Random Cool Facts

Random Cool Facts

1.In the U.S. wasps kill more people than snakes, spiders and scorpions combined.

2.There are more insects in one square mile of rural land than there are human beings on the entire earth.

3.Monarch butterflies feed on the poisonous sap of the milkweed plant-birds who then eat the butterflies get quite sick

4.There are more than 900,000 known species of insects in the world

5.Beetles taste like apples, wasps like pine nuts, and worms like fried bacon.

4.A dragonfly has a lifespan of 24 hours

5.The color a head louse as an adult can depend on the color of the person's hair in which it is living.

6.A tabanid fly, related to horse flies, has been clocked at 90 miles per hour.

7.Only full-grown male crickets can chirp

8.The queen of a termite colony may lay 6,000 to 7,000 eggs per day, and may live 15 to 50 years.

9.A cockroach can live without its head for about 9 days. After that it dies of starvation

10.The total distance of the many trips honey bees travel to produce a pound of honey is about equal to twice the distance around the world.

11.The largest ants in the world can be found in Brazil; though, they only measure about 1 1/4 inches long.

12.Scientists have documented more than 150,000 species of wasps, bees and ants

13.Crickets are good temperature reader as its chirps differ according to the weather. People know whether its hot or cold depending on the chirps crickets make.

14.The Queen bee is the only bee that can lay eggs; there is only one bee in each hive.

15.The average mosquito has 47 teeth - but it's the mosquito's sharp proboscis that'll make you itch.

16.A drone is a male bee or ant. His only job in life is to mate with the queen

17.In 1990, about seventy percent of the population of Tanzania was infected with malaria-transmitted by mosquitoes.

18.In Africa, army ants can cause the evacuation of an entire village

18.Tapeworms range in size from about 0.04 inch to more than 50 feet in length

19.Some worms will eat themselves if they can’t find any food!

20.Blister beetles, sometimes call Spanish flies, are said to smell like mice.

21.Fleas that can leap eight hundred times farther than their body length.

22.Killer bees live in colonies with as many as 80,000 other bees; they are quick to get excited and attack in great swarms.

23.Cockroaches are known to carry such diseases as polio, typhoid, gastroenteritis and hepatitis.

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