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Adrian J. Hunter
1327776.  Thu Aug 01, 2019 7:42 am Reply with quote

On Feb 27, 2019 you tweeted, "Wombats can run at a speed of up to 25 miles per hour for 90 seconds." I believe this is false. The claim seems to have originated in this unsourced edit to Wikipedia from 2006. When asked for a source, the contributor seemed to imply they were going by their memory of a book they'd read earlier. According to ABC Science, a Wombat "can maintain 40 kilometres an hour for 150 metres", which corresponds to 13.5 seconds.

 
Jenny
1327783.  Thu Aug 01, 2019 11:36 am Reply with quote

We love a good quibble! Welcome to the forums Adrian :-)

 

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