As gross as it may sound, there is a festival in which you can pet insects. The Fifth Annual Arizona Insect Festival features an insect petting zoo. Though the majority of us dislike insects, some people like them as this festival shows. Kathleen Prudic, an entomologist at the University of Arizona, describes cockroaches as “fabulous.” She goes on to explain that is because they are the inspiration behind anti-missile technology.




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Roaches, Mealworms, Butterflies– Oh My! Insect Festival

Roaches are fabulous,” Prudic said. “When you try to squish one, how quickly they have to be able to respond to your movement and get out of the way, and they’ve got some really neat adaptations to be able to do that in sensing air movements and light …and more »

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