Why Are Insects So Hard To Swat?
9 January 2018, 16:09 | Updated: 9 January 2018, 16:10
Mystery Hour Question.
Why can insects get away from swatting so quickly?
Name: Duncan, Richmond.
Qualification: Told by his father as a child.
Answer: Insects have a higher 'flicker-frequency' than humans. This means they can process light faster than humans as they have a higher metabolism. Images travel from their eyes to their brains very quickly, allowing them to react and escape from being swatted.