Natural Super Glue Found on Asparagus Spears

If a raw asparagus spear has an added bit of crunch, it could be due to the common asparagus beetle, which affixes its near-invisible eggs onto the vegetable using one of the world's strongest natural glues. A new study has found that it takes a pull-off force "8,650 times higher than the egg weight" to remove the glued-on white, oval eggs from asparagus.

Full article by Jennifer Viegas on Discovery News



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