Animal Kingdom

China discovers world’s largest bug – grab something and hold on tight!

Scientists in China, ever eager to freak us out, have discovered what they believe is the world’s largest aquatic insect. With a wingspan of nearly a foot, the enormous new insect is part of the Megaloptera group which includes dobsonflies, fishflies and other similar species. It’s as big as a sparrow bird and if its size doesn’t give you the shivers, it’s horn-like jaws will set you to quivering. Standard warning/disclaimer: Reeko takes no responsibility for children’s nightmares. Any resemblance between the character in this picture and any persons, living or dead, is a miracle (and anyone resembling said character is better off moving to an isolated island and spending the remainder of their lives in solitude). Said insect has been known to carry off…
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Science Word of the Day

Insects

YES!  Just what Reeko likes to see - a kid interested in learning!  Check back here every week to see what the new Science Word of the Day is.  Just think, after a year of this you'll be a genius!  This science word for today is: "Insects". Insects Insects are a class of animal that have an exoskeleton, three pairs of jointed legs, compound eyes, and two antennae. Most hatch from eggs. They can move by walking, flying, or even swimming. There are over 900,000 species of insects throughout the world. Some interesting insect facts: Grasshoppers have ears on their front legs. Only three types of animals fight their battles in organized formations - people, crows, and ants. Mosquito have killed more human beings than…
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