Your friendly neighborhood librarians are back with a brand new episode answering some rather interesting questions. In this episode, we explore how well water filters filter out different parasites and bacteria, why Meowth (a Scratch Cat Pokemon) can speak in English, and just how strong a lion’s bite is.
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Concerning the Scratch Cat Meowth...
The Pokemon Company. (n.d.). Meowth: Pokédex: More at Pokemon.com. Pokemon. Retrieved September 20, 2021, from https://www.pokemon.com/us/pokedex/meowth\.
Shudo, T. (Writer), Sakai, H. (Animation Director), & Suzuki, T. (Assistant Director). (1998, November 12). Go West Young Meowth (Season 1, Episode 70) [TV series episode]. Pokémon: Indigo League. TV Tokyo.
Takegami, J. (Writer), Iwane, M. (Animation Director), & Asada, Y. (Assistant Director). (1999, May 31). Meowth Rules! (Season 2, Episode 98) [TV series episode]. Pokémon: Adventures in the Orange Islands. TV Tokyo.
Concerning water bottle filters...
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2015, April 3). A guide to water filters. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Retrieved September 21, 2021, from https://www.cdc.gov/parasites/crypto/gen_info/filters.html.
Johnson, A. (2020, June 25). Ultimate Guide to Maroon Bells in Colorado. Day Hikes Near Denver. Retrieved September 21, 2021, from https://dayhikesneardenver.com/maroon-bells-colorado/.
MacKenzie, G., & McCarty, M. (n.d.). How to choose a water filter or purifier. Choosing a Backpacking Water Filter | REI Co-op. Retrieved September 20, 2021, from https://www.rei.com/learn/expert-advice/water-treatment-backcountry.html.
Johnson, A., & *, N. (2020, June 25). Ultimate Guide to Maroon Bells in Colorado. Day Hikes Near Denver. Retrieved August 10, 2021, from https://dayhikesneardenver.com/maroon-bells-colorado/.
Concerning the bite of a lion...
Handwerk, B. (2021, May 4). Crocodiles have strongest bite ever measured, hands-on tests show. Animals. Retrieved September 20, 2021, from https://www.nationalgeographic.com/animals/article/120315-crocodiles-bite-force-erickson-science-plos-one-strongest.
Hill, S. (2019, August 23). 10 most powerful animal bites on the planet. Popular Science. Retrieved September 20, 2021, from https://www.popsci.com/10-most-powerful-animal-bites-on-planet/.
Immediate Media Company Limited. (n.d.). Top 10: Which animals have the strongest bite? BBC Science Focus Magazine. Retrieved September 20, 2021, from https://www.sciencefocus.com/nature/top-10-which-animals-have-the-strongest-bite/.
Learish, J. (2018, October 20). The 20 deadliest animals on Earth, ranked (warning: Graphic images). CBS News. Retrieved September 20, 2021, from https://www.cbsnews.com/pictures/the-20-deadliest-animals-on-earth-ranked/.
National Geographic Kids. (n.d.). Lion. Animals. Retrieved September 20, 2021, from https://kids.nationalgeographic.com/animals/mammals/facts/lion.
Pariona, A. (2020, April 28). What animals kill the most humans each year? WorldAtlas. Retrieved September 20, 2021, from https://www.worldatlas.com/articles/the-animals-that-kill-most-humans.html.
WWF. (n.d.). Top 10 facts about lions. WWF. Retrieved September 20, 2021, from https://www.wwf.org.uk/learn/fascinating-facts/lions.