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Bite Size Determines Bite Force
2013-02-13 19:10:19

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com —  Your Universe Online Bite force allows animals to properly ingest food, making jaw mechanics very important -- especially for predators. A new study in the journal Biology Letters from biologists at Brown University has found an animal´s bite force depends upon the size of the thing the animal is eating. “Everybody measures bite force as one value,” said study co-author Nicholas Gidmark, a postdoctoral researcher at Brown....


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conjunto
  • A style of popular dance music originating along the border between Texas and Mexico, characterized by the use of accordion, drums, and 12-string bass guitar and traditionally based on polka, waltz, and bolero rhythms.
The word 'conjunto' comes through Spanish, from Latin coniūnctus, past participle of coniungere, to join together; see conjoin