The National Spelling Bee titled 8 Co-Champions after running out of words in a 3.5 Hour Final. Starting with 562 Contestants, the Final Eight continued for 20 Straight Rounds of Spelling Words without any errors. theguardian.com/sport/201…
Bees can sense the Electric fields of Flowers. Videos show that when the positively charged bee arrives at the negatively charged flower...pollen literally jumps from the flower to the bee. The bee may fly over to the flower but at close quarters, the flower also flies over to the bee. nationalgeographic.com/sc…
Sporting long hair was banned for men in Singapore till as recently as the 90s. The ban applied to foreigners too who were made to visit the barber or leave the country. Bee Gees, Kitarō, and Led Zeppelin all were forced to cancel their gigs because they refused to accommodate the policy. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lon…
Dutch authorities created over 300 little "parks" for bees on top of bus stop shelters in Utrecht; roofs are planted with low-maintenance sedum providing a safe habitat for bees. Over 50% of Netherlands' 358 bee species are endangered. Human commuters get with bamboo benches and LED lighting. thisiscolossal.com/2019/0…
Lupines can signal to a bee that the pollen rewards are gone or almost gone. After pollination occurs, the petals change color as a way of saying β€œno more here, try the next flower…” This re-directs the bee to a flower that needs pollination. nrcm.org/blog/first-light…
Bees that make meat honey exist. The Vulture bee collects and processes meat into 'honey'. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vul…
The Bucket Orchid flower attracts orchid bees with a scent, & traps them in their β€œbucket”, the only escape is through a space where the flower grips the bee and glues pollen packets to their back to produce more bucket orchids. britannica.com/plant/buck…
0.3% of bee stings can cause a delayed secondary reaction days or weeks after the initial sting medicinenet.com/bee_and_w…
When a bee visits a flower it transfers charge; this affects the electric field in the vicinity of the flower. A second bee can sense this and determine from a distance if the flower was recently visited. ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti…
In the film Candyman, Tony Todd negotiated a fee of $1000 for each time he was stung during the bee scene. He walked away with $23000. theguardian.com/film/2019…
A man was cooked alive in a 270Β° pressure cooker oven along with 12,000 pounds of tuna. In CA’s largest workplace safety violation settlement ever ($6M), Bumble Bee Tuna agreed to pay $1.5M to the deceased’s family, $1.5M to state government and courts, and $3M to purchase new automated ovens. usatoday.com/story/news/n…
Bees will not build in a gap that is very specifically 6-9 mm in width (but they WILL build in larger or smaller spaces). This discovery, called "bee space", made modern beehives with removeable "frames" for honeycomb possible; otherwise, the bees would just cement everything together. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lan…
When a bee hive becomes too full, bees will form a "Senate" comprised of older, more experienced bees to seek a new location. When a bee finds a good spot, it begins dancing to motion other bees toward it. Then, they vote on it by dancing as a collective until a consensus is reached. npr.org/sections/krulwich…
Honey is made from regurgitated flower nectar. The forager bee regurgitates the nectar into another bee, the processor bee, who regurgitates it to another processor bee who is nearer to the honeycomb. huffpost.com/entry/what-i…
In 1976 a film called "All This and World War II" was released, which included a soundtrack of Beatles covers by various artists such as Peter Gabriel, Roy Wood, Jeff Lynne, Elton John, David Essex, Leo Sayer, the Bee Gees, Frankie Laine, Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, and Tina Turner. allmusic.com/album/all-th…
Bee-hives fences are used to reduce elephant/human conflicts as elephants have a natural aversion to bees sheldrickwildlifetrust.or…
In 2014, scientist Michael J. Smith published a study on where it’s most and least painful to get stung by a bee. Most painful: nostril, lip, and penis shaft. Least painful: skull, middle toe tip, and arm. He won an IgNobel Prize. peerj.com/articles/338/
Today I learned about The Bee Hummingbird, the smallest bird in the world en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bee…
In 2012 an employee at a Bumble Bee Tuna factory was killed when he was cooked in an oven with 12,000lbs of tuna. nbcnews.com/news/us-news/…
Today I learned about the Texas Redhead Centipede. The centipede can reach a length of 10 inches in the Wild and has 21 to 23 pair of legs. Each leg has stinging capability and delivers a toxic injection similar to a bee sting. earthtouchnews.com/in-the…
The earliest concept of the Saturday Night Fever soundtrack did not include Bee Gees songs, but the band ultimately decided to contribute and wrote songs for the film "virtually in a single weekend". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bee…
Wasps and many bees can sting more than once as they are able to pull out their stinger without injuring themselves. Only honeybees have special hooks on their stinger that keep the stinger in the skin after a person is stung. The stinger gets torn out of the bee's body as it tries to fly away kidshealth.org/en/kids/be…
Wax Worms can eat and break down one of the most common plastics (polyethylene) into organic compounds. Wax worms are common insects which evolved to live in bee hives. nationalgeographic.com/ne…
While Drew Struzan is famous for his movie posters, he also designed album cover artwork for many artists including The Beach Boys, Bee Gees, Roy Orbison, Black Sabbath, Glenn Miller, Iron Butterfly, Alice Cooper, Bach, Earth, Wind and Fire and Liberace. postercollector.co.uk/art…
Englishman Dan Harris wanted to help bees struggling in urban areas such as on pavement with no flowers. So he crowdfunded "bee saviour" credit card sized feeders with 3 notches of beekeepers’ formula under a peel-off foil backing to sell for Β£4 via his not-for-profit co-op. theguardian.com/environme…
When a male honey bee climaxes during sex, his testicles explode and he dies. veterinaryhub.com/male-ho…
The eldest son of the Bee Gees' Barry Gibb has played guitar for heavy metal bands including Black Label Society and Crowbar en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ste…
Only one word has ended the Scripps Spelling Bee twice: "eczema." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
Both Sting and Ray Liotta actually voiced their own characters in Bee Movie en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bee…
When β€˜requeening’ a bee hive the new queen must be placed in a cage with some nectar until the hive gets used to her smell, otherwise they will kill her thinking she is an intruder beeculture.com/introducin…
Not to pinch and pull a honey bee sting out, because it releases all the venom; instead, drag it with your thumb. youtu.be/N1R28Zh6P1A
The old Provincial name for the bumblebee is β€œDumbledor”, and in Beatrix Potter’s book β€œThe Tale of Mrs. Tittlemouse”, the bumble bee is called β€œBabbitty Bumble”. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bum…
Many non-english languages have no concept of a spelling bee because the spelling rules in those languages are too regular for good spelling to be impressive slate.com/news-and-politi…
A beekeeper in South Australia taught his Labrador to sniff out an infectious disease that wipes out bee colonies then invented a dog beekeeper suit for Bazz the Beekeeper. abc.net.au/news/rural/201…
Bees not only sleep, but also take little bee naps on flowers scienceabc.com/eyeopeners…
Bee larvae taste like bacon abc.net.au/local/stories/…
On rare occasions, hummingbirds can get a bee impaled and stuck onto their beak ultimately starving to death. It happens when it unknowingly inserts its beak into a flower with a bee in it or pinning it against a hard surface. Otherwise they naturally would deflected off than be impaled. westernfieldornithologist…
Bees make a substance called bee bread to feed their hive. youtu.be/sAKkjD3nEv0
Most species of bee are solitary and don't live in hives or colonies, instead nesting in the ground, aerially, or even in old snail shells wildlifetrusts.org/blog/r…
In 1981 the US claimed Vietnam had used chemical weapons on it's own people, saying over ten thousand had died from what was described as 'yellow rain'. The 'yellow rain' was analyzed and found to be harmless bee feces. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yel…
General Bee's famous line "There stands Jackson, like a Stone Wall" which made Jackson's reputation and served as his namesake, may have been intended as an insult because Bee was frustrated by Jackson's not moving in support of him. Bee was killed, so the quote gained a life of it's own. youtu.be/ey8dpjQb2Ak?t=31…
Morgan Freeman converted his 124 Acre Ranch into a bee sanctuary in an effort to help bee populations inhabitat.com/morgan-free…
Bannanas have a compound in them called isopentyl acetate. This is the same compound as the bee alarm pheromone and causes bees to get aggressive and swarm. scienceblogs.com/molecule…
Similar to most languages of India, each symbol in Telugu script represents a complete syllable. There is very little scope for confusion and spelling problems. A "spelling bee" contest in Telugu is unthinkable since everyone will score 100% engr.mun.ca/~adluri/telug…
The Bee Gees were going to lip sync to a record in the local Gaumont cinema, but as they were running to the theatre, the fragile shellac 78-RPM record broke. The brothers had to sing live and received such a positive response from the audience that they decided to pursue a singing career. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bee…
People are using bee venom to treat Lyme disease and Multiple Sclerosis to varying positive results. bterfoundation.org/bee-ve…
When Zeus's wed he organised a food contest the prize of which was a wish. The Bee won with a new sweet nectar. She began ranting about how others stole from her and she wanted a means to protect her product. Zeus, annoyed by the rant, granted her the wish: a sting, but it would kill her if used crawliomics.com/2019/06/1…
They named a bee after Sheldon Cooper's (from Big Bang Theory) catch-phrase "Bazinga" wikipedia.org/wiki/Euglos…
Bee queens emit a pheromone to declare themselves queen. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Que…
Scientists in Tel Aviv have found that soon after a bee flies past an Evening Primrose, the flower increases the sugar content of its nectar by 30%. Playing bee sounds has a similar effect, but there is no effect on the flower when other vibrations are emitted. nationalgeographic.com/sc…
Since Japanese honeybees don't have big enough stingers to pierce giant hornet exoskeletons, they instead attack by swarming them in "hot bee balls" and cooking them to death. The friction of the buzzing bees can reach 117Β° F / 47Β° C at the core of the bee ball. youtube.com/attribution_l…
When a queen bee became trapped in a car in Wales in 2016, the swarm followed the car. The local beekeepers association removed the bees but next morning they were back. edition.cnn.com/2016/05/2…
Coffee and citrus plants boost bee memory with caffeine discovermagazine.com/plan…
Megachile pluto, the world's largest bee has been spotted for the first time since 1981. It is 4 times larger than a honey bee cnn.com/2019/02/21/world/…
Honey bees make their own bread out of the pollen they bring back. This β€˜bee bread’ contains proteins and vitamins for them to consume. It is the main source of protein for the colony. Bees make the bread by mixing pollen with nectar, honey, and saliva. kqed.org/science/1940898/…
The Grammy Legend Award is a special award of merit given to recording artists for ongoing contributions and influence in the music industry. Only 15 awards have been given and none since the Bee Gees were honored in 2003. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gra…
A bee colony is a matriarchy. The Queen is the only one who can reproduce. Worker bees(females) make up to 95% population and do all the work around the hive. Drones (males) take up the remaining 5%. Their only role is to mate with the queen. gears.tucson.ars.ag.gov/b…
Bees can be blue. Xylocopa caerulea, the blue carpenter bee, is non-aggressive and semi-solitary. They do not build hives like honeybees but instead prefer to live inside dead wood. They live in Southeast Asia, India and Southern China. australiangeographic.com.…
Bees are calmed by lavender which prevents getting stung while working in the garden. It also improves their memory over the bee's lifespan. Science hopes to apply these findings to humans suffering with dementia. youtu.be/HDadnBWXyrQ
The Cape honey bee is unique among honey bee subspecies because workers can lay diploid, female eggs, by means of thelytoky, while workers of other subspecies (and, in fact, unmated females of virtually all other eusocial insects) can only lay haploid, male eggs. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cap…
The average bee will make only 1/12th of a teaspoon of honey in its lifetime. goldenblossomhoney.com/ed…
Elephants are scared of bees even though a bee sting does not penetrate their hide nytimes.com/2018/01/26/sc…
Bee hives are kept on top of Notre Dame to increase urban biodiversity nytimes.com/2018/08/24/wo…
In the U.S., 3-4 times more people die from bee stings than from snakebites. The average person can safely tolerate 10 stings per pound of body weight. merckmanuals.com/home/inj…
Due to declining bee populations in Sichuan China from excessive pesticide use, farmers now have to pollinate their crops by hand using chicken feathers. huffingtonpost.com/entry/…
If you trace back the family tree of a drone bee, the number of parents in each generation follows the Fibonacci sequence. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dro…
Honey Bees are actually invasive to North America, and endanger local bee species that we really need to help keep things pollinated. theconversation.com/bee-b…
Not all bees are endangered/vulnerable, only 7 varieties of the Yellow Faced Bee which is native to Hawai'i snopes.com/fact-check/bee…
Today I learned about the McHive, a fully functioning bee-hive modeled after McDonald's, which is a part of McDonald's Sweden's sustanibility work. nordddb.com/case/mchive/
A bee only produces an average of one tenth of a teaspoon of honey in its lifetime. honeycouncil.ca/bee-facts…
There were at least seven types of alcoholic beverages in the Americas before European contact. One of them is made from pineapple, and another is made from the honey of a domesticated stingless bee. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/His…
There's A Movie Adapting A Beatle's Album Starring The Bee Gees Instead Of The Beatles en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sgt…
In computer science and operations research, the artificial bee colony algorithm (ABC) is an optimization algorithm based on the intelligent foraging behaviour of a honey bee swarm. In the ABC algorithm, there are three types of bees: employed bees, onlooker bees, and scout bees. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Art…
There is a Laying Worker Bee. It is a worker bee that lays unfertilized eggs usually in the absence of a queen bee. But, only drones develop from the eggs of laying worker bees. A beehive cannot survive with only a laying worker bee. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lay…
The Himalayan Honey Bee makes hallucinogenic honey that tribes collect. mnn.com/earth-matters/wil…
The Bee Gees sing the lyrics to β€œGhetto Supastar” in their cover of β€œIslands in the Stream” youtu.be/zumqwkSq9YA
Today I learned that Morgan freeman is a beekepper. And doesn't even wear a bee suite. inhabitat.com/morgan-free…
All three members of Bee Gees revealed during a copyright trial that they never learned to read or write sheet music despite being among the most prolific songwriters of all time. Instead, they developed a trial-and-error process and relied on their staff to transcribe the results. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sel…
The shortest winning word for a National Spelling Bee so far is luge in the year 1984. businessinsider.in/These-…
The term β€œDrone” originates from the use of the DeHavilland Tiger Moth as a gunnery target. In this configuration, it was known as the Queen Bee - The mother of all drones. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/De_…
That, during the recording of "Love You Inside Out," the Bee Gees pranked their manager by sending him a version of the song that replaced the line "backwards and forwards with my heart hanging out" with "backwards and forwards with my cock hanging out" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lov…
If a bee cannot fly for a period of time, the bee's gut becomes engorged with feces that cannot be voided in flight as preferred by the bees, so the bee voids within the hive. When enough bees do this, the hive population rapidly collapses and death of the colony results. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
Honey-producing bee colonies across the US have remained constant for the last couple of decades australiascience.tv/scien…
The English football club Barrow AFC has a club crest which includes the image of a bee sitting on an arrow. "B" plus "Arrow" = "Barrow" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bar…
Instead of saying "the cat's pyjamas" or "the bee's knees", the French say "the baby Jesus in velvet shorts" thefrenchblog.com/2013/02…
Some species of bees form a 'hot bee ball' formation around hornets in order to overheat their enemy's bodys to around 47Β°C and thus kill them. io9.gizmodo.com/5892986/m…
Today I learned about the Feed a Bee initiative that has provided funding for pollinator-attracting plantings in all 50 states, and continues to do so to support bee populations feedabee.com/impact/
Serial killers behave like bees. They commit crimes close to home, but far enough that neighbors don’t get suspicious. Similarly, bees collect pollen near the hive, but far enough that predators can’t find them. Scientists studied bee behavior and found algorithms police now use to catch felons mentalfloss.com/article/5…
The Bee Gees' song "(The Lights Went Out In) Massachusetts" was written whilst on a boat ride in New York City. In fact, they'd never even been to the state prior to writing it; they simply chose the name because they liked the sound of it. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mas…
The NYPD has a bee keeper unit newyorker.com/magazine/20…
Bee stingers are modified ovipositors, so only female bees can sting. beespotter.org/topics/sti…
Two tablespoons of honey would be enough to fuel a bee's entire flight around the world. mentalfloss.com/article/6…
Apple orchards rent thousands of bees in hives from bee keepers to pollinate their trees in the spring. After a couple weeks when the trees have been pollinated the bee keeper comes back for his hives and transports them to the next orchard in need. slate.com/articles/news_a…
The smallest species of bird in the world is the Bee Hummingbird, with adult males about 2.25 inches long thedodo.com/in-the-wild/b…
Blue bees exist, Xylacopa caerulea a.k.a blue carpenter bee. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xyl…
According to Encyclopedia of Chicago, bronzeville was β€œalternately referred to as 'Black Belt' or 'Black Ghetto' and occasionally 'Darkie Town.'” James Gentry, a theater editor for the Chicago Bee suggested the name β€œBronzeville.” He said that African-Americans skin color was closer to bronze chicagodetours.com/bronze…
Bee sperm can be collect by hand by squeezing a drone bee until it orgasms. youtube.com/watch?v=iVjLk…
When a drone bee mates with the queen, his orgasm is so powerful it causes his genitals to explode, killing the male and leaving his penis inside the queen. The explosion is so powerful, it's audible to human ears. en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/D…
Beekeepers blow smoke on bees to disrupt bee-to-bee pheromone attack signals keepingbackyardbees.com/u…

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