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Over 20 million bats live in the Bracken Cave in Texas, the world’s largest colony of bats.
After two weeks of wear, a pair of jeans will have grown a 1,000-strong colony of bacteria on the front, 1,500–2,500 on the back, and 10,000 on the crotch.
In the first version of Cinderella, she was a greek slave that lived in a colony in Egypt.
The first Native American who met the Pilgrims at Plymouth Colony walked into their encampment and greeted them in English.
There’s a colony in Brazil founded by 2,000 to 4,000 Confederate refugees who left the U.S. after losing the Civil War.
The country of Liberia, in Africa, was established by U.S. citizens as a colony for former African-American slaves and their free black descendants.
In 2009, snipers were deployed in Australia to protect a colony of little penguins from predators.
In one year, a 100-bat colony can drink the blood of 25 cows.
A study showed that only 2.6% of Ants in a colony are always active. Over 25% are observed to never be working, and 71.9% are inactive half of the time.
Ants can accidentally misinterpret the chemical trails left by other ants and start walking in circles. If too many members of the colony join in, it can kill the whole colony in what is sometimes known as the ‘Death Spiral.’
Alexander II, Emperor of Russia, sold Alaska to the U.S.A., fearing the remote colony would fall into British hands if there were another war.
The world’s first nudist colony, founded in India in 1891, was called the Fellowship of the Naked Trust.
Haiti was demanded compensation from France shortly after gaining independence for its loss of men and slave colony.
The bumblebee does not die when it stings—it can sting again and again. In bumblebee hives, the entire colony, except for the queen, dies at the end of each summer. Each year an entirely new colony of bees must be produced.