In many cultures, some foods might seem strange to us. In Southeast Asia, people eat roasted insects on the streets, and in communities in Mexico, they eat crickets. Although for some people eating these things may sound strange, for others, it is their daily routine and a good source of protein. This girl had her good nutritional portion when she didn’t realize that there was a special ingredient in her cookies.
It’s partly true nothing happens if you dip your pinkie for a second into the red-hot lead. There is one condition — you need to dip it into the water first. The water between the skin and the metal will evaporate, creating a vapor layer, so it will repel metal for a second. Still, you don’t want to perform this stunt.
Pests are a common problem that many homeowners face, and it would be great if tiny “no bugs allowed” signs would help, but, unfortunately, they don’t. What’s even worse is that pests can damage property, spread diseases, and even cause allergies. Fortunately, there are many pest control products available on the market today, especially affordable ones, on Amazon. Whether you have an indoor or outdoor pest problem, a rodent or insect infestation, or need a safe and natural pest control solution, you can find them all in this article.
Poor Pete. Pete is so scared of bugs all he wants is to find a place on Earth where he can be safe from them. After years of research and traveling, he eventually finds the place to go: Antarctica! Pete makes it there, confident that bugs wouldn’t survive in the cold. Ahhhhhhh! Little did he know that insects are on every continent of this planet. Well, not really. He was kind of right about Antarctica: it isn’t home to a lot of bugs. In fact, there is only one true species of insect that calls this place home: it’s a wingless midge called Belgica antarctica. This fly is tiny [0.08 to 0.23 inches long], but it’s still Antarctica’s largest terrestrial bug.
Baltic Amber is some of the most common resins found in the world. The “resin” for this is that due to the vast forests of pine, their numerous deposits are so common they provide wonderful treasures from long ago.
You think your bedroom is empty, but there’s something hidden inside. Secretly a bed bug is resting. While inactive during the day, their keen instincts identify the moment you’ve gone to bed, as you breathe deeply you emit large amounts of carbon dioxide. This lures the bed bug out, like a dinner bell.
If you’ve ever watched a cartoon about an elephant, you’ve surely noticed a scene where this huge animal is running from a small mouse. That’s because the myth surrounding them — the one about elephants being scared of mice — is as big and powerful as these animals are. It turns out elephants do not have any particular dread of these small rodents. But they don’t see well and tend to move a bit slowly. So, they may be spooked by a faster-moving animal or even a bird if they are caught off guard. Speaking of myths surrounding animals, we’ve all been told at one point that bats are blind.
Arrgh, they keep coming out of nowhere. Mosquitoes are among the most common insects globally, with over 2,500 species buzzing, annoying and biting people. It seems like you can’t escape their silent presence, and their incognito nibbles wherever you go. However, there is one place you can go where you don’t have to sleep under a protective net or keep bug spray next to you. Drum roll, please.... Ta-da! Iceland.
Did you know that chickens can jump and fly too? Domestication of the chicken dates back to at least 2000 BCE. They do have the required feathers and muscles to fly, but they don’t do it much anymore, hundreds of years after they were domesticated. But if you give them the right motivation, they can do that.
So, you drive along a desert road when suddenly you feel a bump like you hit something. You stop the car and look in the rearview mirror. Nothing. Weird. You get out of the car and take a good look at the road — and that’s when you see it.A large black and white bug is hurrying across the road. It has a slightly flattened shape, as if... wait, did you just drive your car over it, and it’s still alive?
[SFX: “Huge red monsters! Stay at home! Close all the windows and doors!”] The blare of a loudspeaker chimes throughout the area. You jump out of bed, confused. The alarm call continues: [SFX: “Keep indoors! Huge red monsters!”]You run out to the balcony and look down. Police cars, ambulances, and even fire trucks with roaring sirens swerve down the road. People run along the sidewalk shouting, “Ants!!!”
The animal kingdom is full of tales and stories. And each creature holds facts and myths that can sometimes be difficult to look past. We always assume owls are wise and that dolphins are happy animals who enjoy entertaining humans. All these stereotypes are based on ancient cultures, kids’ stories, or cartoons, but many of them have no basis in truth.
Forget about toxic repellents that can put your family’s health in danger. We discovered that plants and flowers don’t just clean the air and help you fall asleep, but they can also repel bugs and mosquitoes from your house. Some of them have a strong scent, and others have a chemical compound that only bugs can smell, but all of them are beautiful and can be both decorative and beneficial to us.
Wildlife is so vast and diverse that we couldn’t learn everything about it in our lifetime. Sometimes, we encounter facts that go beyond our understanding. Could you ever imagine that gray kangaroos are left-handed or that polar bears are partly invisible?
Prairie dogs, much like humans, have their own language to communicate. Not only that, animals can actually feel jealousy too! There are lots of human behaviors that some species in the animal kingdom share with us. In this article, we will discuss some of them with you. We at Bright Side have gathered 15 interesting behaviors that are common between humans and animals, and we would like to share them with you.
Baking soda is one of those often ignored powerful allies that everyone has at home: we use it for cleaning, to disinfect food, and even for aesthetic purposes, but we can also use it to take care of our garden.
Thanks to evolution, many species have found different ways to protect themselves from outside threats. Some of them may make warning colors when they see predators while others may fake their identity. Speaking of self-protection, let’s take a look at a creature who has found a unique way to stay “hidden.”
Baby powder, also known as talcum powder, can solve so many problems. This magical tool can do far more than just soften your baby’s skin. You can apply some under your arms on a hot day to avoid sweating, and it will even have your armpits smelling great! You can also use it as pet shampoo, and it can even eliminate those nasty odors emanating from your shoes.
Our world is so diverse that it’s just impossible to know about everything, even if you have a huge library. We, for example, didn’t know that ants are able to build temporary bridges using their bodies to make sure others can get across. And now we know what happens to a boiled egg if you forget about it for 20 years.
Have you ever wondered how to get rid of the annoying bugs that live in your house? We all want to keep our houses pest-free, but the chemical pesticides we can get from stores are way too toxic and harmful to use anywhere near your home, family, and pets. If these chemicals can kill insects, surely they cannot be good for us, and it’s better to use something natural and safe to repel bugs and insects whenever possible.
Sometimes it seems that you’ve seen so much in this life that nothing will be able to surprise you ever again. And then you accidentally overheard someone mention something amazing, like the fact that hippopotamus milk is actually pink. That’s right.
Being a scientist is fun, conducting new experiments every day, some of them totally crazy — like counting all the ants on Earth, asking a dolphin to speak on the phone, or watching butterflies in an earthquake. We at Bright Side know that such experiments can prove incredible facts, so we chose those we considered the best to share with you.