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Re: ABSRD BAND on Sinornithosaurus feathers
Dear Fiber-Optic Squad!
(I *LIKE* it!)
At 3:08 PM -0500 3/15/01, Jeff Hecht wrote:
Les Eastman wrote:
And Polar Bears. Aren't their hairs hollow to channel sunlight to the
Polar bear hairs are hollow, but they do not channel sunlight to the
bear's skin, and are most emphatically NOT optical fibers, despite
published reports to the contrary. I know this is not
dinosaur-related, but I want to squash this bit of misinformation.
You have to tell what they ARE for! Not fair!
Hollow hairs found on animals that live in polar regions help to
insulate the body - if I am not entirely mistaken. But then, I might
be. So what! ;^)
MDW - grew up in the "Lake Effect Snowbelt"
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