I was recently given the opportunity to review the Platypus edition of The Curiosity Files series from The Old Schoolhouse. While I have used TOS materials in the past, I was not aware of The Curiosity Files and I must say, "Boy, have I been missing out"! There are currently 11 editions in the series, ranging in price from $1 to $6.95 for each downloadable e-book. The Platypus edition is $6.95.
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A few amazing facts my children learned about the platypus:
- The male can deliver venom via a spur located on their hind feet.
- They are in the Monotremata order which means they are mammals that lay eggs!
- They have a special sense called "electroreception" that they use to locate their prey (mostly shrimp, worms, and other small animals).
- They are the only mammals that swim by rowing with their webbed front feet.
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