Trivia’s Facts and More (4/8)

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This informative post will be posted on Saturday along with my usual writing.  You are invited to participate with the opening question.

Brain Teaser Question

HAMLET is to VILLAGE as . . .


(B)  HIGHWAY is to CAR




(answer found at the end of this post)

Featured Facts

One of nature’s most curious creatures is the ant.  Usually found living in large, highly organized colonies, scientists continue to learn more and more about them.

Here are some interesting facts about the ant:

  • Habitat:  every land area with the exception of Polar regions and some islands (such as Hawaii)
  • Diet:  bugs, dead animals, plants, fungus, nectar, sap
  • Color:  commonly black and red, but also green and golden brown
  • Strength:  can support 5,000 times their body weight (comparable to a 200-pound human supporting one million pounds)
  • Lifespan:  workers, 1-3 years; queen, up to 30 years

Scientists believe that there could be approximately 22,000 species of ants.  While they may look similar to termites, they are members of different genetic groups.  Termites are aligned closer to mantis and crickets while ants are closer to bees and wasps.

The number of estimated ants is equivalent to one million for each living human on the planet.  They live and work like little robots.  From birth, everything needed is built into each tiny brain.  

Ants are sometimes referred to as superorganisms.  Living cooperatively, the entire ant colony behaves like one single-minded animal.

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Answer to Brain Teaser Question


Put the analogy in a very specific sentence.  HAMLET is a small VILLAGE, just as COTTAGE is a small HOUSE.

5 thoughts on “Trivia’s Facts and More (4/8)

  1. Pingback: Trivia’s Facts and More (4/1) — Big Sky Buckeye – Disablities & Mental Health Issues

  2. These analogies are fun — got this one in a flash. As for ants: every single thought in the brain of one of our imported fire ants boils down to one word — attack! When I lived in Liberia, columns of army ants occasionally would march through — sometimes through the house. When they arrived, all pets and people left until they were gone, because they would eat anything in their way. In the old days, tribal members would stake their enemies down on a path where the ants were coming through. Terrible, but effective.

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    • Congratulations Linda! As far the ants, my mother-in-law’s kitchen used to be a freeway for their travels. Counters had to be constantly cleaned and free of any temptations. Later, we discovered that the ants probably had a large nest nearby with easy access through the cupboard under the sink.

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  3. Yay! I got the trivia right. And the information about ants is interesting. God’s word mentions ants as hard workers and I can see why. They cooperate and work together to get it done. I remember the fire ants we had in South Carolina. Their bites were no joke…extremely painful! My oldest son got into a fire ant nest one day and couldn’t get out. He was covered in them. I quickly picked him up and ran into the house with him, running cold water to get them off and to soothe the bites. He had welts on him for days and had to go to the doctor for a prescription.

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