Mao Zedong (1893-1976) disliked pests. Rats, bed bugs, and flies (not to mention as many as 30 million people who got in his way) were, at various times, the focus of Chairman […]
Fleas may have been directly responsible for wiping out a significant percentage of Europe’s population during the Middle Ages, but you can’t help but admire the tiny insect’s design. The body of […]
A mosquito was heard to complain, “A chemist has poisoned my brain!” The cause of his sorrow Was paradichloro- triphenyldichloroethane. paradichlorotriphenyldichloroethane is an insecticide, closely related to dichlorotriphenyldichloroethane, more commonly known as […]
Mosquitoes prefer to bite children over adults and blondes over brunettes. No one knows why.