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More than 350,000 American homes are damaged or destroyed by fires every year. More than 2 million are damaged or destroyed by termites. There are more than 1,800 species of termites in the world and the vast majority of them are not pests. They are a vital part of a forest's ecology, where they...
Fireflies are soft beetles that belong to the family Lampiridae. There are over 2,000 species around the world, and they're found everywhere except Antarctica. Like a lot of people my age, I spent a lot of warm summer nights as a child collecting fireflies in a Mason jar.
Every yard and every garden has slugs. They are active throughout most of the year and will eat nearly any plant that can't get out of their way in time. Slugs are nocturnal and spend the daylight hours hiding away from the desiccating sunlight.
What is the sound of one hand clapping? Supposedly, that's a Zen koan (philosophical question) of Haikuin Ekaku that has no answer. Actually, there is an answer. It just isn't philosophical. In fact, it requirers absolutely no thought whatsoever. Here we know the sound of one hand clapping all too...