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Weekly Weird News Roundup: Feeding Coyote Skulls, Cow-Dung Toothpaste, and More

By Allison Bond
Jul 31, 2010 1:15 AMNov 19, 2019 8:27 PM


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• Coyotes are what they eat: Feeding pups soft food changes their bones and muscle structures, making it more difficult for them to chomp on harder stuff later in life. That bites. • About one-quarter of the food in the U.S. is wasted each year--and 16 percent of our energy goes toward food production. The result? We waste more energy in the food we throw out than is available via offshore drilling. • If you get bored this weekend (and have $8,000 to spare), fret not. You can always build and launch your very own satellite. • Run DMC: Listening to music in which the tempo matches a runner's stride increases athletes' endurance by about 15 percent. • Cow-dung toothpaste, a deer penis, and guinea pigs: just a few of the bizarre items travelers have been caught attempting to smuggle through JFK International Airport. No wonder it takes so long to go through customs.

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