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Right Now There are Billions of Insects Flying Above You

As this wonderful animated video from NPR explains, there are way more insects flying through the air than you might guess.

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As this wonderful animated video from NPR explains, scores of insects regularly take flight in the summer. At any given moment in a 0.6 mile area, there are 3 billion insects flying overhead.


A few friends of mine routinely debate the feasibility of flying cars, and what a flying car infrastructure might look like. I can't tell whether there are lessons to be learned here, but I'm certain of one thing: flying cars would kill a lot of bugs.

Via Boing Boing

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