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Oddities News Archive - June 28, 2012

The Evolution Of Sticky Feet

Aside from having a knack for selling auto insurance, geckos have also developed ‘sticky’ foot pads several times throughout their evolution that give them another ability, the scaling of smooth walls and ceilings to escape predators and find prey.

Word of the Day
call-note
  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'
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