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Here is some strange but interesting facts. The South African dung beetle uses different ways to navigate. They use the milky way to navigate. This is the only animal in the world that uses the stars to help them navigate.
Over the years, we used research to conclude that these insects have used the moon and the sun to help guide them in a straight line. This is the quickest way for them to survive.
Scientists has attempted to clarify the Milky Way theory. They used numerous trials and tests to add truth to this theory. Here is an example of one of the test that scientist have tried.
Scientists at Johannesburg’s Wits University took beetles into the university planetarium to see how they fared with a normal night sky, and then one devoid of the Milky Way.
“The dung beetles don’t care which direction they’re going in. They just need to get away from the bun fight at the poo pile,” Wits professor Marcus Byrne said. “But when we turned off the Milky Way, the beetles got lost.”
Its weird but true!