Wednesday, June 2, 2010
Beeware of Cellphones
Researchers in India recently found that cellphones can be pretty bad for bees...
See, bees navigate like little compasses, using magnetite in their body to tell direction. Cellphone radiation ruins their compass! Beehives exposed to radiation lost all ability to produce honey, and hives ran out of food in three months.
i.e. Bees starving!
Queens also stopped laying eggs by 50%. So, less baby bees!
Gosh, this all sounds really tragic. But, is it enough to get people to stop using their cellphones...?
Maybe people need to know that bees are crucial to agriculture and food production. Or maybe, the bees just need a new spokesperson like the girl at right...
If girls in lingerie can't save the bees, who can?