Let Me Give You The Skinney

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Dragonfly

What do you get when you cross a parrot with a shark?

An animal that talks your head off.

Interesting Fact: Old and unreliable claims are made that dragonflies such as the southern giant darner can fly up to 60 miles per hour (97 km/h).[50] However, the greatest reliable flight speed records are for other types of insects.[51] In general, large dragonflies like the hawkers have a maximum speed of 10–15 metres per second (22–34 mph) with average cruising speed of about 4.5 metres per second (10 mph).[52] Dragonflies can fly at 100 body-lengths per second, and three lengths per second backwards. ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dragonfly#Flight )

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12 Comments

  1. My grammie believed a dragonfly could sew your lips together, if it was in a bad mood. She was happy when I convinced her that it couldn’t.

    • Wow that would be really interesting if they were able to do so. Thank you very much for stopping by and sharing your story with us. Happy Blogging! 🙂

  2. I remember a dragonfly hitting me once. It was an unprovoked aerial attack. I felt a thump on my head, and knew I had to stand my ground. Dont let’em win.

    • Hehehe. You are definitely one of the lucky ones that survived a dragonfly attack. I hope you don’t have any flashbacks. Hehehe Thank you very much for stopping by and getting me to laugh. Happy Blogging! 🙂

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