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 Post subject: Re: True or False? (RV)
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True........and by a further 15% dangerously close to the brink.

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 Post subject: Re: Fact or myth (RV)
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:thumbs_up: Fact, they even use it as a Pub.

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 Post subject: Re: Fact or myth (RV)
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Fact or Myth?

Cheetahs overheat when hunting which causes them to abandon the chase.

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Fact :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Fact or myth (RV)
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Myth. :whistle:

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 Post subject: Re: Fact or myth (RV)
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Thanks Heksie. :thumbs_up:

Fact or Myth ... The oldest known tree in South Africa established by carbon dating is about 6000 years old?



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 Post subject: Re: Fact or myth (RV)
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:redface: I didn't see onewithnature hasn't confirmed the answer to his question first :redface: :wall:

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 Post subject: Re: Fact or myth (RV)
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Thank you Pholojwe for noticing. :thumbs_up: My question of the baobab was indeed one that required deeper investigation, and also my way of placing into doubt the advertised assertion that the oldest tree in South Africa (and which would contend for oldest in the world) is 6000 years, based on radiocarbon dating. Phokjwe and Philip, you did pick up on the name of the tree, but I wanted it realised that radiocarbon dating is not viable when an organism is still living, as the ratio of carbon isotopes used for the dating method does not alter until the tissue is dead. Therefore, based on this at least, the seeming extreme age of this tree must be questioned. Extremely well done to Imberbe for noticing. :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: And, IB, if you're around, please pose the next Q. :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: True or False? (RV)
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Thanks for all the answers, mites. Yes, Heksie, THAT high; it is estimated that, of all the birds in the world, about 1200 species are under threat of extinction due to the interference of some kind from humans. Over to you, Phokojwe. :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: True or False? (RV)
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True or False?

Bushbabies have a 'vocabulary' which includes at least 25 different sounds.

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 Post subject: Re: True or False? (RV)
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It is said that bushbabies have at least 18 different calls, so this question is more one of semantics than not. Do they have 25 calls (which fits into the "at least 18" scenario), or is "at least 18" not the same as "at least 25"? :hmz: :hmz: Since 18 and 25 are significantly different, I'm going with False. :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: True or False? (RV)
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Thanks onewithnature :wink:

I would say True

Bushbabies have 10 or 11 basic sounds, that when combined can produce some 25 recognizable different calls. Advertising” calls are done by a type of bark. Alarm calls are more varied and may start off with a hoarse grunt grading into a sneezing noise, but the more excited they become the more the pitch and intensity. :whistle:

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 Post subject: Re: True or False? (RV)
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Phokojwe, you're the incumbent quizmaster. Perhaps you should ask another Q?

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True or False

Elephants can sometimes reach higher than Giraffe's

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 Post subject: Re: True or False? (RV)
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So true.

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