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Did You Know – 02/05/2018

1. I find this fascinating. Who knew there was so much uninhabited land in the UK.

2. 1M Hauly | $220

It doesn’t matter what the money is for—under-the-table hush-money, black market arms deals, or Bugatti purchase—the 1M Hauly is designed to carry exactly $1,000,000 worth of $100 U.S. bank notes while remaining inconspicuous at checkpoints and border crossings. Of course, the near-weightless 20L bag can also be used for normal things like clothes and tools if you haven’t yet run into a nefarious international transaction that needs completed. Made from a stronger-than-kevlar and waterproof Dyneema composite fabric, the 1M Hauly naturally reaches a discreet matte-and-crumpled finish after a few uses. Reliable YKK Uretek zippers form the bag’s closure and provide high humidity protection for the cash, while sturdy haul loops at each end fit a large gloved hand but are sized to work with straps, carabiners, or other attachments.

Length: 18″ / Width: 12″ / Height: 5.75″ / Weight: 0.28 lb (126 g)

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That poison dart frogs don’t make their own poison. They get it from eating alkaloid rich mites, ants and termites.  Other species however, that exhibit cryptic coloration have low to no amounts of toxicity, eat a much larger variety of prey.

4. 1932 the army in australia went to war against Emu’s as they were destroying the farmland. Apparently the army lost.  Australia, employed soldiers armed with Lewis guns—leading the media to adopt the name “Emu War” when referring to the incident. While a number of the birds were killed, the emu population persisted and continued to cause crop destruction.

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Did You Know – These 6 Things about Ants

This is a very interesting article from weather.com.
It was written By Laura Dattaro and well worth the read. I have put some of the article here but her story is more in-depth and fascinating. I suggest you give it a read.
go to: Weather.com

1. Ants build rafts

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Ants form themselves into rafts to protect the workers and queens during a flood.

The rafting strategy, which utilizes the fact that the brood are the most buoyant members of the ant colony, shows “how these ants take advantage of the properties of all members of the society when responding to an emergency situation,”

2.Crazy Ants are unstoppable

3. Army ants form bridges from their bodies

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Army ants form a living bridge by linking themselves together.

4. Ants design their nests like architects.

 

5. Ants are the biggest success story ever

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Ants preserved in amber have helped scientists learn how long they’ve been on Earth

research suggests the ant arose 110 to 130 million years ago, 45 million years before the massive extinction event that saw the end of the dinosaurs

6. Ants practice slavery, herding and farming

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An ant eats a sweet substance secreted by an aphid, which some species of ants keep in a similar way to humans keeping cattle for milk.

Source: Weather.com

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