(And now, it’s time for some more amazing animals! Number 1960, the amazing beetle.) The Beatles were a 1960’s pop group from England who…No, no! Not that kind of beatle! This kind of beetle! "Ohh, I thought it was a walrus." There are thousands of different kinds of beetle and they’re found in most places around the world. This particular beetle is called a roughened darkling beetle. The roughened darkling beetle is rather incredible as it stays frozen during most of the winter, which lasts about half of a year where they live. How does it do this? You’ll not gonna believe it, but their bodies produce antifreeze. Can you beat-le that? Found mainly in the northern United States and Canada. They love to eat both fresh and decaying vegetation. Talk about a cheap date. Uhmm! What flavor is this? Oh, it’s spicy. I might have to go to the bathroom. Major predators who find the roughened darkling beetle quite delicious include some spiders, birds, and lizards. So no wonder they look a bit jumpy. "Ah, it's a lizard! Oh, no! my bad. It’s a rotting log." "Ohh, hey! That wasn’t me! Or... was it?" Wow, Mr. Beetle! "I’m not a mister! I’m a miss!" You are one amazing animal.
1. How many kinds of beetle are out there?
2. Why is the roughened darkling beetle 'rather incredible?'
3. Who are the major predators of the beetle?
4. [Debatable] "The beetle is a dirty insect." - Do you agree?