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Also in this week's column: Why are opera singers fat? Why can't we agree on the names for phobias? What makes a wound stop bleeding? Why don't humans molt? Asked by Lisa Blumfield, age 10, of New York City Most people think birds molt and humans don't. That's because birds have feathers and humans have hairs. But humans …


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  1. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Reinventing English?

    I always thought "moulting" was spelt with a "u" in it...

    Or did I sign up to by mistake? ;o)

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward


    I've always associated moulting with Springtime and pet fur covered furniture, rather than a continual process. Maybe thats what Lisa was asking ?

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