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Oddities News Archive - November 17, 2012

Venus Fly Trap Snapping Mechanism Studied

Researchers are studying the mechanics behind the way that a Venus fly trap snaps its leaves in order to trap and feed upon insects, and how that process could one day be used to improve upon a plethora of different products.

Word of the Day
tourtiere
  • a meat pie that is usually eaten at Christmas in Quebec
The word 'tourtiere' comes from the French tourte, or passenger pigeon.
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