Your Christmas Tree: Home to 25K Bugs?
The good news is, they'll end up dead
By Kate Seamons, Newser Staff
Posted Dec 23, 2012 12:33 PM CST
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(Newser) – Santa may be sneaking down your chimney, but he's not the only one making his way into your home. An avalanche of bugs is likely riding the Christmas Tree Express straight into your living room, reports the AFP. It spoke to a scientist who cited research that has found as many as 25,000 insects—ranging from bark lice to moths to mites—living in a single tree. The lights and heat spur them to come out of hibernation, but don't fear a creepy, crawly bug invasion: "As they cannot feed on the limited plants found in most households, the bugs will quickly dry out and die," says the scientist.

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MichaelHahn
Dec 26, 2012 8:43 PM CST
NOT OF JESUS CHRISTMAS TREE! Jer 10:1 Hear ye the word which the LORD speaketh unto you, O house of Israel: Jer 10:2 Thus saith the LORD, Learn not the way of the heathen, and be not dismayed at the signs of heaven; for the heathen are dismayed at them. Jer 10:3 For the customs of the people [are] vain: for [one] cutteth a tree out of the forest, the work of the hands of the workman, with the axe. Jer 10:4 They deck it with silver and with gold; they fasten it with nails and with hammers, that it move not. Jer 10:5 They [are] upright as the palm tree, but speak not: they must needs be borne, because they cannot go. Be not afraid of them; for they cannot do evil, neither also [is it] in them to do good. Jer 10:6 Forasmuch as [there is] none like unto thee, O LORD; thou [art] great, and thy name [is] great in might. Jer 10:7 Who would not fear thee, O King of nations? for to thee doth it appertain: forasmuch as among all the wise [men] of the nations, and in all their kingdoms, [there is] none like unto thee. Jer 10:8 But they are altogether brutish and foolish: the stock [is] a doctrine of vanities. Jer 10:9 Silver spread into plates is brought from Tarshish, and gold from Uphaz, the work of the workman, and of the hands of the founder: blue and purple [is] their clothing: they [are] all the work of cunning [men]. Jer 10:10 But the LORD [is] the true God, he [is] the living God, and an everlasting king: at his wrath the earth shall tremble, and the nations shall not be able to abide his indignation. Jer 10:11 Thus shall ye say unto them, The gods that have not made the heavens and the earth, [even] they shall perish from the earth, and from under these heavens. Jer 10:12 He hath made the earth by his power, he hath established the world by his wisdom, and hath stretched out the heavens by his discretion. Jer 10:13 When he uttereth his voice, [there is] a multitude of waters in the heavens, and he causeth the vapours to ascend from the ends of the earth; he maketh lightnings with rain, and bringeth forth the wind out of his treasures. Jer 10:14 Every man is brutish in [his] knowledge: every founder is confounded by the graven image: for his molten image [is] falsehood, and [there is] no breath in them. Jer 10:15 They [are] vanity, [and] the work of errors: in the time of their visitation they shall perish.
augie2
Dec 24, 2012 2:51 PM CST
You get the same amount of crap if a liberal enters your house. I'd rather have the tree.
myflap.blow
Dec 23, 2012 10:58 PM CST
i just shook my tree and bigfoot fell out