TIL about the windshield phenomenon. It’s the observation that recently fewer dead insects accumulate on the windshields of people’s cars. It has been attributed to a global decline in insect populations caused by human activity.

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  1. This is mostly due to the aerodynamics of modern cars more so than anything else. I drive through areas that I know damn well are FULL of bugs and I don’t hit any.

  2. (Half trolling here)

    I always felt like this was something really odd for environmentalists to debate about;

    “We’re killing all the insects with pesticides, we need to go back to killing them with our cars!”

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