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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: Raccoon Latrines and Why to Avoid Them in Case You Don't Do It and Aren't a Raccoon (for the Week of Aug. 2, 2009)

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/smart-stuff-twig-walkingstick-raccoon-latrines-and-why-avoid-them-case-you-dont-do-it

    August 2, 2009 Q. Dear Twig: What's a raccoon latrine?   A. It's a place where a raccoon goes to the bathroom over and over and over again. Or a place where a lot of raccoons do it. It could be on a tree stump. Or up in the crotch of a tree. Or ...

  4. Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: Polar Bears Threatened? (for the Week of May 25, 2008)

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/smart-stuff-twig-walkingstick-polar-bears-threatened-week-may-25-2008

    May 27, 2008 Q. Dear Twig: We talked in class about polar bears. They just got listed as "threatened." What's it mean? A. On May 14, the head guy of the U.S. Department of Interior, taking the advice of the head guy of the U.S. Fish and Wil ...

  5. Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: People Behind Climate Change? (for the Week of Feb. 4, 2007)

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/smart-stuff-twig-walkingstick-people-behind-climate-change-week-feb-4-2007

    January 29, 2007 Q. Dear Twig: What's causing global climate change? Some people say it's people. Some people say that's bunk. A. I'm a bug. An insect. A northern walking stick. So I'll base what I say on the brains of humans who ...

  6. Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: People-sized Penguins (for the Week of July 1, 2007)

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/smart-stuff-twig-walkingstick-people-sized-penguins-week-july-1-2007-1

    July 1, 2007 Q. Dear Twig: Did you hear about the giant penguin? Some scientists found some fossils from one. What's the biggest penguin today? What's the biggest penguin ever?   A. Yes, I heard about the giant penguin. Web sites and papers ran ...

  7. Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: Paddy the Beaver Gets a Clonking (for the Week of July 19, 2009)

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/smart-stuff-twig-walkingstick-paddy-beaver-gets-clonking-week-july-19-2009

    July 19, 2009 Q. Dear Twig: Do the trees beavers cut down ever fall on and squish the beavers?   A. Hardly ever, though you'd think it would happen a lot. You'd think that cutting down trees with your teeth would make the trees fall on your head ...

  8. Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: Pacific Trash Vortex (for the Week of Oct. 28, 2007)

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/smart-stuff-twig-walkingstick-pacific-trash-vortex-week-oct-28-2007-1

    October 25, 2007 Q. Dear Twig: Here's what my friend Steve said at lunch: that there's a great big pile of plastic garbage floating in the middle of the ocean. True? A.: True. And I'm blue. It's in the northern Pacific Ocean. And it� ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: Osage Orange You Glad to See One? (for the Week of Nov. 2, 2008)

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/smart-stuff-twig-walkingstick-osage-orange-you-glad-see-one-week-nov-2-2008-1

    November 2, 2008 Q. Dear Twig: Did you find any Osage oranges?   A. I did. I'm standing here in front of them now. I'm hoping they don't start to roll. I'll try to describe them for you. First, they're round like a ball. Halfway i ...

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