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For our trivia-loving friends . . .

  • In Mexico you might find pulgas vestidas, or “dressed fleas” for sale. Fleas are dressed in tiny costumes and posed holding tiny loaves of bread, tools, or other items.
  • Scorpion babies crawl on top of their mother and live there for the first week or two, feeding on scraps of her catches.
  • Although the plague is often believed to be an historical disease, about 10-15 people in the U.S. contract this flea-borne illness each year.