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What Kind of Cat is a Manx?

Manx cats are the only cats born without tails.  They run with a hopping, rabbit like gait, because of their long hind legs.  Have you ever seen a cat running with no tail and a sort of hopping like a rabbit?   Such a cat is the Manx.  The Manx cat is very strange one as it is the only …

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How does a turtle get into its shell?

Everyone knows a turtle when he sees one.  Turtles are easy to recognized by their shells.  A baby turtle is born with a shell just the right size for its body.  As the turtle grows, its shell grows too. The hard shells of most turtles are made up of a “bony box”  covered by horny …

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What bird is the greatest traveler?

The arctic tern is the greatest bird traveler.  It migrates farther than any other bird.  The arctic tern is a graceful black and white sea bird with a forked tail and long wings.  During the summer the arctic tern nests in the arctic.  In the fall it begins a long journey to the most southern …

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How many bones do I have in my body?

THE HUMAN SKELETON IS MADE UP OF ABOUT 200 SEPARATE BONES. Like a building, your body, your body is supported by a firm framework. This framework is made of bone and is called a skeleton.  It is made up of about 206 separate bones. Sixty-four of these bones are in your hands and arms alone.  …

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