I am swamped today, and trying to put the Skeptics’ Carnival together–so I thought since a bunch of new readers would be coming by tomorrow (in theory!), I’d put together a collection of posts that give them a flavor of Bug Girl:
1. Exploding pants
A post about the back story on a Mythbuster’s episode, with a link to a photo of Kari Byron with no pants. That has to be on anyone‘s Top 10 list.
2. The DDT-Rachel Carson Series of posts
In which I examine the evidence from those who want to demonize Carson and beatify DDT. Also see this review of a peer-reviewed paper on DDT that is not what it seems.
3. Bad Science and Marketing in the ‘Bee Movie’
I also looked at the unholy alliance between McDonalds and Conservation International to promote the movie. Ugh.
4. Is it illegal to Kill a preying mantis? Short answer: No.
5. Will herbal lotions repel mosquitoes?
In which I combine zombies, hamsters, Barry White, and mosquitoes in a single post. Rather proud of that one.
6. Threats of violence by creationists
Because that Jesus dude was all about killing people.
I don’t know that those are the best, or most amusing, posts, but they are some that consistently get a lot of traffic, and seem to be representative. Check out the category “ask an entomologist” on the top right for even more insect goodness!