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If Insects Were Basketball Players

Bug Basketball

Basketball is a popular American pastime. In fact, it is so popular and makes so much money that a special National Basketball Association (NBA) was established to create rules to standardize the game. If we lived in a world where insects were also interested in basketball, the game would be very different. Let’s take a look at some of the key points of basketball to see just how it insect might play the game. The Basketball The NBA requires that basketballs be 30 inches around, and nine inches in diameter. This means that the basketball is about 12.5 percent the size of an average man standing at six feet tall.… Read More

5 Cool Bug Themed School Supplies

Back To School

It’s that time of year again where the little ones head back to school, and you know what that means: new school supplies! Why not send your tykes back to school in style, with fun bug-themed items? The following ideas are especially great for younger kids who are enthusiastic about insects, and are a great way to incorporate an educational topic your child enjoys learning about with fashion and accessories. Ladybug Backpack What better way to send your little bug off to kindergarten than with a cute Ladybug backpack? There are many adorable styles to choose from, whether you’re seeking to purchase a backpack with pictures of ladybugs (or some… Read More

Three Superheroes Inspired by Insects

Superheroes are a big part of our culture. Comic book and movie fans love to see someone come into the scene and just decimate the bad guys. Superheroes get their abilities from a number of different sources, including the insect world. These three superheroes are among the more widely known and popular of the bug-inspired superheroes of the comic world. The Human Fly Not well known by anyone other than long-term fans of the Marvel Comics Universe, the Human Fly is actually two characters. One is a super villain who paired off against Spiderman, and the other is a Superhero who starred in his own comic book series from 1977… Read More

Are Insects Paleo?

How do you know if somebody is doing CrossFit? They will be sure to tell you all about it! The CrossFit community is a passionate group to say the least. With all seriousness, you can definitely tell if somebody is avid about CrossFit, and has been doing it for awhile… Their muscles will be bulging out of their shirt. With this growing nationwide Crossfit trend, many CrossFit enthusiasts are practicing the accompanying Paleo diet. As a bug guy, this Paleo lifestyle struck my curiosity… “Are insects Paleo?” What Is Paleo? You’ve heard it called the caveman diet. Others call it the ancestral, primal, real-food, or nutrient-dense diet. Whatever you call… Read More

10 April Fools Pranks Involving Bugs

It’s April Fools Day and all of us are on high alert; making sure our family, roommates, friends and coworkers don’t pull one over on us. For all of you pranksters out there, there’s no easier prank to pull off than a classic bug prank. Whether you’re going to dump a jar of crickets on your buddy as he takes a shower, put a fake fly in somebody’s spaghetti, or put a tarantula on your boss’s desk; a creepy bug can be the cornerstone of any successful prank. Here are a just a few April Fools pranks involving bugs: Scorpion Prank Thumbs up for scorpions! Watch what happens when a… Read More

Top 10 Bands Named After Pests

Katydids

I recently had a lot of fun putting together a Spotify playlist of popular bug songs. While putting it together, I found several bands that also shared their names with pests. Here is my top ten bands named after bugs or pests: 10. Katydids The Katydids reached stardom briefly in the early 90’s before guitarist Adam Seymour left the bad to play with The Pretenders. Before splitting, The Katydids released two moderately successful albums entitled Katydids (1991) and Shangri-la (1991).   Katydids, also known as long-horned grasshoppers, are best known for their appearance that mimics that of a leaf. 9. Adam and the Ants Adam and the Ants, led by… Read More

A Roach Is Not A Love Bug

Ah, Valentine’s Day… A day of love… A day of romance. A day of cockroaches? This week loving couples across the country are making romantic plans in anticipation for the big day. Reservations are being made at the finest restaurants. Bouquets of beautiful red roses and boxes of expensive chocolates will be at a premium as couples pull out all the stops to show that special someone just how much they are loved. Getting “Unlucky” On Valentine’s Day After a romantic Valentine’s Day dinner, you head home with that special someone. Upon arrival, you have Barry White softly playing in the background. You blindfold your date. She is guided upstairs… Read More

Top 10 Sports Teams Named After Bugs

 Top 10 Sports Teams Named After Bugs Last week the sports world was shocked to hear that the New Orleans Hornets will be changing their name to the New Orleans Pelicans. The name, logo, and mascot change will be official when the NBA kicks off season. This name change also means that there are no more professional sports teams left with an insect as their name, logo, or mascot. Sad day! This name change by the New Orleans hornets got me thinking… What other sports teams are named after insects or pests? Here is my top ten list; from ten to one: 10. University of Richmond Spiders  University of Richmond… Read More

Will Roaches Survive The End Of the World Predicted By Mayans?

On December 21, this Friday, the Mayan calendar indicates the end of an earth period and the beginning of another. Many around the world have taken this to mean that the world will actually end altogether on Friday, and apparently its suppose to be some big nuclear explosion. Like, maybe all the countries around the world leave their nuclear weapons too close to the fireplace, and Friday happens to the be the day that it all goes wrong. I’m gonna try and hit a nice steakhouse before Friday morning, and I definitely encourage all of you to find time to got out with a bang (pun intended). Treat yourself to… Read More

Pests Your Thanksgiving Turkey Might Eat

Thanksgiving Turkey The turkey has been a staple of Thanksgiving since the Pilgrims and the Wampanoag Natives ate it for their first Thanksgiving in 1621. Thanksgiving is colloquially called “Turkey Day” since turkey is the most common main dish of the holiday. This year alone, American turkey growers have raised 270 million turkeys; which will correspond to the five billion pounds of turkey Americans will eat this Thanksgiving. That’s a lot of turkey! While Americans love eating their turkey for Thanksgiving, turkeys equally love eating all sorts of bugs. Turkey’s raised on farms traditionally eat corn and seeds, but wild turkeys love eating insects and other creepy crawlies in order… Read More