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What is a cow tree?

May 10, 2017 | Author: | Posted in Biology

Cow tree or milk tree is the popular name given to several species of evergreen trees native to the mountains of South and Central America. They get their name from the fact that when the trunks or branchesĀ are cut a large quantity of white, milklike juice exudes. The “milk” of one species, Brosimum galactodendron, is …

Do snakes live in Ireland?

March 4, 2017 | Author: | Posted in Zoology

There are no native snakes in Ireland. The viviparous lizard is the only reptile found native on the Emerald Isle. Occasionally snakes are brought into Ireland or escape from packages of imported foodstuffs. A few years ago a small harmless snake less than two feet in length was found in Dublin. It attracted so much …

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Who are the Anzacs?

December 9, 2016 | Author: | Posted in History

This is a name often applied collectively to the people of Australia and New Zealand. It originated during the First World War. The Australian and New Zealand divisions in the British forces were merged into a single unit officially known as the “Australian-New Zealand Army Corps.” In popular usage this name was shortened to Anzac, …

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