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April 9, 2008

Yay for Gomphotheres!

Until about a minute ago I didn't even know what a Gomphothere was, but now I'm really excited to have learned a new and entertaining word.

Fruits the Gomphotheres Ate (Shifting Baselines Blog)

It reminds me of the seminar I saw maybe ten years ago with some English guy who had concluded that apples had evolved to have their seeds dispersed by bears. I forget the reasoning behind it, but it seemed to make sense.

At least they're just dispersed by them, not pollinated by them. I'd imagine that would make apples a wee bit more expensive.

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