Insects

Unveiling Honeybees’ Communication: The Waggle Dance

In the vast and fascinating realm of nature, few manifestations of animal behavior are as intriguing as the way honeybees communicate. These tiny creatures display a remarkable method of conveying critical information through a unique “dance”, more formally known as the waggle dance. Their tiny wings and bodies become the tools of an intricate language, …

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Ants can invade your brain, so don't eat sweets at bedtime-Fiction!

Don’t Eat Sweets At Bedtime Because Ants May Invade Your Brain-Fiction! Summary of eRumor: Two stories are told in this email.   One is of a boy who died because of ants in his brain.  He fell asleep with sweets either in his mouth or nearby and the ants that were attracted got into his brain …

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The cactus that was teeming with tarantulas-Fiction!

The “noisy cactus” That Turned out to Have Thousands of Tarantulas In It–Fiction! Summary of eRumor: A lady buys an expensive decorative cactus to put into her home.  One day, the cactus starts swaying and humming.  Alarmed, the homeowner calls 911, happens to get an operator who knows what is going on and who tells the …

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Beware of New Poisonous Spiders In the United States-Fiction!

There are two major versions of this circulating. Both quote an alleged article from the Journal of the United Medical Association about people mysteriously dying then investigators finding deadly spiders from foreign lands living under toilet seats. One version says the spider is from South American and was found to be hiding under toilet seats in a restaurant at Chicago’s Blare airport. Another version says the spiders are appearing in North Florida, traced to a restaurant, and have come aboard airplanes from India.