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Howler Monkeys

Howlers are New World monkeys found in tropical Central and South America. They are aptly named for their cacophonous cries. When a number of howlers let loose their lungs in concert, often at dawn or dusk, the din can be heard up to three miles (five kilometers) away. Male monkeys have large throats and specialized, shell-like vocal chambers that help to turn up the volume on their distinctive call. The noise sends a clear message to other monkeys: This territory is already occupied by a troop.

Strange English Language Facts

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Classic Lateral Thinking Exercises

Test yourself with these thinking excercises. The solutions are at the bottom of the page. Don't be lazy. Try hard to figure these out before you look! It'll be a lot more satisfying.

Help Our Earth By Earning To Waste Less

Lesson #1 - Living on less is a good thing! Learn to limit the excess. Consider the aisles of a typical mega store. There’s just so much! Don’t be swayed by the sheer volume and variety of items that surround you - you just might convince yourself to buy products you don’t need. Sure, those sunglasses are mega-cute, but if they’re a 2nd or a 3rd pair, they’ll just get lost in the shuffle. Appreciate all the great things you already have and you’ll save ...