Hello folks who wonder if fentanyl overdose would ever be considered as a viable option for capital punishment,

Lately, I have been engrossed in deep thought mulling over this one thing.

How can animals be so naïve?

How can animals be so unaware of potential opportunities? Why don't they see this gold mine situation right in front of them that could easily set them up for a comfortable retirement and a luxury lifestyle that includes a yacht? The truth is, they don't capitalize on such scenarios because they lack the "civilized" scheming nature of human beings.

Let us go through some human inventions and see how we made this world a "better" place than how we found it.

  1. Can opener: For doomsday preppers to easily open the many cans stashed in their nuclear-proof basement during supply chain crises.
  2. Microwave: Enabling them to warm up canned ground beef, beans, and soup while enjoying TV time.
  3. Bottle opener: A tool for popping open a cold beer bottle to complement their meals.
  4. Remote control: To switch off the gloomy news discussing the imminent collapse of the world, providing a break from distressing updates.
  5. Hypodermic needle: Used for injecting opioids intravenously, offering a way to cope with the pain of depression and momentarily escape reality.

Though it may seem simple in design, the hypodermic needle is cleverly engineered for its intended purpose. Earlier versions of syringes had a small hole at the tip that would easily clog. This clogging impeded fluid flow. As a result, injections using this old design necessitated more pressure and caused patients added pain. 

In contrast, the beveled tip of the hypodermic needle lets it slide through skin without excessive tissue damage. Its hollow shaft then delivers medication directly into tissue. This straight path requires less pressure than the earlier models, making modern injections less painful.

Below is a closer look at the hypodermic needle design.

If you've got a hint of business know-how, you know this design was patented in a flash to bankroll a fancy retirement and a sleek yacht.

Turns out even though humans "invented" and patented this design, they were not the first to come up with this design. SHOCKING! I know. In nature several animals who use venom to subdue their prey have independently evolved jaws or stinger with the same design for efficient delivery of the venom.

Here is the stinger of a California Common Scorpion. Which looks pretty basic at this point.

At first this looks like any run of the mill stinger, but when you increase the magnification you see the ingenious design.

How would one feel to be living in someone's house where they are not welcome?
Uncomfortable? Isolated? Exciting? Terrifying? Unwanted?

Well, it does not matter what you feel, because it is a way of life for the Ant Crickets or Ant-loving crickets. For the record, the love in Ant-loving crickets is not the "I 🧡Ants" shirt kinda love. Ant crickets cannot survive without hiding inside an ant colony, since they have evolved to be obligate parasites in ant colonies. Which means they constantly mask their scent and pretend to be ants and get fed by ant workers who think it is a fellow ant worker.

Here is one I recently came across.

Can I see a show of hands from those who use windshield wipers in cars to clear away water and other obstructions that affect your visibility?

Thought so. In insects, antennae plays a crucial role in their survival due to their role as the primary sensory organ for detecting scents in the air and tactile sensation to find their way around in the dark. So when debris or dust particles get stuck to the antennae, it is a priority to clean it since it affects its sensory capabilities.

Here is the Ant cricket grooming its antenna by using its mouth to remove the dust particle stuck on it.

Just because you can not get enough of your new favorite insect from today, I have another one of a much closer view of its grooming its antenna. Also, shown are its beefy hind legs that it uses to jump away from danger when an ant starts getting suspicious and asks which high school it graduated from.

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