Beetles - Varmints! - 2


It’s a brand new episode of Varmints! In this episode, animal novices Paul Csomo and Paul Wilk talk about the military, pop culture, and, oh yeah, the fascinating world of beetles!

Here’s some stuff we referenced on the show:

First, an amazing beetle: the firefly! How many fireflies would it take to match the brightness of the sun? Find the answer here!

Here’s a video of fireflies in Tennessee synchronizing their little butt lights. A special thanks to Radim Schreiber for letting us use this beautiful video. See more of his work at his website.

Another beetle: the Tiger Beetle. Fast! Deadly! Not all that bright.

Here’s an article about farmers in the Midwest using dung beetles to prevent flies and parasites

And a video of those poop lovin’ little buggers in action!

Giger’s dung beetle sculpture at the London Zoo

Hey, we don’t really get Beetle Bailey. But you might! Read up!

Seems like we should have done a little extra research into how the Volkswagen Beetle got its name. Here is the real story!

Here’s some public domain old-time radio featuring the Blue Beetle! The audio is extra crispy. Enjoy!

The American Beetles. An ill-conceived plan to make everyone forget about that OTHER band…

Finally, this delightful video. Want to serve beetle larvae at your next dinner party? Need a recipe? Well look no further!

Note: Blazing Caribou Studios is not responsible for any vomiting or the resultant dry cleaning bills that may ensue from watching this video. Proceed at your own risk.

Thanks for listening!

What’s your beetle story? Have you eaten mealworms? Or do you just have comments and questions about the show? Why not drop us a line? We’d love to hear from you!

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