9 Fun Beetle Facts. - Random Facts

Published : 2014-12-21 (over 3 years Ago) - Last updated over 2 years Ago

9 Fun beetle facts

Enjoy these fun, incredible, interesting, awesome and random beetle facts.

1. The bombardier beetle can shoot boiling hot, foul smelling liquid from a gland that can rotate 270 degrees.
2. Cleopatra made her lipstick from crushed beetles, which gave it a red pigment, and ants which she used for the base.
3. Dung beetles can use the Milky Way to navigate.
4. The Goliath beetle, at 4 ounces, is the heaviest insect.
5. The strongest animal in the world is the rhinoceros beetle. It can lift 850 times its own weight.
6. A male rhinoceros beetle can lift 850 times its own body weight.
7. A blue whale's heart is the size of a Volkswagen Beetle.
8. All species of beetles are edible.
9. The famous aphrodisiac 'Spanish Fly' is made from dried beetle remains.
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