Meet the Giraffe Bug. She Has A Secret In Her Long Nose.

The world’s greatest jousting competitions can be found in some rotting trees in the New Zealand bush, where hordes of males compete for the opportunity to mate. Knights are not humans but New Zealand giraffe lice, an insect with a spear-like nose. The largest males smash each other until the other either retreats or unexpectedly […]

This Bug Is Drinking Your Milkshake

A meadow frog urinates so much that it can choke itself. Fortunately, the Philaenus spumarius beetle, which is about the size of a Tic Tac, has a butt catapult that regularly blasts globules of liquid waste into the air and safely away from its body. “On this tiny, tiny scale ballistics gets really complicated,” said […]