Quiz: How Much Do You Know About Scary Yet Harmless Bugs?
How Much Do You Know About Scary Yet Harmless Bugs?
By: John Miller
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About This Quiz

Camping is a favorite pastime for millions of people. You can get outside, sneak away from the stress of home and work, and just relax. Imagine the fresh air, hot dogs over an open flame and reading to the sweet chirp of evening birds laying down to rest. Nothing could be more tranquil. That is, until something large, hissing and erratically flying lands on the tip of your nose as you lounge in the hammock. 

What's your first reaction? Scream? Twist and spin out of the way? Or, do you ball up your fist and land a solid punch to your nose, hoping to knock the hideous thing out? Well, the rational mind would say, figure out what the insect is first, and then respond. But, in a seemingly life-and-death situation you may not have that much time to think. Luckily you can test your knowledge of those scary yet harmless bugs with this quiz. 

Can that Zen-like praying mantis bite you? And if so, will it? If a Goliath Birdeater gets too close, will it caw, hiss, bite or run away? Is the myth true that daddy long legs have the most potent venom in the world? And do earwigs actually crawl into your ears to lay their eggs deep in your brain? 

From myth to fact, explore this quiz and the world of scary yet harmless bugs with this quiz!

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