11 Reasons Dragonflies Are Actually Kind Of Terrifying

Dragonflies are beautiful, weird, and sometimes incredibly scary. Here's why:

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    300 million years of experience.

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    They can intercept prey mid-air.

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    They have a human-level attention span.

    New York Times, April 1, 2013

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    Super. Sharp. Mandibles.

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    They have two sets of wings.

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    They're incredibly fast.

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    They also have unbelievable endurance.

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    Their heads are mostly made of eyes.

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    And those 30,000 eyes can see way more colors than humans can.

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    They can live up to two years underwater.

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    Some of them even live in saltwater.

    Chris Goforth, The Dragonfly Woman, January 27, 2012

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