The Japanese believe that being reincarnated as a mosquito is the punishment for living a criminal life. Thus, the fate of the immoral in the next life is to be a worthless plague on humanity, despised by all and eventually swatted.
The annoying buzz of a mosquito's wings is said to be between the musical keys of D and F. This is told to us by those folks who are gifted with perfect pitch.
Butterflies can see red, green, and yellow.
Entomophagy....look it up!!!
A leech has 32 brains.
A slug has four noses.
A turtle can breathe through its butt.
An ant can detect a movement through 5 centimeters of earth.
Being unmarried can shorten a man's life by ten years.
In 1982, a cactus in Phoenix, Arizona killed a man. David Grundman fired two shotgun blasts at a giant saguaro cactus that ended up falling on top of him.
In November 1999, two women were killed by a lightning bolt. The underwire located in their bras acted as a electrical conductors, and when the lightning bolt hit the bra they left burn marks on their chest. ---mental note, don't buy underwire bras--
One billion seconds is about 32 years. -geez...that would make me really old!
The average day is actually 23 hours, 56 minutes and 4.09 seconds. We have a leap year every four years to make up for this shortfall.
The average four year-old child asks over four hundred questions a day.
The longest engagement lasted 67 years, and the couple ended up marrying when they were 82 years old.
The strike note of the Liberty Bell in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania is e-flat.