A Mr. Richard Fader from Fort Lee New Jersey asks....Dear Mr. Knowitall
DO BEARS REALLY HIBERNATE?
Well Richard, some bugs, reptiles, amphibians, and mammals do indeed hibernate! But though the bear is known for it, it is not a true hibernater. It does gain fat, and when Winter arrives it does sleep for long periods of time, but not continually. At regular intervals, it rouses and wanders about, but doesn't eat too much.
A Mr. Richard Noggin from Columbus Ohio asks....Dear Mr. Knowitall
WHY DON'T BIRDS GET ELECTRCUTED WHEN THEY PERCH ON HIGH TENSION WIRES?
Because they are not grounded! There must be a complete circuit for the electricity to pass through the body. If the bird could stand with one foot on the ground, and one foot on the wire, then it would get fried. In every case in which a human got electrocuted, part of the body touched the wire, and another part touched an uninsulated object, such as the ground, or something touching the ground..
A Mr. Richard Weed from Skokie Illinois asks.....Dear Mr. Knowitall
WHATS THE BLACK DOT IN THE MIDDLE OF BIRD POOP?
The black dot is fecal matter. The white stuff is urine. They come out together at the same time, and out of the same oriface! The white stuff, which is slightly sticky, clings to the black stuff..
A Mr. Richard Dicks from Butte Montana asks.....Dear Mr. knowitall
WHY DO CLOCKS RUN CLOCKWISE?
Before the advent of clocks we used sundials. In the Northern Hemisphere, the shadows rotated in the direction that we now call clockwise. The clock hands were built to mimic the natural movements of the sun. If clocks were invented in the Southern Hemisphere, perhaps clockwise would have been in the other direction!
Sorry folks, Mr. Knowitall grows weary of these tiresome questions. Same time next week!!
Thanks for stopping by.......Peace. ...................... Galen