Can an Old Dog Learn New Tricks?: And Other Questions About by Buffy Silverman

By Buffy Silverman

Bats are blind. An outdated puppy cannot study new methods. The early chicken catches the computer virus. you've heard a few of these universal sayings or ideals prior to. yet are they truly precise? Can they be confirmed utilizing technology? Let's examine seventeen statements approximately animals and discover which of them are correct, which of them are flawed, and which of them nonetheless stump scientists! discover even if a cat constantly lands on its toes after a fall! realize no matter if camels shop water of their humps! See for those who can inform the variation among truth and fiction with Is truth?

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Food shortages and bad weather can also cause the number of lemmings to plunge. Sometimes when populations of lemmings are very large, they migrate. They travel across the countryside, and even swim across streams and lakes. While lemmings are good swimmers, some drown in windy weather. But they don’t jump off tall cliffs. As a result of this myth, people in a crowd are sometimes compared to lemmings. If someone says that you are acting like a lemming, he or she means that you are not thinking for yourself.

34-35; © Victoria Peñafiel/Getty Images, p. com, p. 37 (top). Front Cover: © Nikki O’Keefe Images/Flickr/Getty Images. 40 ostriches, 12–13 fish, 9, 20–21 fledgling, 7 worms, 24–25, 30–31 Copyright © 2010 by Buffy SIlverman All rights reserved. International copyright secured. , except for the inclusion of brief quotations in an acknowledged review. Lerner Publications Company A division of Lerner Publishing Group, Inc. A. com Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Silverman, Buffy.  Can an old dog learn new tricks?

Let’s investigate seventeen statements about animals and find out which ones are right, which ones are wrong, and which ones still stump scientists! Find out whether a cat always lands on its feet after a fall! Discover whether camels store water in their humps! See if you can tell the difference between fact and fiction with Read all the boo ks in the is That a fact series: Is That a Fact? Can an Old Dog Learn New Tricks? And Other Questions about Animals Can Lightning Strike the Same Place Twice?

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