Science Questions

Sun, 23rd Oct 2005

Part of the show Social Insects, Biting Bugs and a Potted History of Honey


Sara in March asked:

Why do insects have more legs than humans?


I think if you're small animal, it's quite hard not to fall over. So if you have a large number of legs you can stay on the ground more of the time. So essentially, insects have more legs than humans because if they had less legs, they would fall over very easily.


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