Road Trip Wednesday is a ‘Blog Carnival,’ where YA Highway's contributors post a weekly writing- or reading-related question and answer it on their blogs. You can hop from destination to destination and get everybody's unique take on the topic.
This Week's Topic:
What is the strangest/weirdest thing you've ever researched?
I do a lot of research for my stories, everything from the anatomy of a cheetah to yin yang to Succubus to the Bernoulli spiral, but I think the weirdest thing I've ever researched...
The woolly bear caterpillar
For my superhero WIP, I needed an animal that was uh, very cold-natured (don't ask), and this little guy worked. Woolly bear caterpillars can freeze their insides to withstand Arctic temperatures of up to ninety below. Cool, huh?
Any eccentricities in YOUR google searches? Check out the other YA Highway folks to see what they said.
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