Ep 34: Bring Out Your Dead!
BewilderBeastsApril 26, 2021x
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Ep 34: Bring Out Your Dead!

Ep 34: Bring Out Your Dead!

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Today's episode covers three stories of how animals intersect with human death or death prevention, including forensic entomology (the use of bugs to solve crime), a dog who stayed at his owners final resting space for 14 years, and how tree frogs can inspire advancements in human organ donation. Let's go!

Crime solving bugs:
Case files discussed in today's episode https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/sdut-forensic-entymology-bugs-murders-2015jan10-story.html
University of Florida Entomology and Nematologydepartment on the life cycle of a fly http://entnemdept.ufl.edu/creatures/urban/flies/house_fly.HTM

Greyfriar's Bobby:
https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/greyfriars-bobby

https://www.introducingedinburgh.com/greyfriars-bobby

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/5637/greyfriars_bobby

"Animal Stories: Heartwarming true tales from the animal kingdom" by Jane Yolen with her kids, Heidi, Adam and Jason Stemple and beautiful illustrations by Jui Ishida. https://www.janeyolen.com/animal-stories/


Pee and Pixie Sticks:
https://www.breakthroughs.com/health-tomorrow/nature%E2%80%99s-antifreeze-holds-answer-preserving-human-organs#:~:text=The%20wood%20frog%20is%20built,in%20vital%20organs%20from%20freezing.

https://youmatter.world/en/definition/definitions-what-is-biomimicry-definition-examples/

https://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Structural_Biochemistry/Unique_Properties/Expansion_upon_Freezing#:~:text=When%20frozen%2C%20water%20molecules%20take,dense%20than%20the%20liquid%20water.&text=Thus%20water%20expands%20as%20it%20freezes%2C%20and%20ice%20floats%20atop%20water.
 

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