Wombat Poop Mystery Solved

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At long last the mystery has been solved. For years, scientists have puzzled over why the mammals produce cube shaped poop. Now they say they have uncovered how and why wombats produce cube-shaped poop – the only known species to do so. The Australian marsupial can pass up to 100 deposits of poop a night and they use the piles to mark territory. The shape helps it stop rolling away. Despite having round anuses like other mammals, wombats do not produce round pellets, tubular coils or messy piles. Researchers have revealed that the varied elasticity of the intestines help to sculpt the poop into cubes.

Putting Things Into Perspective

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Here is something fascinating that will fry your milk chocolate buttons for you. The Voyager 1 spaceship left earth over forty years ago now and in that time it has travelled approximately 20 light hours. This means that it will take a spaceship built by man roughly fifty years to travel the same distance as light travels in a day. Those little facts just go to demonstrate exactly how big this universe of ours is and just how long it would take us to actually get anywhere. So today, I am going to give you something that will not only fry your milk chocolate buttons but probably fry your brain too if you try and get your head around the following…

PTSD And Memory Loss In Renault Bears

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Eddie & Chimpy having a little talk in bed.

Renault Bears have a great little defence mechanism to protect us from harm. Our bearkeeper first came across Renault Bears in 2006 when he was asked to take a Renault Bear on holiday with him. The bear, like so many others, had been discovered in a charity shop window by a friend of our bearkeeper called Tony. Tony was walking past an Age Concern shop one day, when he noticed two little eyes looking out at him. Tony smiled at the bear who, being a polite bear, smiled and nodded back at Tony. During the rest of that day, Tony couldn’t get that little bear out of his head. That night he actually worried what would become of that little bear.

How True Was The Chernobyl Miniseries?

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Acouple of weeks ago, my good friend Erik featured Chernobyl as one of our Telly Favourites. The miniseries was based on the real-life events surrounding the Chernobyl nuclear disaster from 1986 – but just how much of it is true and how many liberties were taken with the story? We have to confess that the miniseries did give us a few sleepless nights here at Jammy Toast, thinking about what could have been. The initial explosion, the cloud of nuclear fallout sent around Europe and the danger of the core melting through the concrete base of the reactor and leaking radioactive material into the water table and onward into rivers and oceans. It could have been the end of the world – but just how close were we to destroying our planet?

Beam Me Up, Scotty

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Are we about to boldly go where no-one has gone before?

Most episodes of Star Trek begin with members of the Enterprise beaming down to the surface of a planet and having that week’s adventure. Then the programme ends when the crew beams back to the Enterprise and travels off into space at the speed of light ready for next week’s exploits. A great way of travelling this beaming up and down – it sure beats getting the bus. However, Chinese scientists say they have now “teleported” a photon particle from the ground to a satellite orbiting nearly a thousand miles away. So the big question is: is a world which was previously confined to science fiction now becoming reality?

What Became Of The 12 Apostles?

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After the last supper Jesus was betrayed by Judas for 30 pieces of silver, Peter denied knowing Him three times, and Thomas doubted Jesus had risen from the dead after the crucifixion. The Easter story tells us what happened to Jesus but what happened to his so called friends? What happened to his disciples, who became the 12 Apostles? Very little is known about their lives after the crucifixion but now writer Tom Bissell, who has spent four years travelling the world, has unearthed the stories, myths and legend about their later lives. He found a melting pot of historical fact and religious fiction making for very colourful tales…

Einstein’s Column #1

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Hello everyone, my name is Einstein Bear and I am here to instigate a new column here on Jammy Toast. The idea of my column is that I will attempt to answer your questions on just about any subject. I am quite a smart bear and can usually answer the questions the other bears ask me. Because of this, they said I should start my own column just like Razzi and Edward. I am not as clever as Edward with computers or as good with the ladies as Razzi; I just seem to remember random things. I thought for my first column I would use it to introduce myself to you all so here goes…