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  1. Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: Hey, Bu'b! Save Dough! Cut Gas! (for the Week of Jan. 21, 2007)

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/smart-stuff-twig-walkingstick-hey-bub-save-dough-cut-gas-week-jan-21-2007

    January 19, 2007 Q. Dear Twig: What's with the curlicue light bulbs? A. Hmm. Yes. I think I know what you mean. I think you mean compact fluorescent ("flor-ESS-ent") lamps, or CFLs. More and more people now buy them and use them. They use t ...

  2. Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: Homegrown Frugal Frugivorous Fruitfest! (for the Week of March 8, 2009)

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/smart-stuff-twig-walkingstick-homegrown-frugal-frugivorous-fruitfest-week-march-8-2009

    March 8, 2009 Q. Dear Twig: You asked this last week: "Why would you want to grow your own fruit?" You mentioned a good way to learn about it.   A. My friend Miss McGillicuddy grows her own raspberries. She has bags and bags of frozen ones down ...

  3. Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: Hedgehogs Got Milk? (for the Week of April 13, 2008)

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/smart-stuff-twig-walkingstick-hedgehogs-got-milk-week-april-13-2008

    April 13, 2008 Q. Dear Twig: Hedgehogs are lactose-intolerant. I read that in a book. How would anyone know that? A. I turn to a real good Web site for a simple, two-word answer: Greenish diarrhoea. "Greenish diarrhoea," Wildlife Online (http:// ...

  4. Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: Hawk Makes a Splash (for the Week of Aug. 9, 2009)

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/smart-stuff-twig-walkingstick-hawk-makes-splash-week-aug-9-2009

    August 9, 2009 Q. Dear Twig: I saw a big hawk in my grandmother's bird bath.   A. Cool. Q. What was it doing there? A. Probably getting a drink of water, taking a bath or both. Q. Why? A. Likely it was thirsty, dirty, hot or all three. A hawk is a bi ...

  5. Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: Great Big Squid Word (for the Week of March 4, 2007)

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/smart-stuff-twig-walkingstick-great-big-squid-word-week-march-4-2007

    February 27, 2007 Q. Dear Twig: Did you hear about that super-huge squid? A. Yes. Yes, I did. I read about it in the newspaper. Some fishermen from New Zealand caught it. Scientists call it the colossal squid. Why? Because it's really, really, really ...

  6. Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: Wet, Wild Fish Sounds (for the Week of July 8, 2007)

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/smart-stuff-twig-walkingstick-wet-wild-fish-sounds-week-july-8-2007-1

    July 8, 2007 Q. Dear Twig: Can fish talk? Make sounds? Bloop? Bleep? A. Not counting Nemo and Dory and friends (and Mr. Limpet) (and Rainbow Fish), fish can't talk like you and I talk. But some fish actually do make noises meant for other fish to hea ...

  7. Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: Giant Tomatoes (for the Week of July 29, 2007)

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/smart-stuff-twig-walkingstick-giant-tomatoes-week-july-29-2007

    July 29, 2007 Q. Dear Twig: What's the biggest tomato ever? A. The biggest tomato ever in weight — the heaviest, that is — weighed an amazing 7 pounds, 12 ounces. That's actually just a little bit more than the average weight of a newborn baby b ...

  8. Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: Under a Squirrel's Umbrella (for the Week of April 19, 2009)

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/smart-stuff-twig-walkingstick-under-squirrels-umbrella-week-april-19-2009-1

    April 17, 2009 Q. Dear Twig: I saw a squirrel use its tail as an umbrella.   A. Excellent. Q. It was raining pretty hard. The squirrel was sitting there eating something. It was holding its tail up over its back. A. A scientist at the Grand Canyon saw tha ...

  9. Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: Energy Vampire! Boo! (for the Week of April 22, 2007)

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/smart-stuff-twig-walkingstick-energy-vampire-boo-week-april-22-2007

    April 15, 2007 Q. Dear Twig: My brother said there are energy vampires. True? A. True. But not in a Dracula sense. In a "I'm a plug-in device like a TV set and I'll slurp up electricity even when you think I'm turned off" sense. A ...

  10. Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: Turkey Beard? Weird! (for the Week of Oct. 19, 2008)

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/smart-stuff-twig-walkingstick-turkey-beard-weird-week-oct-19-2008-1

    October 19, 2008 Q. Dear Twig: Did you know that turkeys have beards? A. Actually, I did know that. And I don't get to say that very often. Ha! Wait, not funny. The "beard" of a turkey hangs down from the middle of the turkey's chest. ...

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