39 Top Bee Facts

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1. Hospitals that resemble living rooms have been shown to improve health.
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2. A queen bee uses her stinger only to sting another queen bee.
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3. One study estimates that a bottle of beer consumed every day reduces the risk of kidney stones by 40%.
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4. Beer contains all 13 essential nutrients of life
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5. The sting from a killer bee contains less venom than the sting from a regular bee!
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6. Mrs Beeton recommended boiling pasta for 13⁄4 hours.
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7. A scientist allowed 78 bees, wasps, and ants sting him to create a pain index. The absolute worst was the bullet ant.
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8. The historic news of the first manned powered flight by the Wright Brothers first appeared in the magazine Gleanings in Bee Culture.
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9. Since 1948, 100 planes have gone missing in flight and never been recovered.
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10. Most of the water you drink has already been drunk by someone else, maybe several times over.
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11. A bee has 5 eyes.
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12. A survey revealed that 92% of light beer drinkers are open to dating someone with kids.
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13. Bees can be trained to detect bombs.
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14. Beer Pong Definition: A game that needs to be an olympic sport.
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15. Water, electricity and gas have been free of charge in Turkmenistan since 1991.
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16. IP addresses linked to the New York Police Department have been used to sanitize Wikipedia entries about cases of police brutality.
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17. The most times a person has been stung by bees without dying is 2,443.
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18. In spite of ‘women and children first’, men have been twice as likely as women to survive shipwrecks since 1852.
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19. Bees fly an average of 15 miles per hour.
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20. There can be more than 20,000 bees in a single hive!
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21. Studies have shown that expressing gratitude to others has been shown to make people happier.
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22. Stress is often referred to as 'the silent killer' and has been linked to heart disease, high blood pressure, chest pain and early death.
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23. The common hartebeest graze together in groups of 10,000.
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24. Bees are directly responsible for the production of 70% of fruits, vegetables, seeds, and nuts that we consume on a daily basis.
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25. Honeybees have a type of hair on their eyes!
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26. Bees cool down their hives by bringing in water on their wings.
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27. 19% of surveyed transgender people have been denied health care due to their transgender or gender non-conforming status.
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28. The buzz that you hear when a bee approaches is the sound of its four wings moving at 11,400 strokes per minute.
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29. Only female bees work.
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30. 80% of 10-year-old girls surveyed in the U.S. have been on a diet.
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31. 80% of all time capsules have been lost.
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32. Beethoven was of Belgian extraction.
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33. People who drink ultra-light beer tend to prefer long-term relationships and are most likely to be homebodies, according to a survey.
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34. Experts say that the average adult can safely withstand more than 1,000 bee stings.
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35. Bees can sense moisture changes in the air, which allows them to make it back to their hives before it rains.
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36. The Bloody Mary has been scientifically proven to be the best alcoholic drink to enjoy on an aeroplane.
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37. The sting from a killer bee contains less venom than the sting from a regular bee.
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38. Hairspray will immobilize wasps and bees if you're ever attacked by them
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39. When you drink a glass of water, it has already been drunk by other people and animals, possibly several times over.

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