How much wood could a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?

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  • 700 pounds correct

    Richard Thomas, a New York state wildlife conservation officer, decided to find the answer to an age-old question: "How much wood could a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?" Chucking wood is not something a woodchuck would normally do. As a burrowing rodent, chucking dirt around is more a woodchuck thing. Thomas calculated the typical size of a woodchuck burrow and calculated the critter had to move 35 square feet of soil to make the burrow. Knowing the weight of a cubic foot of soil is 20 pounds, he concluded a woodchuck, if so inclined, could chuck 700 pounds of wood, thus answering the age-old question. Source: ThoughtCo.com

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