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lions & turtles

John Bois wrote:

> Also, it is well known that ants can lift objects many times their own
> weight.  This guy I know says they can bring down elephants.

Ah, this guy must be Peter D. Walsh of the Wildlife Conservation
Society.  See p14 of this month's Scientific American for details of
ants' possible attacks on elephants.

I was a little puzzled by reports from Reuters that a new study shows
that turtles are "the closet living relative" to crocodilians.  It
seems these closet relatives were outed by Hedges & Poling in this
week's Science.  (See www.sciencemag.org but you'll need to sign in.)

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