With Aaron Mucciolo
of my demise were greatly exaggerated. I just needed some
time. Not really lets get to the questions
moles bore through concrete?
To start with, moles cant bore they dig. A subtle difference
I know, but an important one. Boring implies cutting or chewing
through something (alternatively, boring implies your English prof
). Moles dig their nests and tunnels by shoveling
dirt out of their way with their powerful legs and specially adapted
long front claws. These claws are not like the sharp incisors of,
say, rats. In fact, moles are very limited dentally they
are not rodents as some people presume and their diet consists mostly
Unlike rats, which have been known to use their teeth to gnaw through
very tough materials even metal moles rely on pure
muscle power to dig their tunnels and nests. Moles are especially
limited in their tunneling by their size (the largest species of
mole is only nine inches long). Heavy clay or rocky soil is usually
enough to prevent a mole from trying to dig.
the draft used in WWII?
Caitlin Roush, college junior
Yes. Despite the famous pictures of celebrities and sports heroes
volunteering for service, the U.S. instituted a draft lottery in
1942 and continued drafting through the end of the war. Over 480,000
men enlisted (volunteered) in the various branches of the armed
forces during the war, but that number is dwarfed by the total number
of men inducted overall over seven million for the Army alone.
Between 1948 and 1973, the draft was used in both war and peacetime
to fill vacancies in the armed forces which could not be filled
through voluntary means according to the Selective Service
System, the government body charged with registering men aged 18-25
and conducting a draft should one be necessary. With public sentiment
shifting against the draft during the Vietnam War, the peacetime
draft was officially ended in 1973 and the United States converted
to an all-volunteer military. Registration (those little cards most
males on campus received around their 18th birthday), which is intended
to make a draft as fair as possible by keeping the pool of potential
draftees as wide as possible, was ended in 1975 and reinstated in
1980 in response to the U.S.S.R.s invasion of Afghanistan.
Vitamin C really help you get over a cold?
is no scientific evidence that Vitamin C helps a cold according
to Professor of Biology Robin Treichel, who teaches a course on
immunology. Lori Flood in the Wellness Center did confirm that zinc
has been shown to reduce both the severity and duration of a cold.
And both Treichel and Flood noted that there is some evidence that
the herb Echinacea may help with recovery.
Taking care of yourself is the best way to prevent a cold or any
kind of illness, and that includes eating right, sleeping enough
and taking all your vitamins. Of course, were college students.
So if you find yourself coming down with something, youll
probably want to head to the Wellness Center on the third floor
of Wilder for a free cold care kit. If youre running a fever,
Student Health is the place to be. And, of course, grandmas
advice is still the best get plenty of rest, drink plenty
of fluids and eat something nutritious.
the grand scheme of things, every question is a pointless question
ask away. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with your question and
as much information as you have. Your name will be included only
with your permission.