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Season 1, Episode 34
Eco-stabbers, Fluid mequacknics, Tuskless elephants, & The Horse-father
In today’s episode of STEMology…
Dave & Sophie is talking about eco-friendly knives made from hardened wood, why ducklings swim in rows behind their mama ducks, how elephants are evolving into tusk-less elephants, and the origins of domestic horses
The first step of it requires boiling the wood at a hundred degrees in a bath of chemicals…. which sounds like the worst bath
By swimming behind the mother… if they were in this, what they called the sweetest spot, they get 158% less wave drag then when swimming alone
Because this is like evolutionary… For all the tusks to come back, it could take like a really, really long time. And even after all poaching ceased, maybe their tusks will never come back cause we’ve ruined them.
The other really strong genetic indicator that humans were involved in making all these horses this particular genetic background, is that they show genetic changes. One of which is linked to more docile behavior in the horses. And the second of which, tends to produce a stronger backbone in this horse.
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