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2010-12-21 11:44:56

New research leads investigators to believe that woolly mammoths living north of the Arctic Circle during the Pleistocene Epoch began weaning infants up to three years later than modern day African elephants due to prolonged hours of darkness.


Word of the Day
upstander
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.