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Episode 1604

Snookums and Snicklefritz

A new book about how animals perceive their environment reveals immense worlds beyond our own. A bee can see ultraviolet light, catfish have taste buds all over their bodies, and manatees use highly sensitive lips to examine nearby objects. Also...

Episode 1546

Singing Sand

Cat hair may be something you brush off, but cat hair is also a slang term that means “money.” In the same way, cat beer isn’t alcoholic — some people use cat beer as a joking term for “milk.” And imagine walking on a...


According to Homeground: A Guide to the American Landscape, edited by Barry Lopez and Debra Gwartney, the Navajo term tsegi means “rock canyon.” This term was adapted into French as the name for the spectacular spot in Arizona known as...

in-law chaser

in-law chaser  n.— «Up in G-Vill enjoying the blessing the GODS gave us this year SNOW!!!Hope it ain’t no IN-Law chaser!» —“Forcer Crew” by warrior in Diné Reservation, Arizona MySpace Nov. 29, 2006. (source:...

in-law chaser

in-law chaser n. a quick or unexpected (snow) storm. Etymological Note: The term appears to be mainly used by the Navajo. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)