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Why are There No B Batteries?

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Christine asks:  Where are all the B batteries?  There’s A’s (AA and AAA), no B, then C, and then D.  Why did they skip a letter? There actually are B batteries, but they aren’t something you’ll usually see stocked at most stores any longer.  Since the invention of the battery, there have been a pretty amazingly diverse number of battery […]

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What is a Baby Platypus Called?

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Anna asks: What is a baby platypus called? They are called ‘baby platypus’…  Really, that’s it (officially).  A common misconception is that they are also named ‘puggles’, but this isn’t technically correct.  I mean, you can call something anything you want and because so many people think that’s what they are named, they are often called that, but it isn’t […]

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Why are Grapes Bad for Dogs?

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Gage asks: Why are grapes bad for dogs? Eating a significant quantity of grapes (32 g of grapes per kg of dog) can potentially be fatal to dogs, though not to all dogs. About 2/3 of dogs are unaffected by grapes according to a study done by the Animal Poison Control Center. Dried grapes (a.k.a. raisins) seem to be just […]

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What is a Kudo, as in “Kudos to You”?

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Donna asks:  What is a “kudo”, exactly? First, it should be noted that “kudos” is not the plural form of “kudo”, so a “kudo” was once technically nothing. However, because so many people in the last century, mainly in the United States, have thought kudos was plural, in some dictionaries today “kudo” is considered a valid word meaning the same […]

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