Welcome to did you know. A fun tumblr blog with a collection of awesome, interesting, weird and random stuff to tickle your brain. Please click on the image/note count to read sources (this will open the post and below it is the source).This blog is not meant for internet explorer and is best viewed in all modern browsers. Did You Know Archive and did-you-kno are protected by international trademark and copyright laws.
archive - rss
Who runs this blog?
The Titan beetle typically lives in the rain forests of Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, the Guianas and north-central Brazil, where locals and researchers try to capture them after dark, with bright lights. There is an entire eco-tourism industry based on the Titan beetle, which provides sightseeing tours of the insect in its habitat, and the selling of specimens, which can cost up to $500. The largest recorded Titanus giganteus measured 16.7 centimeters, more than some adult Chihuahuas, and was collected by entomologist Patrick Bleuzen in French Guyana.