2-11-18 Death & Hamsters

Dan nerds out over Venus Flytrap, and shares some thoughts on Dwarf Hamsters.

 

The nitty gritty sources:

Saratov Airline Crash - https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/11/world/europe/russia-plane-crash-saratov-airlines.html

  • Correction, there were 65 passengers and 6 crew members aboard the flight. For a total of 71 deaths, not 72 as I mistakenly state in the early part of this episode.

Emotional Support Hamsters - https://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/airplane-mode/hamster-flushed-down-toilet-after-college-student-s-pet-denied-n846116

 

Sources for the Flytrap tidbits:

Venus Flytraps don't eat the insects that pollinate them (https://phys.org/news/2018-02-venus-flytraps-dont-insects-pollinate.html)

Darwin, C. R. 1875. Insectivorous Plants. London: John Murray

Elsa Youngsteadt, Rebecca E. Irwin, Alison Fowler, Matthew A. Bertone, Sara June Giacomini, Michael Kunz, Dale Suiter, and Clyde E. Sorenson, "Venus Flytrap Rarely Traps Its Pollinators," The American Naturalist 0, no. 0 (-Not available-): 000.

https://doi.org/10.1086/696124

Luke Goodman