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Yes, they do share... but not specifically because of the fires or out of a sense of altruism. According to AFP Fact Check: University of Adelaide ecologist Dr. Michael Swinbourne told AFP via email on January 16, 2020: “Wombats will share their burrows with other animals at the same time. I wouldn't say that wombats are "happy" about sharing with other ...


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According to Lusitania (1972): Inglefield's other brain child was to attempt to train seagulls to defecate on periscopes, and for a short while a remote corner of Poole harbour in Dorset was littered with dummy periscopes and hopefully incontinent seagulls. "Inglefield" means Admiral Frederick Inglefield. Another 1972 book, The killing time: the U-...


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This article is about goldfish, not sharks, but it's the same urban legend: Goldfish Only Grow to the Size of Their Enclosure There is an element of truth to this, but it is not as innocent as it sounds and is related more to water quality than tank size. When properly cared for, goldfish will not stop growing. Most fishes are in fact what are ...


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TL;DR: It's an estimate (by Prof. Chris Dickman) of how many mammals, birds, and reptiles were affected by bushfires. There's multiple reasons to believe it underestimates the affected population, but there is some debate as to how many of the affected animals would end up killed as a result. University of Sydney Prof. Chris Dickman used 2007 animal ...


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I couldn't find any studies of aphrodisiac properties of the Geoduck clam. Other clams have been investigated, for example, Aplysia dactylomela. In one experiment extract from clam is compared to negative control (vehicle) and positive control (Viagra). Authors showed that lipid extract from this clam does induce mounting behavior in mice above control. But ...


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It is a somewhat common occurrence in more rural areas of India - I've witnessed such an event in person and even searching "monkeys stealing" into google will give you no end of similar events. People carrying visible food often are viable targets - simple, element of surprise 'attacks' often give good results. I imagine a medic who's unfamiliar with this ...


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