The Student News Site of University of Arizona

The Daily Wildcat

78° Tucson, AZ

The Daily Wildcat

The Daily Wildcat

 

    Fast Facts: Nov. 18

    • While most related urban legends are untrue, cockroaches are known to be fond of the glue on stamps and envelopes, so it’s best to keep these items in sealed containers.
    • Termites reportedly become frantic and eat through wood at much more rapid pace when they’re exposed to loud music.
    • Just as bees pollinate sweet-smelling plants, flies are attracted to (and pollinate) foul-smelling ones.
    • Entomologists estimate that about one in every four animals currently living on Earth is a beetle.
    • Mosquito repellants do not “”repel”” mosquitoes; rather, they make you invisible to the mosquitoes.
    • The dragonfly is known by many different names in the various regions of the United States: darning needle, ear sewer, mosquito hawk or snake feeder.

       

    More to Discover
    Activate Search