There are about 40 kinds of cats out there—like me. There’s only one kind of human on Earth now. But there are more than a million kinds of insects. That’s just the insect species we know about.
Every single one of those insects has six legs.
I talked about why that is with my friend Allan Felsot. He’s an insect scientist at Washington State University.
He told me there must be some evolutionary reason insects have six legs—like better stability when walking.
“In biology, every ‘why’ question has the same answer,” Felsot said. “Things are the way they are because of adaptations that have allowed organisms to live longer.”Read More ...