Dear Twig: Do reindeer really play games?   A. Reindeer play but not real games. They start when they're young. They chase each other. They jump up and down. They do things called "mutual threat displays." That means th ...

  2. Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: Anti-skunk-spray Reek-remover! (for the Week of March 25, 2007)

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/smart-stuff-twig-walkingstick-anti-skunk-spray-reek-remover-week-march-25-2007

    March 15, 2007 Q. Dear Twig: So tomato juice doesn't get rid of skunk stink. What does? My dog really smells! A. Here's what works: Mix 1 quart of 3-percent hydrogen peroxide, a quarter cup of baking soda and 1 teaspoon of liquid detergent. Take ...

  3. Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: Antarctic Melting?... Melting? (for the Week of Jan. 20, 2008)

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/smart-stuff-twig-walkingstick-antarctic-melting-melting-week-jan-20-2008

    January 20, 2008 Q. Dear Twig: ‘Arctic ice' this, ‘Arctic ice' that. What's going on with the ice in Antarctica? A. In the past 10 years, the East Antarctic ice sheet, one of Antarctica's two main ice sheets, has stayed about the same ...

  4. Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: All the Colors of the Tomatobow! (for the Week of Aug. 16, 2009)

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/smart-stuff-twig-walkingstick-all-colors-tomatobow-week-aug-16-2009

    August 16, 2009 Q. Dear Twig: How many colors of tomatoes are there?   A. The easy answer is, more than one. Tomatoes come in colors besides red. One seed catalog lists red, pink, green, brown, black, orange and purple as the main ones. A second catalog l ...

  5. Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: All I Got Was a Bellyache (for the Week of May 31, 2009)

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/smart-stuff-twig-walkingstick-all-i-got-was-bellyache-week-may-31-2009

    May 31, 2009 Q. Dear Twig: What does that mean, "Blech, nurdley"?   A. It means that marine animals sometimes eat nurdles — plastic pellets — and scientists say it can hurt them. The animals mistake the nurdles for something good to eat, like fi ...

  6. Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: Again with the Recycled Pencils (for the Week of Sept. 28, 2008)

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/smart-stuff-twig-walkingstick-again-recycled-pencils-week-sept-28-2008

    September 24, 2008 Q. Dear Twig: So what are those recycled pencils like?   A. Pretty much like regular pencils. You hold them the same. You write with them the same. I have one here in my hands. It's made out of recycled newsprint. It's painted ...

  7. Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: About Arctic Shrinkage (for the Week of Dec. 30, 2007)

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/smart-stuff-twig-walkingstick-about-arctic-shrinkage-week-dec-30-2007

    December 30, 2007 Q. Dear Twig: So scientists say that the Arctic ice cap is melting — getting smaller. Two questions: What do they say is the reason? And what do they say is going to happen to the polar bears? A.: Scientists blame global climate change, ...

  8. Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick (for the Week of Jan. 7, 2007): Warmer Winters, Sooner Weevils

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/smart-stuff-twig-walkingstick-week-jan-7-2007-warmer-winters-sooner-weevils

    December 21, 2006 Q.: Dear Twig: How do scientists know there's global warming — global climate change — going on? A.: The short answer: research. I'll start with one example from my home, Ohio State. Dan Herms studies insect pests that bother t ...

  9. Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: Chub? What it is (for the Week of April 29, 2007)

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/smart-stuff-twig-walkingstick-chub-what-it-week-april-29-2007-1

    April 23, 2007 Q. Dear Twig: My friend went fishing and caught a chub. Chub? I don't even know what that is! A. "Chub." "Chub." A wonderful word. Fun to write! And fun to say! With a "chuh"! An "uh"! A "bu ...

  10. Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: Chucks with Gnarly Choppers! (for the Week of March 30, 2008)

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/smart-stuff-twig-walkingstick-chucks-gnarly-choppers-week-march-30-2008-1

    March 28, 2008 Q. Dear Twig: Woodchucks? Needing braces? Of what might you be talking, Twiggis?   A. Last week, as I was digging up dirt on woodchucks chucking, I found a weird report. Then, too, three more like it. Cases where a bad-luck chuck could neit ...

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