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Why Are Insects in Australia So Big?

Why Are Insects in Australia So Big?
Animals
3 months ago

Have you ever noticed how insects seem to get bigger in certain parts of the world? Take Australia and the Amazon rainforest, for example. They’re notorious for having some of the largest and creepiest crawlies around. What’s the deal with these hotspots of insect activity? Warmth plays a part in insect growth, but it’s not the only factor at play. You won’t get bugs that large out in the desert, for instance, despite the heat. The real secret lies in their access to water. In tropical and subtropical environments, there’s usually plenty of moisture to go around, which means a year-round supply of delicious snacks.

9 Amazon Choice Products to Shoo Your Pest Problem Away

9 Amazon Choice Products to Shoo Your Pest Problem Away
Shopping
9 months ago

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.

30+ Cool Things From Amazon That Will Get Your Entire Family Put Their Phones Down

30+ Cool Things From Amazon That Will Get Your Entire Family Put Their Phones Down
Shopping
10 months ago

Bet that you’re constantly battling with your family over screen time. We get it — the average person spends a staggering 3 hours and 15 minutes glued to their phone, checking it a whopping 58 times a day! But fear not, there’s still hope for quality family time. We’ve curated a list of 34 cool items that will make your family happily take their eyes off screens and enjoy some exciting time. Say goodbye to digital distractions with our top picks from Amazon.

Why These Mars Rocks Astonished Scientists

Why These Mars Rocks Astonished Scientists
Curiosities
3 months ago

The year 2022 was rich in amazing discoveries. Let’s have a look at the most impressive of them! The newest of NASA’s rovers, Perseverance, keeps exploring the surface of the Red Planet. Right now, it’s hunting for signs of ancient life in the Jezero crater. That’s a 28-mile-wide impact crater. It was likely once filled with water. While trekking across the crater’s floor, the rover spotted several surprising things. One of them was a weird purple coating on a few rocks. It was strangely similar to rock varnish formed by microbes on our planet.

Put Strawberries in Salt Water, See What Happens Next

Put Strawberries in Salt Water, See What Happens Next
Cooking
7 months ago

Washing your food is definitely the way to make sure it’s bug-free right? Mmmmm, not really. Next time you’re biting into a strawberry, try to forget what else you could be munching on as well!Soaking your strawberries in saltwater before eating them can help get rid of any pests left living on the fruit. You put them in the saltwater, returning a short time later.What you find on your strawberries is something more like a scary movie than a delicious treat! Little maggots crawling all over your fresh delicacy! What’s going on here?

Mystery of Nazca Lines May Finally Be Solved

Mystery of Nazca Lines May Finally Be Solved
Curiosities
4 months ago

If you ever fly over the deserts of southern Peru, you’ll notice distinct white lines against the rusty red background. Look closer, and you’ll see some clear shapes: straight lines, rectangles, triangles, swirls... It seems like they are parts of huge drawings. You notice a monkey, a whale, a condor, a hummingbird, and whatnot.

7 Halloween Decorations That Will Turn Your House Into a Spooky Castle

7 Halloween Decorations That Will Turn Your House Into a Spooky Castle
Shopping
year ago

Halloween is coming up, and it’s time to think about decorations that will add up to the festive mood of this spooky holiday. Amazon is a good place to satisfy your Halloween needs because you can find all sorts of outdoor and indoor decorations, from giant spiders that climb down your walls to cute and clumsy witches that crash on your porch or trees.

11 Animals That Break the Stereotypes of What We Think About Them

11 Animals That Break the Stereotypes of What We Think About Them
Animals
2 years ago

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.

5 Creatures That Can Crawl In Through Your Toilet and How to Stop Them

5 Creatures That Can Crawl In Through Your Toilet and How to Stop Them
Home
year ago

If you are wondering why bugs and other pests pay your bathroom a visit, it’s because of all the moisture. And when we’re talking about the toilet seat, in particular, many people fail to clean it consistently and in detail. Flushing isn’t enough, since there is the residue left behind and that is enough to attract all the wrong guests.

15+ Times When People’s Logic Decided to Take a Short Vacation

15+ Times When People’s Logic Decided to Take a Short Vacation
Curiosities
10 months ago

Scientists claim that a fear of failure tops the list of things most people are afraid of. Being afraid of doing something wrong turned out to be even stronger than a fear of spiders. But there are people who fail so gracefully and without any fear, that we could probably learn a lesson or 2 from them. And today we made them the heroes of our article.

8 Signs That Bugs Have Moved Into Your House

8 Signs That Bugs Have Moved Into Your House
Home
2 years ago

We all tend to think that our houses are completely bug-free, but this is probably not the case. A study found that over 100 kinds of different bugs live in an average home. No need to worry though, the majority of those are harmless and so small that we have no chance of finding out that they are even there. On the other hand, the insects that bring destruction or carry disease might also be hard to spot.

20+ Stories About People Who Believed in Some Form of Nonsense Most of Their Lives

20+ Stories About People Who Believed in Some Form of Nonsense Most of Their Lives
People
2 years ago

Our world is diverse and complicated, which is why it’s impossible to know about everything. We can be wrong about some things, which oftentimes causes feelings of confusion, especially when it comes to the simple stuff. That’s why they say, “Live and learn,” because even at 50, one might change their understanding of life, turning things upside down.

Why Millions of Spiders Suddenly Rain Down All Over the World

Why Millions of Spiders Suddenly Rain Down All Over the World
Curiosities
3 years ago

Clouds are seen on the horizon and the breeze begins to stir the branches of the trees. Suddenly, you notice that something has fallen on your head. No, it’s not a raindrop — it’s a small spider that then ventures into the void, seeking a new life far from its nest before the storm begins. This is what happens on a massive scale when a shower of spiders falls to the ground.

18 Reasons to Love Australia but From a Safe Distance

18 Reasons to Love Australia but From a Safe Distance
Places
3 years ago

Some people say that in Australia, everything wants to kill you: scary spiders, strong kangaroos, and snakes right under your feet. These may just be silly stereotypes but some of these things are also true. However, there are a lot of cute things in this beautiful country too.

Meet a Bird That Resembles a Ball and Does the Most Epic Van Damme Splits Ever

Meet a Bird That Resembles a Ball and Does the Most Epic Van Damme Splits Ever
Animals
year ago

Nature is always ready to bring some adorableness into our lives and put smiles on our faces when we need it most — and the bearded reedling does just that. It’s very easy to recognize this bird since it’s just one small ball of fluffiness with really cool markings on its face. This little guy is officially one of our favorites and we wouldn’t be surprised if it becomes popular among our readers as well.

19 Animals That Can Change Their Look Like Wizards

19 Animals That Can Change Their Look Like Wizards
Animals
4 years ago

Spiders that look like crabs, fish camouflaged to appear invisible, or even fish that can fly, are just some of the wonders of mother nature. Whether it’s escaping predators or courting a female, some animals have developed such extraordinary bodies and adaptations over time that they could make any plastic surgeon jealous.

I Traveled Around Australia in a Van, and Here Are 10 Things I Learned

I Traveled Around Australia in a Van, and Here Are 10 Things I Learned
Places
year ago

As my dog Tilly and I set off on our indefinite van adventure I had no idea it would be the most challenging but rewarding experience of our lives. Of my life. We headed west and followed Highway 1, which completes an entire lap of Australia. “Vincent Van Go,” the name given to my van by a friend, became our shelter from the harsh Australian heat and a place for new and old friends to share stories — it was our home. It became a place filled with amazing memories, heart-warming laughter, music — both man-made and from nature, and also soul-healing tears. My name is Ash, and this is the story of my van trip around the strikingly beautiful countryside of Australia.

9 Strange Facts That Can Shake Up Your World

9 Strange Facts That Can Shake Up Your World
Curiosities
6 months ago

There are many amazing things in this world like rainbows that can appear at night, coyotes that can be friends with badgers and scammers that get scammed. In other words, nature, people, and animals can always amaze us and we try to amaze our readers with them!

8 Ways to Get Rid of Bugs in Your House

8 Ways to Get Rid of Bugs in Your House

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.

8 Anomalies Proving That Nature Can Beat Anyone — Just Look at Its Power

8 Anomalies Proving That Nature Can Beat Anyone — Just Look at Its Power
Curiosities
year ago

It seems that modern science has an explanation for everything that happens around us. But as it turns out, nature has a lot of other tricks up its sleeve like lakes that disappear overnight, raining fish and other amazing things that are so scary and impressive, people often try to provide explanations for them that are far from correct.