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(Science: zoology) Scarcely distinct; applied to the markings of insects.

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Alcohol versus food poisoning bacteria

... find out later the food was contaminated, and they downed some alcohol (strong stuff, a few 40% alcohol volume shots for example), wouldn't this obliterate (or assist in the destruction) of the food poisoning bacteria and possibly avert the bout of food poisoning symptoms like diarrhea, vomiting, ...

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by blackmantis
Tue Sep 21, 2010 10:02 am
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Alcohol versus food poisoning bacteria
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Zebra Stripes

... such as lions or hyenas. theory #2 it may serve to confuse a predator as to the distance of the fleeing animal theory #3 the stripes serve to obliterate a large single-colored region that is favored by biting insects such as the tsetse fly. These flies prefer large, dark, moving animals :idea: ...

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by kiekyon
Thu Apr 27, 2006 1:21 pm
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Zebra Stripes
Replies: 14
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