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Strange and Interesting Facts About Bugs

Strange and Interesting Facts About Bugs

By Jacques de Bug - 01/24/14

Things that make you go hmmmmm. Some of these might make your skin crawl.

Bug facts:

  • While gathering food, a bee may fly up to 60 miles in one day.
  • Termites eat through wood two times faster when listening to rock music.
  • Houseflies can taste with their feet — they have taste buds on them.
  • It takes about one hundred Monarch Butterflies to weigh an ounce.
  • The queen of a certain termite species can lay 40,000 eggs per day.
  • To survive the cold of winter months, many insects replace their body water with a chemical called glycerol, which acts as an antifreeze against the temperatures.
  • For every human there are about 1 million ants.
  • Mosquitoes have killed more humans than all the wars in history.
  • A house fly lives for only 14 days.
  • You are more likely to be killed by a Champagne cork than by a poisonous spider.
  • Bed bugs can live for several months without a blood meal. This means they can linger in furniture for a long time until they are near a human host again.
  • All insects on Earth would outweigh all animals if put on a scale.


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