Can Alligators Swim?

Guest Post Alligators are large reptiles that live and swim in water such as ponds, lakes and canals. These reptiles are predators that help balance the ecological system by providing other animals with habitats in which they can thrive. Identification Alligators often dig dens underneath the water, where they live and seek shelter from the …

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Can Alligators Climb Trees?

A wealth of anecdotal stories regarding the ability of alligators to climb trees certainly exists. Photographs showing alligators standing on their hind legs leaning against houses seem to corroborate this myth. According to the University of Michigan’s Museum of Zoology, alligators are able to scrabble up river banks on their short legs and dig burrows …

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Are Alligators Reptiles?

Guest Post Alligators are carnivorous reptiles than live in areas of water such as lakes and ponds. While alligators prefer to live in fresh water, they can also been found living in brackish water. These reptiles are nocturnal and feed mainly during the nighttime hours. Identification While most species of reptiles have 3-chambered hearts, an …

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How to Organize a Refrigerator

Living in an age where streamlining and energy saving are important, self-organization is the key to both. In any modern kitchen, organization starts with the central appliance, the refrigerator. Organize as You Go Organizing your refrigerator begins even as you walk into your kitchen with groceries to unpack. As bags of food items are brought …

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How to Clean Condenser Coils at the Back of the Fridge

To clean refrigerator coils, pull the appliance out from the wall, reveal the coils by removing the cover panel, then clean out all dirt and dust using the long nozzle on your vacuum cleaner. You many need to push up on the legs of the refrigerator, if it has any, to set it on its wheels before …

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How Much Electricity Does a Compact Refrigerator Use?

A basic 120 V mini refrigerator uses approximately 90 watts of power, or about as much as a standard light bulb. More Info: Overall, this averages out to a little over 230 kilowatt hours per year. Depending on how much your power company charges, this could cost you anywhere from $20 to $30 per year. …

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How Long Does It Take to Thaw a Turkey in the Refrigerator?

Frozen turkeys take twenty-four hours for each five pounds of meat to thaw in the refrigerator. More Info: The best way to thaw a turkey in the refrigerator is to leave it in its original packaging and place it on a cookie sheet or platter in the refrigerator. Never thaw a turkey at room temperature, as …

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Who Invented the Microwave Oven?

The microwave oven offers a way to eat food quickly, warm up those leftover slices of pizza and turn any Hot Pocket into a frozen lava cookie. A faster way to cook revolutionized home-cooked meals, allowing for entire dinners to be prepared and frozen for later consumption. That idea wasn’t exactly the thought of Percy …

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Are Microwave Ovens Safe?

In movies about the future, food is often ideally delivered with the press of a button down a shoot or otherwise appearing ready to eat with no fuss of cooking. Microwave ovens are the current way that millions cook their food without going through all of those pots and pans at the end of the …

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What Not to Put Down a Garbage Disposal

Never put grease, hard food items, fibrous materials, non-food items, or contaminated food into a garbage disposal. More Info: Many have the misconception that you can send anything food related down the disposal. The notion that it will grind up anything and everything and wash it away is incorrect. Most garbage disposal systems are designed to grind …

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