Dead myths

I have warmed to the section of the NYTimes where they explore “claims�? that are really popular myths. Here we learn that an oak’s annual acorn production does not predict the severity of the coming winter, but reflects the abundance of the previous spring and summer—including whether the weather was good for flowering and pollination, too.

Was this also true in the Hundred Acre Wood? Scientific logic says yes, but perhaps that’s just a myth….


  1. Pooh (natch) says:

    And does eating thistles make you sad and gloomy, or do you eat thistles because you’re sad and gloomy?

    “Knock if an answer is required, ring if an answer is not required.”

  2. Sammy says:

    Heavy thoughts emanate from the Hundred Acre Wood….

  3. mouse's moom says:

    I thought that the Hundred Acre Wood sounded a bit familiar. Trespassers W?