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Mysterious Mima mounds

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One of the world's weirdest landscapes, Mima mounds are found on every continent but Antarctica. These rounded little hills are spaced evenly on flat grasslands,…Read More »





covering the prairie like upended egg cartons. Their origin has defied explanation, but recent research suggests burrowing gophers, working individually for generations, build the mounds in 500 to 700 years.   Less «
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