Insects Facts

Bees who are drunk from fermented nectar have many more flying accidents than sober ones and can sometimes forget how to get back to their hive, dying as a result. Even if they make it back to the hive they can be rounded on by other bees who punish the drunken bee by chewing off its legs.

Insects Facts

Think your husband is delicious? Well, Praying Mantis’ do! After a female and a male mate, the female eats the male. They first bite the head off and eat it completely.

If you rub a grasshopper’s hind leg for five seconds every minute for four hours, it will trigger its brain to transform, swarm, and become locust..

Since many female insects mate just once in their lives, insect populations can be controlled by releasing swarms of sterile males into the wild; the females mate with them, never have babies, and die. The method has eradicated populations of dangerous insects in several regions.

Hendrik Helmer from Australia, awoke a few nights ago to find that his ear canal had been invaded by a large insect. First he tried to suck it out with a vacuum cleaner, then to flush it out with water. But nothing worked. Finally, he was in so much pain that he went to the hospital, where doctors poured oil on the insect, a nearly inch-long cockroach, which pushed itself even deeper into Helmer’s ear before it finally died. Once the bug had stopped struggling, a doctor pulled it out with forceps.

Waxing and shaving of the pubic hair is killing off the population of crab lice.

In 1875 a swarm of locusts 1800 miles long and 110 miles wide swarmed through the western U.S., causing $200M in crop damage. At 12.5 trillion insects, it was the largest concentration of animals ever seen. Less than 30 years later the species had vanished, and was declared extinct in 1902.