It takes a worker bee 5 weeks to produces less than 1/10 of a teaspoon of honey.
The Bee Hummingbird (Mellisuga helenae) weighs approximately 1.8 grams, less than a U.S. penny. It is the smallest bird in the world, measuring just 2.2 inches long.
The highest flying bird in the world is the Ruppell's Griffon vulture. It has been spotted flying at 37,000 feet, an altitude that only the most sophisticated jet planes can reach.
The flying car Terrafugia can convert into plane mode in less than a minute. It's expected to start selling in 2016.
Monarch butterflies migrate every winter by flying more than 2500 miles, from Canada's side of Lake Huron, all the way down to Mexico. How they navigate is still an unsolved mystery.
The fastest plane in the world is NASA's Boeing X-43A Scramjet, flying in the record books at a speed of Mach 9.6, or 7,350 mph (11,760 km/h).
Bees must collect nectar from 2 million flowers to produce one pound of honey.
All scorpions glow under UV light. The Emperor Scorpion in West Africa glows blue or green. UV lights are perfect for finding scorpions in a home.
Ancient Egyptian are discovered the sweet sap of the marshmallow plant around 2000 BC. They created a candy recipe using the sap and honey that was so good, it was reserved only for the royals.
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