Two Truths, One Lie

By MDC | January 1, 2024
From Xplor: January/February 2024

Which fascinating fact is actually a fib?

  1. A woodchuck is an expert excavator, capable of moving over 2,000 pounds of dirt while digging its network of tunnels and dens.
  2. After fattening up for hibernation, a male ՚chuck can weigh nearly 40 pounds — more than an English bulldog or a large watermelon.
  3. Woodchucks are known as “whistle pigs” because of the piercing scream they make when something scares the jeepers out of them.

Answer: 2

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This Issue's Staff

Artist – Matt Byrde
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