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Hawaii Is The Latest

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Hawaii is the latest in a series of island chains reaching back millions and millions of years. The chain that is above the water now is like the latest pearl in a string that stretches back to the north-east of Russia near the Baring Straits. As I understood it, a weak spot in the plates leads to an eruption that forms a set of islands, with the first of them being formed many millions of […]

A Short Guide To The Care Of Guinea Pigs

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Guinea pigs have digestive systems similar to cows and sheep. Their stomachs are like compost heaps with the bacteria breaking down the cellulose. In order to stay healthy, guinea pigs must keep their stomach and gut working all the time.  Guinea pigs have incisor teeth at the front of their mouths. The top teeth slide past in front of the lower incisors, like two chisels sliding past each other. Behind the incisors, guinea pigs have […]