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    Fast Facts: Nov. 9

    Ants have five noses. Each of them smells a different odor.

    Each year, insects eat a third of the world’s food crop.

    In a single day, a pair of termites can produce as many as 30,000 offspring.

    Leaf-cutter ants can build anthills 16 feet deep and one acre square.

    The longest earthworm ever found was 22 feet long.

    Fire beetles fly into forest fires to lay their eggs.

    Only the female mosquitoes eat blood. Males eat sap.

    A queen honeybee can lay as many as 1,500 eggs a day.

    A bee has 5,000 nostrils. It can smell an apple tree two miles away.

    It takes three minutes for a fresh mosquito bite to begin to itch.

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