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Insects and Bugs: Fun Facts

A slug has four noses.

The mayfly only lives for 8 hours.

A snail can sleep for 3 years straight.

A mosquito flaps its wings 500 times a second.

A cockroach can live for up to 3 weeks without its head.

Night butterflies have ears on their wings so they can avoid bats.

There is only one insect that can turn its head — the praying mantis. The female black widow’s poison is 15 times deadlier than a rattlesnake’s. The honeybee has to travel an average of 43,000 miles to collect enough nectar to make a pound of honey.


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