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Sunday, 3 August 2014

Cricket (Insect)

The ears of crickets and their close relatives are located on the front legs, just below the knee.

Crickets use the hair on their legs to hear low-frequency sounds. They use the hair to sense the air motions, which enables them to detect the distant low sounds.

The wart-biter cricket got its name from an old practice in which people used it to bite off warts.

At the inaugural cricket-spitting contest in Marshfield, Wisconsin, in 2009, Brian Johnsrud spat a dead cricket 22ft 8in.

There is relationship between the air temperature and the rate at which crickets chirp. It was formulated by Amos Dolbear and published in 1897 in an article called "The Cricket as a Thermometer".  To get a rough estimate of the temperature in degrees fahrenheit, count the number of chirps in 14 seconds and then add 40.

Only male crickets chirp.

Crickets contain half the fat and a third more protein than beef - and they produce 100 times fewer greenhouse gases.

Source Daily Express

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