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Re: Readers General Quiz (OQ)

Unread postby Philip1 » Thu Aug 01, 2013 6:19 pm

What is the correct name for a rabbit's tail?
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Re: Readers General Quiz (OQ)

Unread postby wildflowergirl » Mon Aug 05, 2013 10:50 am

scut
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Re: Readers General Quiz (OQ)

Unread postby Philip1 » Mon Aug 05, 2013 11:04 am

:clap: Well done, Wildflowergirl. :thumbs_up:

A rabbit's tail is called a scut. It is a short, erect tuft of fur located on its backside. The scut acts as flag for other rabbits. When alarmed, a rabbit flips up the underside of its tail to send a message of danger or thrill.
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Re: Readers General Quiz (OQ)

Unread postby Philip1 » Mon Aug 19, 2013 10:32 am

:| Will try again. :)

The bark of which tree was the original source of making aspirin?
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Re: Readers General Quiz (OQ)

Unread postby Phokojwe » Mon Aug 19, 2013 10:56 am

Willow Tree :hmz:
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Re: Readers General Quiz (OQ)

Unread postby vinkie » Mon Aug 19, 2013 10:25 pm

Phokojwe wrote:Willow Tree :hmz:


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Unread postby Philip1 » Tue Aug 20, 2013 8:58 am

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"According to "From A Miracle Drug" written by Sophie Jourdier for the Royal Society of Chemistry: "It was not long before the active ingredient in willow bark was isolated; in 1828, Johann Buchner, professor of pharmacy at the University of Munich, isolated a tiny amount of bitter tasting yellow, needle-like crystals, which he called salicin. Two Italians, Brugnatelli and Fontana, had in fact already obtained salicin in 1826, but in a highly impure form. By 1829, [French chemist] Henri Leroux had improved the extraction procedure to obtain about 30g from 1.5kg of bark".
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Re: Readers General Quiz (OQ)

Unread postby Rooies » Thu Aug 29, 2013 2:23 pm

Which animal covers its dung with sand? The same animal's dung consists of 50% clean sand?
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Re: Readers General Quiz (OQ)

Unread postby sarafl » Fri Aug 30, 2013 12:33 am

The only animals that I can think of that have sand in excrement are parrot fish and some worms, but neither meet both conditions of your question. I look forward to learning the answer!

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Re: Readers General Quiz (OQ)

Unread postby Philip1 » Fri Aug 30, 2013 7:57 am

:doh: Rooies, what a question!!! Ek is dom. :wall:
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Re: Readers General Quiz (OQ)

Unread postby Rooies » Fri Aug 30, 2013 12:20 pm

Clue, it is a mammal.
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Re: Readers General Quiz (OQ)

Unread postby sarafl » Fri Aug 30, 2013 12:45 pm

Thanks for the mammal clue. Request for another clue: Is it in the Felidae family?

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Re: Readers General Quiz (OQ)

Unread postby wildflowergirl » Fri Aug 30, 2013 1:16 pm

A cat covers its dung with sand - but does not eat it. :hmz: :hmz: :hmz: :hmz:

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Re: Readers General Quiz (OQ)

Unread postby Rooies » Fri Aug 30, 2013 1:47 pm

It is a mammal that occurs throughout SA except the coastal regions.
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Re: Readers General Quiz (OQ)

Unread postby NetEk » Fri Aug 30, 2013 2:00 pm

Aardvark I'm just think which mammals dung looks like sand......
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