November 15, 2019
  • There are more insects on earth than there are grains of sand on all the world’s beaches combined.
  • Some fruit flies have sperm almost 2.5 inches long.
  • Indian stick flies can mate for an “insane” 79 days.
  • Mosquito-borne diseases have killed nearly half of the 108 billion humans who’ve ever lived.
  • Insects contribute nearly $577 billion to the world economy through agricultural activity.
 
SOURCE: New York Times Book Review of Buzz, Sting, Bite by Anne Sverdrup-Thygeson, 9/1/19