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Why are there so many insects? - Murry Gans


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If insects suddenly morphed into large beings and decided to wage war on us, there’s no doubt that humans would lose. There are an estimated 10 quintillion individual insects on earth, outnumbering humans by more than a billion to one. So what’s their secret to success? Murry Gans details the reasons behind insect abundance.

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Meet The Creators

  • Educator Murry Gans
  • Script Editor Emma Bryce
  • Director Esteban Valdez
  • Producer Emilce Diaz
  • Animator Emilce Diaz, Dariel Bencosme , Najja Porter
  • Artist Meike Groh
  • Narrator Addison Anderson

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