Dec 20, 2008 | 13:42Quirks and Quarks Becoming Batman Audio
Quirks and Quarks Becoming Batman Dec 20, 2008 | 13:42Ever wish you could leap a tall building in a single bound, zap super-villians with your laser vision or simply put the boots to no-good thugs? Well, you're not alone in your desire to be a superhero.
Dec 13, 2008 | 9:57Quirks and Quarks Red Men, Green Women Audio
Quirks and Quarks Red Men, Green Women Dec 13, 2008 | 9:57If you happen to notice that the men you know tend to be a bit redder than women, and women tend to be greener, it's not because of sunburn and bad seafood. Dr. Michael J Tarr has discovered that we are, in fact, gender-specifically tinted.
Dec 13, 2008 | 8:06Quirks and Quarks Captive Elephants Audio
Quirks and Quarks Captive Elephants Dec 13, 2008 | 8:06There's been a long-standing debate about whether zoos are a good thing or not for elephants. On one hand, captive animals don't have to deal with food shortages, disease or drought; on the other hand, they're often separated from their family group, put in a relatively confined space and moved from one zoo to the next.
Dec 13, 2008 | 8:38Quirks and Quarks Spider Size Doesn't Matter Audio
Quirks and Quarks Spider Size Doesn't Matter Dec 13, 2008 | 8:38There is perhaps no better testament to the male sex-drive than the perseverence of the male redback spider. Not only will male redbacks court females for several hours for a chance to mate, they do it despite the fact that copulation is lethal for them. Female redbacks dine on their mate once they have been fertilized. However, that's no deterrent; males still clamour to get a mate.
Dec 13, 2008 | 8:56Quirks and Quarks Sipping Snakes Audio
Quirks and Quarks Sipping Snakes Dec 13, 2008 | 8:56Sea snakes had been thought, like other sea animals, to drink sea water when thirsty. Not so, according to Dr. Harvey Lillywhite. Sea snakes must find fresh water, even when at sea.
Dec 13, 2008 | 9:13Quirks and Quarks Mandible Mayhem Audio
Quirks and Quarks Mandible Mayhem Dec 13, 2008 | 9:13Termites are mild-mannered little creatures, hiding away in their mounds, peacefully chewing up wood. They do have to defend themselves, though, and it turns out they're very good at it.