Stashing Mini Jelly Beans Apr19

Stashing Mini Jelly Beans...

Those multi-flavored, multi-colored jelly beans make a nice presentation and an eye-catching assortment when they’re sitting in a clear plastic bag, but I actually only like to eat the black, red and orange ones. I don’t much care for the bags that contain dozens of different flavors. Somehow Cotton Candy, Popcorn and Watermelon jelly beans shouldn’t be part of the...

Sticky Situation For Ants Apr17

Sticky Situation For Ants...

There was a tip in a magazine on how to have an ant-free picnic. It said to put something sweet on a paper plate on the ground, several feet away from where picnic food would be served. Ants will quickly surround the tasty treat and leave the other lunches alone. I’ll have to give this a...

Dung Beetle Falls Asleep...

In the olden days sheep grazed on communal land and diligent shepherds were obligated to keep a headcount of these creatures each night. So before they went to sleep, they counted their sheep. This may explain the origins of the expression “counting sheep” before going to sleep. (Maybe the task was so tedious the shepherds fell asleep before getting an accurate...

Trap Door Spiders On Holiday Apr13

Trap Door Spiders On Holiday...

Too bad houses can’t talk back to their occupants! Wouldn’t it be helpful to have the house make a verbal announcement as one exits to go on vacation? Like, “Hey, you forgot to shut the bathroom off!” Or “Did you want to leave the oven...

April Is Stress Awareness Month Apr11

April Is Stress Awareness Month...

Usually when I think of the month of April I think of fun holidays like April Fool’s Day or Easter. So at first I was surprised to learn that April is also noted for being Stress Awareness Month. I couldn’t figure out why. Then I realized April is also the month most people are frantically working on their taxes!...

Moth Goes To Game Show Apr08

Moth Goes To Game Show...

Contestants who want to be chosen as participants in game shows are apparently not pre-screened. Registration cards are filled out by people who are waiting on line to get into the show. These are dropped into bins and then chosen at random. This is amazing because those who are selected this way to compete on the show seem to be perfectly groomed, enthused, camera-ready and intelligent enough to be a part of the...

Flea Plays Cruel Joke Apr01

Flea Plays Cruel Joke...

When my sister worked in the Peace Corps she had a rather primitive dwelling in the Central Africa Republic. But like all volunteers, she was encouraged to set aside part of her modest salary to cover services of some of the locals. When my Mom came to visit her one spring, she was surprised to learn her daughter had hired not only a cook but also a gun-toting security guard who patrolled her immediate surroundings. As it turned out, my sister decided to play a trick on my Mom on April 1st and excitedly whispered there was a poacher or an animal just outside their cement house. The security guard overheard their hushed conversation and fearing an attack, sent a round of rapid gunfire into the bushes. They had a very hard time trying to explain this holiday to him. I guess April Fools Day is mostly reserved by citizens in the...

Worm’s Helpful Motto Mar30

Worm’s Helpful Motto...

The famous quote “That which does not kill us makes us stronger” is attributed to famous German philosopher, Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche who led a rather sad and unfortunate life during the 1800’s. This phrase has taken hold in modern times as a rallying call to cope with all kinds of emotional and physical...

Black Widow & Praying Mantis Compare Notes...

What if two male-munching creatures sat down over a cup of coffee to discuss the way they dispatch their mates? Here’s the Bughouze take on such an...

Queen Bee Imprisons Rivals Mar26

Queen Bee Imprisons Rivals...

Dungeon cartoons always make me laugh. Here’s the Bughouze version of action a Queen Bee might possibly take to secure her throne against her...

Ant Gets Hypnotized Mar24

Ant Gets Hypnotized

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Fly’s Photography Show Mar22

Fly’s Photography Show...

I went to this art exhibit with a college professor and a dozen other aspiring artists. We gazed with amazement at several framed images featuring the most basic of shapes. A white oval against a grey background was entitled, “Creation of the World” We laughed for about twenty minutes. “Laid An Egg” would have been a better title for...