3 Billion insects overhead Right Now.

Well, not exactly. According to measurements made by a British scientist, there are 3 billion bugs overhead:

  • In a square kilometer
  • In Britain
  • Over the course of a month
  • During Summer

I did some math and figured that directly over a square foot over the course of a day, there’s about 9 insects. Maybe just a few more than that since we’re closer to the equator. Still, fun to think about.

Watch this excellent animation from NPR for details and delight.

[NPR via Marshall Brain @ How Stuff Works]


July 22, 2010. Tags: , , , , , , , , , . Smarts. Leave a comment.