Peeing in high-speed – and its value for science

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🐛 Attention nature enthusiasts and curious minds! 🌿 Did you know that cicadas, those noisy creatures that fill the air with their buzzing chorus, have a fascinating secret? They pee in high-speed jets, defying the conventional wisdom about animal urination – and this skill may help advance science. 🚿💨

In a recent study, researchers discovered that cicadas, despite their small size, unleash powerful streams of urine akin to much larger animals like elephants and horses. This discovery not only adds a quirky dimension to our understanding of nature. But it also holds implications for human innovation. 🤯✨

By delving into the mysteries of insect urination, scientists hope to glean insights that could inspire advancements in fields like physics and design. Who knew that the way cicadas relieve themselves could lead to breakthroughs in defogging eyeglasses or designing more efficient nozzles? 🤔🔬

But the journey of discovery doesn’t end there. With a trillion cicadas set to emerge in a rare natural phenomenon this spring, there’s never been a better time to explore the wonders of these fascinating insects. 🌟

So, if you’re intrigued by the quirky world of cicada pee and want to uncover more about how nature’s smallest creatures hold the key to innovative solutions, get connected and join us for a better resource use. 🌍🔍

Source: https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/dont-look-up-cicadas-produce-high-speed-jets-of-urine-180983935/

Photo: https://www.pexels.com/photo/closeup-photo-of-brown-and-gray-cicada-on-twig-1008271/

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