NPR Diversions

The Two-Way
2:50 pm
Thu January 19, 2012

NPR diversions: Why dung beetles dance

Originally published on Thu January 19, 2012 11:18 am

Finally! Here's a solution for lost motorists who refuse to stop and ask for directions - imitate a dung beetle.

There's a reason why dung beetles shake it on top of their dung balls: they're apparently trying to find out where they're going. Researcher Emily Baird tested her theory on dung beetles at a South African farm and learned the bugs gyrate when they're off-course.

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The Two-Way
11:02 am
Fri January 6, 2012

NPR diversions: Mountain Dew mouse story goes viral

No, he wasn't going extreme, Pepsi says.
Eric Isselee iStockphoto.com

Originally published on Fri January 6, 2012 11:00 am

We thought the World Wide Web was supposed to make information fly.

But now we have to question that notion.

It's taken a year and a half for us to hear that Pepsi is defending itself against a lawsuit claiming that a mouse was found in a can of Mountain Dew by saying that the furry little creature couldn't have been there because:

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