Ok, we probably take them for granted but I think they are one of the coolest critters out there. One of those things that always fascinated me. Perhaps cause they are so common most people don't seem to pay them much notice. If you do some digging their are a few articles on how scientists recently found out how the water strider moves on water(even made a "robostrider" machine that could walk on water). I was pretty amazed at seeing this as even though I like to think I'm an observant person I never asked the question of how these little buggers manage to dart around like that even though they are on the surface of the water where your average insect gets stuck.
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