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Tumbling along

Meet the world's most successful tumbleweed saleswoman

December 13, 2011

A few months ago, Scienceline got interested in tumbleweeds. After lots of research and a few confused phone calls with Western movie historians, we were pointed to a place called Prairie Tumbleweed Farm. Want to buy a tumbleweed? Prairie Tumbleweed Farms has you, and the rest of the world, covered. Hear their surprising story in this week’s Scienceline podcast.

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About the Author

Rose Eveleth graduated from the University of California, San Diego with a B.S. in ecology and a minor in writing. She spent the last four years there poking around in labs, studying krill, climbing trees, riding bikes and perfecting her fish doodles. A sucker for being lost in strange places, she recently wandered her way through Costa Rica, Portugal, Tokyo and Bonaire and is excited to take her wandering to the epicenter of strange places, New York City.

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3 Comments

Presley says:

Awesome story. Thanks for sharing.

Kathy says:

:-) Still the same low-tech html site I discovered years ago.

I.’m in love with internet. so I really want to know more & work more for yahoo..com & google.com. Infact, I want serve to show appreciation.Thanls. jennifer befauz.

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