Friday, September 4, 2009

Insect Trivia

From The Ultimate Book of Useless Information

Mosquitoes are attracted to the color blue more than twice as much as to any other single color.

The average caterpillar has 248 muscles in its head.

The mayfly lives only six hours, but its eggs take three years to hatch.

Only two animal species wage war on their own kind - ants and humans.

Termites can eat through wood twice as fast when listening to rock music.

Slugs travel at a top speed of .007 miles per hour, can stretch to eleven times their length, and have twenty-seven thousand teeth to help eat their food.

A snail can sleep for three years.

The world's termites outweight the world's humans by ten to one.

Some ribbon worms wil eat themselves if they cannot find food.

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