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Sunday, 4 August 2013

Bug

The word bug originally (around 1425) meant an object of terror, a hobgoblin or a scarecrow. It was only first applied to insects and similar creatures almost 200 years later

England's King George III appointed an official bug-taker to clear the Palace of lice and fleas. A certain Andrew Cook, the Kings Catcher, advertised in the Public Advertiser his eminent role in response to claims of a rival who is portrayed himself as "Bug-Destroyer to the Majesty."

The biggest bug in the world is the Goliath Beetle which can weigh up to 3.5 ounces and be 4.5 inches long.

The katydid bug hears through holes in its hind legs.

The leaf bug of ceylon (phyllum sicci folium) has legs and antennae the color and shape of leaves, has indentations on its body like the vein marks on a leaf, and hangs from branches, swaying in the breeze exactly like a leaf.

A ‘tardigrade’ is a practically invincible type of bug that was shot to space to see how it would survive. It came back totally fine.

While all true bugs have sucking mouthparts and most feed on sap, some suck body fluids.

Bugs often end up on their backs when they die because blood flow decreases and their legs deflate, making them top heavy.

According to Scientist, the average person eats about two pounds of bugs a year when they accidentally get ground up in foods like peanut butter and spaghetti sauce. They are actually full of protein.

There are 1.5 million bugs for every human on the planet.

Source Daily Express

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