lichen
Two plants that merge into one, growing together to the benefit of each other. Sounds strange, but lichens are unique combinations of fungi and...
Gentlemen may prefer blondes, but Americans overwhelmingly (69 per cent) prefer red. Pink comes in a distant second with 14 per cent, and white...
While it is always good to endeavor to see the forest through the trees, sometimes you just see the trees in the forest. And that is okay if you...
wasp nest
The world around us is full of misnomers: hamburgers are not ham, tin foil is actually aluminum, and a shooting star is not a star. Nature has even...
“And now, here they are: the beetles!” (Insert soundtrack of hysterical screams.) Don’t faint, and don’t expect to see Paul, Ringo, George, and...
I nominate cranberries for the best supporting role in a holiday dinner. Where would Thanksgiving be without them? Even if they are not the main...
We all have baggage. For some, it is plastic, but for others only paper or cloth will do. Those in the latter group must have appreciated...
It is a great story, one that has everything: conceit, vanity, envy, brutality, monsters, and family deception. There is a bright side, though, and...
There is something in the woods creepier than the ghosts, goblins, and witches that have been wandering around our neighborhoods. This creeper...

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