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  1. Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: Big Z's (for the Week of July 26, 2009)

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/smart-stuff-twig-walkingstick-big-zs-week-july-26-2009

    July 26, 2009 Q. Dear Twig: What's the biggest zucchini in the world?   A. The book called Guiness World Records 2008 lists it as having weighed 64 pounds, 8 ounces. A man in the United Kingdom named Bernard Lavery grew it in 1990. Also very big is a ...

  2. Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: Big Stink? Smell a Winner! (for the Week of Feb. 3, 2008)

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/smart-stuff-twig-walkingstick-big-stink-smell-winner-week-feb-3-2008

    February 3, 2008 Q. Dear Twig: What's the worst smell in the world?   A. Here are two of my personal favorites, ones I've actually smelled myself (but not smelled like) (at least not that anyone's said): Snake musk, which snakes squirt to s ...

  3. Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: Bee Good! But Why? (for the Week of June 3, 2007)

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/smart-stuff-twig-walkingstick-bee-good-why-week-june-3-2007

    May 24, 2007 Q. Dear Twig: Alright, I'll ask. How do native bees help us? A. Most native bees go by two other names: solitary bees and pollen bees. Scientists call them solitary bees because most types live and nest alone, not in hives with thousands ...

  4. Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: Barrel o' Rain, Barrel o' Fun (for the Week of March 16, 2008)

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/smart-stuff-twig-walkingstick-barrel-o-rain-barrel-o-fun-week-march-16-2008

    March 14, 2008 Q. Dear Twig: What's a rain barrel? What's it for? A. It's a barrel. For holding rain. That's all I know. OK, not true. I know more than that. I also know this: You can make your own rain barrel. You can make it out of a ...

  5. Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: Backyard Fruits That You Can Grow (for the Week of March 1, 2009)

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/smart-stuff-twig-walkingstick-backyard-fruits-you-can-grow-week-march-1-2009

    March 1, 2009 Q. Dear Twig: OK, here's another kiwifruit. So what did you mean, "more cool backyard fruits" last week?   A. Thank you. Chomp, chomp. I meant that you can grow a lot of other fruits in your own backyard, not just kiwifruits. ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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 ...

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