MadSci Network: Zoology

Re: How much wood could a woodchuck truly chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood

Date: Tue May 16 08:59:05 2000
Posted By: Eric Maass, Director, semiconductors / communication products
Area of science: Zoology
ID: 957856884.Zo

A wood chuck could chuck two to eleven pounds of wood, if a woodchuck could chuck its own weight.

According to a Wall Street Journal article referenced here, Richard Thomas, a wildlife expert from New York, estimated that a woodchuck moves about 700 pounds of dirt in building its, he estimated that over that same time and effort, a woodchuck could chuck 700 pounds of wood if a woodchuck could chuck wood.

...and, of course, there are the conventional ( link defunct as of 8/22/2006) tongue twister answers...

If youi want to learn a bit more about woodchucks, also known as ground hogs (yes, they have their own day!), and also known as marmots, please feel free to check out this website.

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