June Is Candy Month Jun17

June Is Candy Month

Every day ought to be candy...

Rattlesnake On Father’s Day Jun14

Rattlesnake On Father’s Day...

Don’t forget Father’s Day this coming...

When Insects Sneeze Jun12

When Insects Sneeze

It’s so gross when food is being served and someone sneezes without covering their mouth/nose. I was on line at a salad bar and someone behind me sneezed and I felt the droplets of stuff hitting my neck. I put my empty plate aside and went to the ladies room to wash my neck and hands before making a second attempt at lunch. Why can’t more people carry tissues, or use the crook of the elbow when they...

Ant Discovers Pitcher Plant Jun10

Ant Discovers Pitcher Plant...

I’ve always been fascinated by pitcher plants! These insect-munching traps can be found in South East Asia, India, Madagascar and Australia. I’ve heard one can even grow them as houseplants as long as the right soil and sun conditions are present. Might help rid the house of those summer...

Maggot & Worm Socialize Jun07

Maggot & Worm Socialize...

Tomorrow, June 8th, is Best Friends...

Spider On Yo Yo Day Jun05

Spider On Yo Yo Day

Tomorrow Happens to be Yo Yo Day.  It might surprise you to learn that the Yo Yo is not a toy of modern invention. Some believe it made an appearance as early as 500 B.C. Back then the disk was made of clay or wood, Suffice to say, day-glow colors didn’t come along until much...

Beetle Gets An Accordion Jun03

Beetle Gets An Accordion...

The month of June is National Accordion Awareness month. This instrument was invented by a German named Friedrich Buschmann back in 1822 and was tremendously popular in the U.S.A. until it dropped out of favor in the 1960’s. What’s so amazing is that it is currently experiencing an upswing in...

Therapy For Worm May31

Therapy For Worm

I’ve often wondered how the expression “opening a can of worms” originated. From what I’ve heard, it most likely started in the 1950’s when bait shops sold worms to fishermen in metal cans with handles and lids on them. Because live bait wriggles, once the lid was removed sportsmen had their hands full with the escapees. Thus the expression means to find yourself in a lot more trouble than you originally bargained...

Roach, Private Eye And Girl Friday May29

Roach, Private Eye And Girl Friday...

It appears that there are two explanations of how the word “Dick” came to represent detective, and oddly enough both come from England. In the late 1800’s a popular mystery writer in the United Kingdom composed mysteries under the pen name of “Dick” Donovan. Also, around the same time frame, the word “dick” was slang for “to...

Watermelon: A Bad Place For Hide And Seek May27

Watermelon: A Bad Place For Hide And Seek...

I’m always a little suspicious of watermelon that’s been left out on a picnic table all afternoon. If any of those dark seeds are moving around, I figure it’s best to forego the fruit and end the meal with a cookie. But all kidding aside, Memorial Day is not for picnics. It’s for remembering all those who have made a supreme sacrifice for freedom and not to forget those who gave so much to family and...

Beetle Loses Job As Air Traffic Controller May24

Beetle Loses Job As Air Traffic Controller...

Air Traffic Controllers have one of the most stressful jobs imaginable. Utmost concentration is a key factor in their work, and I heard the average salary is well over one hundred thousand dollars a year. They earn every penny of...

Dandelion Vs. Antlion May22

Dandelion Vs. Antlion...

We used to have dandelion salad at home when we were kids, and it didn’t taste half bad. It’s not that we were too poor to buy salad greens in the supermarket, but we had so many dandelion weeds in our front lawn it was sort of like living off the...