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Ant – Did you know?

Ants are capable of carrying objects 50 times their own body weight with their mandibles. If we have proportions of ants, we would be able to heave a Hyundai over our heads!

I have a weird ant fact quiz for you to test your knowledge! You just need to answer True or False

1. Some army ants are used in Africa to stitch wounds.
o True o False

2. Some ants know how to farm.
o True o False

3. Some ants are slave-makers.
o True o False

4. If the queen ant dies, the whole colony elects a new leader with bits of leaves.
o True o False

5. The queen ant feeds her first batch of young with bits of her own butt.
o True o False

6. Ants can lift objects up to 500 times their body weight.
o True o False

7. Fire ants can clone themselves.
o True o False

8. Some soldier ants guard the nest with their heads.
o True o False

9. There is a supercolony of ants that stretches over more than 3,000 miles in Europe.
o True o False

10. Ants are a culinary delicacy for many people around the world.
o True o False

Answers to the weird ant fact quiz:

1. False.
2. True.
3. True.
4. False. If the queen ant dies, the whole colony dies with her.
5. False. The queen ant feeds her first batch of young with her own saliva.
6. False. However, ants can lift objects up to 50 times their body weight.
7. True.
8. True.
9. True.
10. True.

Ant quiz

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Red Orchid – Did you know?

Because most orchids depends on a single species of bird, bee or other insects for pollination, if that species is eliminated, the particular orchid that depends of that species becomes threatened by extinction. Thus, habitat fragmentation and rainforest destruction may eventually prove devastating to the great number of orchid species in existence today.

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Spiderweb – delicate substance

This time I would like to introduce to you one of our new designs – Spiderweb. I have been fascinated by spiderwebs for some time now and couldn’t resist to use one of their creations on La Brella’s canopy. Did you know that people have been able to replicate many natural substances and fibers but spider silk is not one of them. The molecular structure of spider silk is simply too complex for us to recreate.

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Appreciate our planet

Take a few minutes to watch Carl Sagan’s Pale Blue Dot below, it will help you appreciate our planet even more. In the time you have watched this video, 825 acres of the rainforest will be destroyed around the world.

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Bauhinia – the exquisite orchid

Bauhinia

Bauhinia is a type of white orchid, they are the rarest of all the orchids. Did you know that they grow upside down when mature? Their petals tend to be thick and heavy so who can blame them.

 

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Dragonfly

As you know already La Brella umbrellas are inspired by the beauty of the rainforest. The Dragonfly is amazing. Did you know that their eyes have about 30,000 lenses? Meaning it can see around the whole surface of its eye whilst having a low eye resolution. On the other hand, a human eye only has one lens and sees better than a dragonfly, but it is limited to seeing in a semi-circle like field of view.

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THE STORY BEHIND LA BRELLA

La Brella wants to make a difference and its goal is to spread awareness about the rainforest protection. How? La Brella creates unique umbrellas whose large canopy allows one to carry the message through. Have a look at the attached video for more info.