Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Bee-Careful...Bee-Good...It's the Buzz! Bee-Bond Is the Name!

Scientists in the US claim they have trained bees to sniff out bombs. They say the project could have far-reaching applications in homeland security and the Iraqi war.

The bees have been trained to stick out their proboscis-the tube the use to feed on nectar - (Okay...stop laughing...I'm bee-ing serious!)

The 'Stealthy Insect Sensor Project' exposed the insects to the odour of explosives followed by a sugar-water reward in their training.

My name is Beeeee-ond.....a honeytini, please, sticky not stirred!

10 comments:

  1. So, bees to sniff out bombs eh? What do they do when they find one - sting the offender to punish them, or sting the FBI or whatever to alert them? Sounds bee....y suss to me! Lol

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  2. It would be pretty difficult to pin a medal on them, Robyn!

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  3. First the A-Bomb, then the B-Bomb. Or is it the A Team and the B Team?

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  4. It's all a buzz around here. A hive of industry...a bit swarm, though with summer started. I could drone on and on but I won't, honey.

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  5. Well I'll bee damned, are they beeeing serious. Unbeeleivable really, what next.
    Cheers Margaret

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  6. beeegered if I know, Margaret! I heard they were busy listening to Sting and the Bee Gees. Maybee they're going on the protest today with the workers! They should just let it bee as the Bee-tles hummed! It's a sticky situation!

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  7. The spelling bee was a bit of a bumble, I hear!

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  8. Hi Lee,

    H-mm, I don't think I have heard of this one before?

    Does it take the stings out of the bomb scares?

    Janice~

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  9. A hum-dinger in a Hummer, Jancie! ;)

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  10. You folks down bee-low, sure know how to poke fun.

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