Sunday, May 04, 2014

Bug juice

We have a sliding door with a sliding screen that gets left open frequently. And we back on to a swamp. The other day Dot screeched at someone who had left the door open, "You are letting six million bugs in!"

This naturally led us to wonder if six million bugs would, in fact, fit in the house. We determined, based on a loose packing of ten mosquitoes per cubic inch, that we could fit 172 million mosquitoes in a modestly-sized home. Thus, letting six million bugs in became a real and disturbing possibility.


Diary of an Autodidact said...

If you want to be even more freaked out, the average number of insects per square foot of dry land is 750. So, your yard may well contain, say, 7.5 Million...

You can thank me for this vital information later.

Darren said...

Square inch or cubic inch?

And I am now officially freaked out. I HATE bugs.