Weird Science: Bombardier Beetles

Bombardier Beetles are curious critters. They create high-speed jets of boiling hot, caustic liquid capable of being pin-point aimed through a 270-degree arc. Wow…

Because of their uniqueness, they’re a controversial critter, used by both evolutionists and creationists as proof that the other side is just being goofy. As a result, it was difficult to find information that didn’t have a heavy bias. Some day, if I’m feeling up to starting an ideological firefight on my blog, I may give you my opinion (and the reasoning for it) on that particular debate.

For now, though, check out a beetle that would blow itself up if the mechanism for creating such an exothermic reaction failed.