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10/25/2007 Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: Pacific Trash Vortex (for the Week of Oct. 28, 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? Kurt Knebusch
11/09/2008 Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: Oy, One More on Osage Oranges (for the Week of Nov. 9, 2008) Q. Dear Twig: All right, I'll ask. What eats Osage oranges? Kurt Knebusch
11/02/2008 Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: Osage Orange You Glad to See One? (for the Week of Nov. 2, 2008) Q. Dear Twig: Did you find any Osage oranges? Kurt Knebusch
10/02/2001 Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: Osage orange trees (for the week of Oct. 14, 2001) Dear Twig: What are hedge apples? My father points them out to me when we’re driving in the country. Kurt Knebusch Ken Cochran
10/26/2008 Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: Osage Can You See? (for the Week of Oct. 26, 2008) Q. Dear Twig: What are those green things? Under that tree? They're all kind of big, round and wrinkly. Kurt Knebusch
09/18/2001 Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: Organic farming (for the week of Sept. 30, 2001) Dear Twig: What’s organic farming? Kurt Knebusch Steve Sears
11/14/2007 Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: Oo! Blue Turkeys! (for the Week of Nov. 18, 2007) Q. Dear Twig: Are there really blue turkeys? Kurt Knebusch
08/23/2009 Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: One Gene, Two Gene, Red Gene, Blue Gene ... OK, Maybe Orange (for the Week of Aug. 23, 2009) Q. Dear Twig: What makes a tomato a certain color? Kurt Knebusch
11/23/2008 Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: Oh, Deer, Where's the Velvet? (for the Week of Nov. 23, 2008) Q. Dear Twig: The stuff that a deer rubs off of its antlers — the "velvet." What happens to it? My dad and I saw a rubbed tree but no velvet. Kurt Knebusch
02/16/2007 Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: Ode to the Otolith (with Drums and Grunts) (for the Week of Feb. 25, 2007) Q. Dear Twig: My sister and my friend and I found "lucky stones" on a beach at Lake Erie. My aunt said they came from the ears of a fish. True? Kurt Knebusch
09/06/2009 Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: Oak from Acorn? A-OK! (for the Week of Sept. 6, 2009) Q. Dear Twig: Can I grow an oak tree from an acorn? Kurt Knebusch
05/24/2009 Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: Nurdle Beach (for the Week of May 24, 2009) Q. Dear Twig: So what about nurdles? Kurt Knebusch
10/16/2008 Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: Now That Would Be a Great Pumpkin (for the Week of Oct. 12, 2008) Q. Dear Twig: What if there were flying pumpkins? Kurt Knebusch
03/05/2007 Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: Non-maple Tree Syrup (for the Week of March 11, 2007) Q. Dear Twig: I know maple syrup comes from maple tree sap. What other trees can you use to make syrup? Kurt Knebusch
03/02/2008 Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: New Fuels? Cool! (for the Week of March 2, 2008) Q. Dear Twig: You talked about electric cars. What other ways can you run a car? Kurt Knebusch
05/23/2007 Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: Native Bee Team (for the Week of May 27, 2007) Q. Dear Twig: Are there other bees besides honeybees and bumblebees? Kurt Knebusch
10/07/2007 Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: Mountains Into Molehills (for the Week of Oct. 7, 2007) Q. Dear Twig: Is "mountaintop removal" what it sounds like it is? Kurt Knebusch
08/26/2007 Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: Motorcycle Muffins (for the Week of Aug. 26, 2007) Q. Dear Twig: Can animal poop on the road cause a crash? Kurt Knebusch
05/04/2008 Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: Mononga-how-la? (for the Week of May 4, 2008) Q. Dear Twig: "Monangaheely"? I don't get that either. Kurt Knebusch
01/27/2008 Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: Manure, Write On! (for the Week of Jan. 27, 2008) Q. Dear Twig: I bet you didn't know this. I bet you didn't know that you can turn manure into paper. Kurt Knebusch
09/24/2007 Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: Mammoth Effort (for the Week of Sept. 23, 2007) Q. Dear Twig: What did you mean, ‘Bring back the mammoth'? Is someone going to bring back a mammoth? Kurt Knebusch
06/28/2009 Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: Lucky Stones, Lucky Fish, Lucky Finder (for the Week of June 28, 2009) Q. Dear Twig: My sister and my friend and I found lucky stones on a beach at Lake Erie. My aunt said they came from the ears of a fish. True? Kurt Knebusch
10/26/2007 Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: Locking Deer Antlers (for the Week of Nov. 4, 2007) Q. Dear Twig: Do deer ever get their antlers stuck together? Kurt Knebusch
07/02/2009 Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: Lightning and Birds (for the Week of July 5, 2009) Q. Dear Twig: Do birds ever get hit by lightning? Kurt Knebusch
08/20/2001 Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: Large round bales (for the week of Sept. 9, 2001) Dear Twig: What are those big, round things I see in farmers’ fields? They look like bales of hay. Kurt Knebusch Bill Weiss
02/15/2009 Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: Kiwis Can't Fly; Neither Can Kiwis (for the Week of Feb. 15, 2009) Q. Dear Twig: Where do kiwis come from? The fruit, not the bird. Kurt Knebusch
03/09/2008 Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: Kinda Clammy! (for the Week of March 9, 2008) Q. Dear Twig: How many kinds of clams are there? Kurt Knebusch
01/09/2007 Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: Kilimanjaro Snow No Mo'? (for the Week of Jan. 14, 2007) Q. Dear Twig: What does global warming have to do with the snows of Kilimanjaro? Kurt Knebusch
12/12/2007 Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: Jingle Bells, Why Batman Smells (for the Week of Dec. 16, 2007) Q. Dear Twig: I have a question about the words that my sister and I sing to "Jingle Bells." Kurt Knebusch
03/23/2008 Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: Hypothetical Groundhog/Whistlepig Food-snarfing and/or Projectile-projecting (for the Week of March 23, 2008) Q. Dear Twig: If, in fact, a Marmota monax could ingest and/or lob the secondary xylem of trees and shrubs, how much of the secondary xylem of trees and shrubs could a Marmota monax, in fact, ingest and/or lob? Kurt Knebusch

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