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BUG TRIVIA (From the Bug Book and the Bug Bottle)
--Honeybees have to visit over 250,000 flowers to make a pound of honey.
--If a flea were as big as a man, it could easily jump over a skyscraper.
--Certain beetles can lift more than 30 times their own weight (about the same as a person lifting 20 cars).
--Water strider insects secrete a type of oil from their foot segments that repels water and keeps their feet dry.
--The praying mantis is the only insect in the world that can turn its head around to look behind itself.
--Comparatively speaking, if a man had legs as long as a daddy-longlegs, he would stand 40 feet off the ground.
--Flies land on you to drink your perspiration.
--During her lifetime, the Queen ant in a large nest may lay over a million eggs.
--The diving beetle gets its underwater air from an air bubble carried under its wings.
--When you see a firefly flashing, it is the male firefly signaling to the female fireflies on the ground.
Excerpted from The Bug Book & The Bug Bottle. Copyright (c) 1987. Reprinted with permission by Workman Publishing.