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1)The Slave-Maker ant is so named because it raids the nest of other ants and steals
their pupae. Once the pupae hatch, they are made to work as slaves.



2)Workers in an ant colony only live for about 45-60 days, but a colony's queen can live
up to 20 years.



3)Ants make up 1/10 of the total world animal tissue. The total biomass of all the
ants on Earth is about equal to the total biomass of all the people.



4)By combining force of numbers with organized aggression, ants have become the
greatest insect killers on Earth -- even of their own kind.



5)Ants began farming about 50 million years before humans thought to raise their own
crops.



6)The
animal with the largest brain in proportion to its size is the ant. They are
the smartest species of insects with about 250,000 brain cells.



7)Armadillos are able to contract leprosy.



8)The ant, when intoxicated, will always fall over to its right side.



9)A snail can sleep for three years.



10)Turtles can breathe through their butts.



11)Donkeys kill more people annually than plane crashes.



12)Most lipstick contains fish scales.



13)Rats multiply so quickly that in 18 months, two rats could have over a million
descendants.



14)One pair of rats has the potential for 15,000 descendants in a year.



15)A female can produce up to twelve litters of twenty rats a year.



16)Male and female rats may have sex twenty times a day.



17)The rat has been called the world’s most destructive mammal - other than man.



18)Rats destroy an estimated 1/3 of the world's food supply each year.



19)25% of all fires of unknown origin are rat-caused.



20)26% of all electric cable breaks and 18% of all phone cable disruptions are caused by rats.



   
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