2012-09-27 / Columns
REflections of nature
As I walked through the field of tall grass, I saw grasshoppers jumping everywhere, and I was amazed at the distance they jumped. Later that night I looked through several books, where I found that grasshoppers can jump 20 times the length of their bodies; while three feet is typical for a jump, some grasshoppers have been known to jump five feet.
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