today i learned – sat 15th sept 2018

ever taken a swipe at a bee? 🐝 yes? well, watch out, it could come after you 😱

#tdil bees can recognise faces just like humans can πŸ™ˆ

so yeah, if you have ever tried to kill a bee, you should probably create some kind of fortress or something πŸ˜‚

it was always thought that only large brained mammals like us (well, some of us πŸ™ˆ) could recognise individual people’s faces … scientists now, however, have figured out that they’ve actually been wrong.

whilst humans have billions of neurons, honeybees only have a million or so … regardless, they have a similar ability to humans when it comes to individual recognition.

this whole thing was tested by scientists through an experiment that put bees up against four pictures … each with a different person’s face. by rewarding the bees with a tasty solution, they managed to get honeybees to repeatedly fly up to a target face, even when they moved the picture around!

two days later, the honeybees could still recognise the target face! 🐝 which is really quite impressive 😏

all this just means that you should probably watch out next time you try to swat a bee πŸ™ˆ

laters 😘 #tdil

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wooooooop! a lovely honeybee fact 😏 i really like honeybees … they’re so damn impressive! 🐝 fancy reading something else? just take a look ->here<-

(picture time!! the header is ->here<- and the other image is ->here<-)

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