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  • The fastest known insect is a dragonfly that has been clocked at 58 kilometres an hour!
  • The heaviest insect in the world is the Goliath beetle from Africa. A big male can weigh up to 100 grams.
  • A cockroach can live without its head for up to nine days. Yuk!
  • Houseflies usually take off backwards!
  • Houseflies taste with their feet - they even have taste buds on them. Maybe that's why they love walking on jam?
  • Some wasps sleep while hanging by their teeth. They can hibernate like this for months.
  • Insects are the most numerous and successful creatures on the planet.
  • Insects make up approximately 80% of the total number of creatures on Earth.