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Black bears rate minivans as top dining vehicle
October 14, 2009 10:02AM
"The minivan earned this dubious distinction for a variety of reasons, but the primary one was this: Minivans reek of food."

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-bears14-2009oct14,0,6402864.story
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October 14, 2009 11:01AM
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quicksilver
"The minivan earned this dubious distinction for a variety of reasons, but the primary one was this: Minivans reek of food."

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-bears14-2009oct14,0,6402864.story



Sounds like ripe fruit for a Fabreze commercial.
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October 17, 2009 11:53PM
Why did it take so long for the researchers to release the research? If I had to count only up to 908 and tell someone two years later that I was able to count to 908, well, I soaked someone of their money for two years.


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October 18, 2009 12:31AM
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Vince
Why did it take so long for the researchers to release the research?

They wanted to mess with your mind.
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October 18, 2009 01:17AM
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Vince
Why did it take so long for the researchers to release the research? If I had to count only up to 908 and tell someone two years later that I was able to count to 908, well, I soaked someone of their money for two years.


The research was published in a peer-reviewed, legitimate scientific publication:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Journal_of_Mammalogy
http://www.mammalsociety.org/pubjom/index.html
In addition, I wouldn't be surprised if the funding agency (in this case, the U.S.Department of Agriculture) first required an internal peer-review before the article could be submitted to the JoM editor for consideration. Oftentimes it will take many (up to 6 is not unusual) months for journal reviewers to respond with their comments and suggestions for changes. If the changes are extensive, the editor may send the article back to the reviewers for re-evaluation. Once the article is accepted for publication, it goes into a queue for space in the journal (usually based on the initial date of submission to the journal). Before final publication, a proof copy is sent to the first author for final review/corrections.

It is hardly unusual for this entire process to take 1-2 years. (This is not your Mr. Write-Something-for-a-Newspaper process or a Limbaugh Rant.)


Here is a link to the full text of the article:
http://www.asmjournals.org/perlserv/?request=get-document&doi=10.1644%2F08-MAMM-A-056.1



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 10/18/2009 01:27AM by szalkowski.
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