misconceptions

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If you look closely, you can see that these are bats. How do they keep from bumping into each other when they are all flying together?

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These fossils of dinosaur tracks near Tuba City , Arizona are thought to be from Dilophosaurus. In the movie Jurassic Park, Dilophosaurus was the small dinosaur that had a frill on its neck and spat poison. Actually they grew up to 20 feet tall, and we have no evidence of either frills or poison. For size reference, the black object is my cell phone. Still, this dinosaur fit better into the movie than most of the others featured. Why?

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I was recently sick, with a headache, sore throat, and a fever. Why do we get fevers?

Feeding Bread to Birds

bird and bread

bird and bread

Is eating bread bad for birds?

What began as an investigation of an urban legend quickly turned into an investigation of several other urban legends. This combines my enthusiasm for birds, food, and science myths, so I warn you that I may get long winded ( or long fingered since I am typing.)

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