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How many mosquitoes die crashing into cars?

The Dutch biologist Arnold Van Vliet has embarked on a curious mission: to find out how many mosquitoes and insects die crashed into vehicles that circulate on the roads . To carry out his particular census he launched the website "Splash Teller", in which Dutch drivers were invited to count how many insects have crashed into the front license plate of their vehicle and send the data together with the distance traveled. Since this piece is the same size in all cars, vans, etc., Van Vlient assures that there are "seven million sensors circulating in the country at different times of the day."

The results of their survey reveal that 3.3 billion insects die each year on Dutch vehicle license plates . Taking into account that the front of the car is 40 times larger than this surface, the figure increases and, according to Van Vlient, in six months 800,000 million insects die hitting the vehicles that circulate in this European country.

Extrapolating the results to the United States, Van Vliet estimates that each year 33,500,000,000,000 mosquitoes and other flying insects die in this same way.

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