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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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� ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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' ...

  10. 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 ...

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