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Seneca Seasons-continued

We talked strategy.  Bob had a plan. “Phillip, you stay here on this side, and Lawrence and I will go to around the chicken house and come in on the other side, and we’ve got Rooster trapped between us.” That … Continue reading

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Fingerprints of Twins

Do identical twins have the same fingerprints? A lot of people wonder about this. The answer is “No”.  Our DNA contains the instructions for making us who we are. Identical twins have DNA that is almost indistinguishable, that is, identical.  … Continue reading

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Seneca Seasons: A Farm Boy Remembers

Not all roosters are created equal. Once every few years a regal bird, so much bigger and haughtier than any other rooster, came on the farm.  I was twelve years old, when one such specimen developed out of our-300 rooster … Continue reading

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Why are some people tone deaf?

QUESTION Why are some people tone deaf? ANSWER The technical term for tone deafness is amusia, and one in twenty people have it. Tone deafness is the inability to distinguish between musical notes. To clarify definitions: tone, pitch, and frequency … Continue reading

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Stainless Steel

Why doesn’t stainless steel rust? ANSWER Stainless steel contains iron, chromium, manganese, silicon, carbon and in some cases, nickel and molybdenum. The presence of those elements prevents iron oxide from forming. The common term for iron oxide (Fe2 O3) is … Continue reading

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Do identical twins have the same fingerprints?

 A lot of people wonder about this. The answer is “No”.  Our DNA contains the instructions for making us who we are. Identical twins have DNA that is almost indistinguishable, that is, identical.  Identical twins form when a single fertilized … Continue reading

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QUESTION Why do some people find it hard to remember things when they have a head injury? ANSWER There are different types of memory and they are stored in different parts of thebrain. We have short-term memory and long-term memory. … Continue reading

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