Jun 262014
 
Reasons Why We Should All Be Eating Insects

Just the idea of eating bugs grosses most Western people out, but bugs have been part of the human diet for centuries across the world. More than ever, there are many good reasons we should start incorporating insects into our diet again. Compared to common meats, crickets contain about the same amount of protein, but even more vitamins and minerals and less fat. Also, it takes very little land and water to grow crickets, while 38% of the planet is now dedicated just for cow pastures. 

 


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Jun 122014
 
Bee Rescues Another Bee Stuck In Spider Web

This nature video by Functional Electric has gone viral with over 750,000 views! The video creator found a bumble bee stuck in a spider’s web just outside his window. The spider was about to make the bee its dinner when another bee came out of nowhere and gave the spider a direct sting, knocking it out. Nature be crazy! (See what I did there?)

 


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Jun 102014
 
Spiders Tune Their Webs Like A Guitar

In this cute animation, NPR explains that the spider is much more musically talented than most people realize. When a spider creates its web, it actually tunes individual strands of thread at a different frequency, just like a guitar! This helps the spider detect and locate a yummy fly on its web, or even an attractive mate. Read more on NPR

 


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May 192014
 
Thousands Of Bees Swarm Car In England

Do you run in terror if you see even one bee buzzing around? Then you better not watch this video, posted by Brit Rory Edwards, of his friend’s car being swarmed by what is estimated to be 20,000 bees in Portsmouth, England. Gawker reports that, thankfully, the Portsmouth City Council sent a beekeeper to remove the important, honey-making bugs without hurt them. 

 


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