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  • Which animal is a living fossil?

    Which animal is a living fossil?0

    400 million years ago, the oceans on the planet looked very different than they do now. One strange inhabitant of these oceans was a fish called a coelacanth: it had giant blue scales and four fins that stuck out from its body on lobes. When it swam, it would move these fins much like a

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  • Which animal uses a refrigerator?

    Which animal uses a refrigerator?0

    In the boreal forests of Canada lives a mischevious little bird. The gray jay is a member of the crow family, and like the other members of its family, it is quite clever. Gray jays learned quickly that human logging camps and canoeists’ campsites often have tasty things to eat, and are quite willing to

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  • Which mammal has the longest tongue?

    Which mammal has the longest tongue?0

    Try sticking out your tongue as far as it can go. Can you touch your chin with it? How about your nose? Some people can! Can you touch your ears with it? An anteater could clean its ears with its tongue. But there is one mammal who has an even longer tongue than that! The

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  • More that meets the eye

    More that meets the eye0

    Here’s a neat trick to try: hold up the index fingers of both hands, and tip your hands so that your index fingers are pointing at each other with a small space between them. Make sure your fingers are at the same level as your eyes. Now focus your eyes on the wall across from

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  • Which insects work for museums?

    Which insects work for museums?0

    Have you ever looked at the thousands of bones on display at a museum and wondered how the museum scientists managed to clean them all? The truth is, if the scientints had to clean all the bones in a museum by hand, nothing would ever be ready to display. Fortunately, the scientists have some helpers

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  • Do you know which snake plays dead?

    Do you know which snake plays dead?0

    Everyone knows that dogs can be trained to play dead. But did you know that a snake has picked up the trick as well? The hognose snake is a great actor. It’s a harmless snake, but when it feels threatened, it will rear back, hiss, and flatten out its head into a hood, just like

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