Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Some things I've learned from the first half of "Life of Mammals"

*Squirrels can tell the difference between acorns that sprout immediately and those that take longer, and they do different things with each.

*Raccoons probably get a three-dimensional picture of the world just by touch, and their hands do not lose sensitivity in the cold.

*Tapirs eat a kind of clay to neutralize the poison the ingest from plants in the South American rain forest.

*Beavers are geniuses.

*Statistically, we're all less than 5 meters from a rat right now.

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