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FlipFact of the Day: While both male and female mosquitoes possess a proboscis (or elongated feeding tube), the ones that males have are long and feathery, which they use to feed on flower nectar. Meanwhile, the females’ are smooth and needle-like, enabling them to pierce through skin and feed on blood. They need the amino acids found in blood to produce eggs.

Today’s Science History Milestone: On July 18, 1968, semiconductor pioneers Robert Noyce and Gordon Moore founded the Intel Corporation in Mountain View, California.


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References

  • https://metode.org/metodes-whys-and-wherefores/why-do-only-female-mosquitoes-bite.html

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