Mosquitoes can fly in the rain because of their strong exoskeleton and tiny mass. The forces of raindrops colliding with them is the highest ever recorded acceleration that an animal survived, which are G-forces up to 300 times gravity. mosquitosquad.com/greater…
Pill Bugs are not insects but land crustaceans related to lobsters and shrimp. They breathe through gills, can drink through their anus, and excrete gas through their exoskeleton instead of urinating. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arm…
Today I learned of the Hybrid Assistive Limb, a commercially available exoskeleton suit en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HAL…
Army Sgt. Dan Rose, who was paralyzed from the chest down in Afghanistan was able to walk again thanks to a donated bionic exoskeleton by Ekso Bionics. He walked with the aid of his exoskeleton on WWE Smackdown in 2014. medcitynews.com/2014/11/p…
A quadriplegic man was able to move his limbs using an exoskeleton connected to a computer. He had surgery to place 2 implants over the parts of his brain that control movement; 64 electrodes on each implant read his brain activity and beamed the instructions to a computer. independent.co.uk/news/sc…
Today I learned about the "Mad Hatterpillar" Uraba lugens, the gum-leaf skeletoniser, Nicknamed the mad hatterpillar because of its distinctive exoskeletal feature. Every time it sheds the head portion of its exoskeleton, stays attached creating a stack of increasingly large heads! en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ura…
Today I learned about Sea Spiders. There are over 1,000 species, and they have a leg span ranging from 1 mm to nearly 3 ft. As they age, their exoskeleton becomes riddled with small holes – enabling them to slowly grow in size. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sea…
A retired U.S. Army sergeant and Vietnam veteran became the first paralyzed American to successfully finish the New York City Marathon. She used a robotic exoskeleton device to complete 26.2 miles over 3 days. cbsnews.com/video/paralyz…
There is a "solar powered" species of hornet that uses a chemical in its exoskeleton to convert sunlight into energy asknature.org/strategy/ph…
Cuckoo wasps, like their namesake the cuckoo bird, are kleptoparasitic, having evolved to lay their eggs in the nests of other species of wasps. Their brilliant metallic colors are produced by light refracting through open spaces between six layers of cuticle in the wasps’ exoskeletons. baynature.org/article/the…
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…
Scorpions glow under black light. Certain molecules in a part of a scorpion's exoskeleton absorb the UV light and emit it as wavelengths of visible light that appear blue-green at night. nytimes.com/2017/12/04/sc…
Male bed bugs have an armor piercing penis that stabs through the female's exoskeleton during reproduction. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tra…
The American Cockroach can run up to speeds of 50 body lengths per second which is equivalent to a human running 200 miles per hour. Their exoskeleton is flexible and they can keep running nearly as fast while squished. nationalgeographic.com/sc…
Today I learned about a leaf-eating moth caterpillar called Uraba lugens that keeps its old heads whenever it sheds its exoskeleton and stacks them on its head. It is referred to as "The Mad Hatterpillar." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ura…
Scorpions glow brightly under blacklight due to a special protein found in the outer layer of their exoskeleton youtu.be/oP2oZ51YM0o
Of the spider Stegodyphus lineatus. The mother feeds her young by regurgitating liquid food. After ~two weeks, the young kill & completely consume her, leaving an empty exoskeleton. This process is known as matriphagy, or suicidal maternal care. entomologytoday.org/2015/…
General Electric built a powered exoskeleton which would enable the wearer to lift 1500 pounds. It was never turned on with a person inside because any attempt to use the full exoskeleton resulted in a violent, uncontrolled motion. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Har…
The crunchy bits in figs are not the remains of the fig wasp that was needed to pollinate the flower that became the fig, as the wasp exoskeleton will have been broken down by a figgy enzyme called ficin. mnn.com/earth-matters/ani…
There is a species of spider where the mother commits suicide by allowing her offspring to eat 95% of her 2 weeks after birth. They leave her heart and exoskeleton. entomologytoday.org/2015/…
Adactylidium mites hatch inside their mother & devour their mother’s tissue. Inside the exoskeleton, their brother impregnates. The pregnant mites then burst from their mother & wait for the same fate. The brother makes no effort to feed himself and dies. wikipedia.org/wiki/Adacty…
The deep sea 'Hoff Crab' is named because it has a dense covering of setae on its exoskeleton which resembles the hairy chest of the actor David Hasselhoff. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hof…
Bombardier Beetles, as the name suggests, have a novel way of ensuring their safety by *bombarding* their adversaries with a spray of toxin that they end up shooting from their abdomen, to avoid capture, as it tends to burn through the skin/exoskeleton of their enemies. news.mit.edu/2015/how-bom…
The bacteria that causes cholera also helps the ecosystem by feeding off the discarded chitinous exoskeleton of copepods (a type of tiny crustacean), eating as much as 90% of the material so it doesn't clog up the waters. ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti…
Some insects, like mosquitoes, can get very fat, but they don't show it since their exoskeleton doesn't expand, the fat just builds up underneath. popsci.com/article/scienc…
Noonee, a Swiss start-up, has created a low cost leg exoskeleton that allows you to sit anywhere. It is named as "Chairless Chair". youtube.com/watch?v=CMN6i…
Cockroaches’ exoskeletons allow them to withstand weights up to 900 times their body weight smithsonianmag.com/smart-…
Today I learned of the TALOS suit, which is an experimental exoskeleton and tactical suit currently in development by the US military. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TAL…
Lockheed Martin is developing an exoskeleton for the military that will allow a soldier to carry a 200lb load for extended periods. lockheedmartin.com/us/pro…
There's a japanese company named Cyberdyne that invented a strength augmenting robotic exoskeleton. They named it HAL. smartplanet.com/blog/bull…
Elderly workers at Haneda Airport in Tokyo use robotic Exoskeleton suits to augment their strength and mobility when lifting heavy loads businessinsider.com/japan…
The Oriental Hornet's exoskeleton has the ability to convert solar energy into electricity asknature.org/strategy/9b…
James Cameron had the idea for The Terminator from a nightmare he had about a chrome exoskeleton with red eyes chasing him. terminator.wikia.com/wiki…
The female of the parasitic wasp Kollasmosoma sentum will approach an ant, dart toward it, flip its backside toward it, pierce its tough exoskeleton with its ovipositor, and deposit an egg in its abdomen all in a span of 0.05 seconds. When they hatch, they eat the ants from the inside out. sciencedaily.com/releases…
Tortoises have both an exoskeleton and an endoskeleton. sciencedaily.com/terms/to…
When illuminated by ultraviolet rays from a black light, scorpions glow an unnatural neon blue. UV light that hits them gets converted by proteins in their exoskeletons into light of a blue hue, which is visible to the human eye livescience.com/33400-8-w…
There is a real Cyberdyne Inc, and they build humanoid robot exoskeletons. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cyb…
Today I learned that there is a real robotics company called Cyberdyne, and they really do make robotic exoskeletons. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cyb…
There is a Robotics company called Cyberdyne, like in the Terminator franchise and their robotic exoskeletons name is HAL like the evil robot in Stanley Kubrick's - Space Odyssey from 1968. paleofuture.gizmodo.com/t…
There exists a powered exoskeleton suit called HULC. It is designed to allow its wearer to carry 90kg loads at 15km/h and could be a future solution to allow some people to walk en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HUL…
General Electric created a powered exoskeleton in the 60s, but it was never turned on with a person inside it. The only part that worked, the arm, could lift 750 pounds. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Har…
Cyberdyne is real robotics company, and to be even more cinematically coincidental, they make an exoskeleton series called the HAL (Hybrid Assistive Limb). cyberdyne.jp/english/
There's a brain controlled Exoskeleton in Japan called HAL , which is already in use in hospitals across the country en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HAL…
Seashells are exoskeletons scientificamerican.com/ar…
There is an actual company called CyberDyne that makes robotic exoskeletons. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cyb…
In the 1960s GE built an exoskeleton called Hardiman. The suit was funded by the US military, and was designed to mimic the user’s natural movements, enabling him to lift up to 1,500 lbs. The suit itself weighed 1,500 lbs and included 28 joints connected by a complex hydraulic/electronic network gereports.com/post/785741…
Up to 43.7 million Christmas Island red crabs migrate from forests to the coast each year. Many are crushed on roads, cause accidents, and puncture tires with their hard exoskeletons. To minimize crab fatalities, "crab fences" are used to guide the crabs to small underpasses. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chr…
A company called Cyberdyne (the name of the fictional company in the first two Terminator movies) exists and builds robotic exoskeletons. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cyb…
A company called Ekso Bionics creates wearable Bionic exoskeleton suits to help disabled people walk! eksobionics.com/ekso
Mother scorpions (which are arachnids) carry their live born young on their backs until the babies' first molting, when they have hard exoskeletons and can hunt on their own. askabiologist.asu.edu/sco…
There's a company called Cyberdyne that created a powered exoskeleton suit named HAL 5 that allows support and expands the physical capabilities of it's users youtube.com/watch?v=_8VhW…
The Panamanian Tortise Beetle has a transparent shell that can change color due its ability to control fluid in its exoskeleton. discovermagazine.com/2007…
Someone invented a Halo style exoskeleton suit for soldiers. youtube.com/watch?v=JPS2l…
Before Ripley's power loader in Aliens (1986), there was a scene in The Ambushers (1967) where a woman commandeers a powered exoskeleton to combat an opponent. youtube.com/watch?v=Xzy3i…
The popularly used red food dye, Carmine, is produced from the ground up exoskeleton of the insect called the Cochineal, and is used in commercial products such as Mentos, Nesquick, Yoplait, Dannon, as well as many lip stick and fruit juice products. citizens.org/products-usi…
The small size of bugs relative to mammals and reptiles is attributed to their exoskeletons and its inability to bare large mass. amisstome.wordpress.com/2…
Mushrooms contain chitin, the same protein that makes up an insects exoskeleton. news.illinois.edu/news/05…
An actual company called Cyberdyne Inc. created a powered exoskeleton called HAL en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/H…
There is a single celled organism called Radiolaria capable of producing beautiful and highly differing exoskeletons. Scientists are still trying to figure out how they achieve this incredible feat. ucmp.berkeley.edu/protist…
After moulting, Hermit Crabs eat the old exoskeleton because it contains much needed nutrients. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Her…
The structure of chitin (the stuff exoskeletons are made of) was discovered by Albert Hofmann, later to be known as the father of LSD, as his doctoral thesis. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chi…
There is a company in Japan making an exoskeleton called HAL. The company's name is Cyberdyne. cyberdyne.jp/english/cust…
Because of certain minerals in their exoskeletons, scorpions will glow when under a black light. wired.com/wiredscience/20…
The Malaysian Assassin Bug liquifies it's enemies and then wears their exoskeletons as armor. youtube.com/watch?v=WG56R…

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