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Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Amazing Facts About Arthropods

Amazing Facts About Arthropods 

There are 1.1 million species of arthropods. Let's explore the world of insects and discover and learn some amazing facts.

1.      Aphids are born pregnant without the benefit of sex. Aphids can give birth 10 days after being born themselves.
2.      No two human beings have the same fingerprint; likewise, no two spider webs are the same.
3.      Man can survive for 40 days without food but not without water but an adult bedbug can survive up to one year without feeding.
4.      Asian hornet's sting has a higher concentration of the pain-causing chemical called Acetylcholine than any other stinging insect and an enzyme in its venom can dissolve human tissue.
5.      A typical bed usually houses over 6 billion dust mites. That's why the bed is said to be the dirtiest part of the house.

1 comment:

  1. Wow! Interesting information, Nobert, particularly about the bedbugs.

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