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.