Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Science study for the day...

BigBoy: Did you know there are some caterpillars that have poisonous hairs? There's a bird that uses them to defend its nest.

Me: Does he pay them to stand guard?

BigBoy: No. It pokes them in just the right place to make them mostly dead but not all dead. Basically it builds a wall of zombie caterpillars to sting the rats that try to get in.

More than I ever wanted to know.

This is what happens when you let your kids read National Geographic for Kids. Correction: BigBoy says it was actually National Geographic Angry Birds: 50 True Stories of the Fed Up, Feathered, and Furious.


  1. Thank you for sharing this. My son will LOVE it. "Zombie caterpillars..." hilarious. :D

  2. Oh how we have dog eared that book! Love the story!

  3. My little guy loves loves that book too. He has shared many useful and exciting details with the rest of us too. :)))))

  4. I love the explanation, though I confess in the middle of it I had the thought...

    "mostly dead is slightly alive."

    GAAA. Now I feel the need to watch "Princess Bride." Inconceivable.


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