Top 10: Fun And Education Oddities and wonderments
By Char Milbrett
Do you ever wonder about obscure things? Or, am I the only one? Like, for example, do bugs have lungs? If you put bugs in a jar, when they die, was it because they couldn't breathe or was it for some other reason like starvation? Is that not a pathetic thought – bugs in a panic because they cannot breathe?
Imagine yourself in the bug's position, gasping for air, thinking to yourself, "Air . . . I need air!"
Oh, my. That creates a surge of guilt. I'm feeling pretty bad about myself now. However, I guess there are enough bugs to go around, so that I need not worry. No one is going to remember when I am ninety-two and hold it against me. I can see it now: 92 years-old, I'm walking down the sidewalk, and perfect strangers are pointing at me, shaking their heads, gritting their teeth and growling, "bug killer," under their breath.
Here's another obscure thing: why is it considered lucky to have a foot off of a rabbit? That rabbit certainly was not lucky. Poor thing! Clumping around on three legs. How sad!
Oh, and before I forget to tell you, bugs actually don't have lungs.
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