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The Platypus and Other Venomous Mammals

Over the past couple days, I’ve been reading a book called “Venomous” by Christie Wilcox, which, as the name suggests, is about venomous animals. Specifically, I was interested in the subcategory of venomous mammals. 379 more words

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5 Facts About Alaskan Sled Dogs

On a recent trip to Alaska, I went dog sledding on the Mendenhall glacier, which is the temporary home of a mushing camp. A glacier is an odd place to put a mushing camp, because of the crevices that often cover their surface. 774 more words

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The Animal Gladiators of the Colosseum

A couple days ago, I landed back in the United States after a long flight from Rome, Italy, the last place I visited on my Europe trip. 455 more words

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Stuck in Time: The Animals of Pompeii

While in Sorrento, Italy, my mother and I took the train to the nearby ruins of the City of Pompeii. We also visited Herculaneum, a smaller ruin nearby.   538 more words

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Mermaids in Sorrento, Italy

Recently, we travelled from Paris, France to Sorrento, Italy. As I walked throughout the town, I couldn’t help but notice that a common symbol is one of a mermaid. 241 more words

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Rats: The Beginning of the Paris Catacombs?

Yesterday, I visited the Catacombs of Paris, which is an underground graveyard created and popularized in the 18th century. What’s more interesting than the underground placement of the graveyard is the way the bones are arranged: by physical size instead of social rank. 490 more words

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The Chimera and Gargoyles of Notre Dame

A couple days ago, I visited the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, France.  What caught my eye were the Chimera and Gargoyles located on the high walls and the roof. 375 more words

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