One Couple's Answer To The Question, "What's The Meaning Of Life?"

Submitted by: squrlz4ever 6 months ago in

Over several decades, Charles and Lois O’Brien (above) have amassed a collection of over a million insects. The couple has just donated this entomological treasure trove, estimated to include a thousand species new to science and valued at over $10 million, to the Arizona State University. Their story, as told by The Guardian, is an inspiration.



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Male 6,128
Everybody fights, No one quits. - Sargent Razak Hero in the war against the bugs
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Female 4,408
thezigrat I'm doing my part!
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Male 1,334
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Male 39,902
Bugs? Bugs are the moaning of life?
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Male 4,915
Gerry1of1 Wull, they were for this couple, Mr. Wisenheimer. ~drops boll weevil down Gerry's shorts~
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Male 39,902
squrlz4ever the crabs eat boll weevil
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Male 4,915
Gerry1of1 LOL! Sounds you've got a whole ecosystem flourishing down there. I look forward to a monograph in Nature. ... But don't even think about donating that collection to Squrlz University!
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Male 7,921
Super cool story!

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Male 4,915
normalfreak2 Glad you liked it. I found their stories inspiring on so many levels. Talk about lives well spent!
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Male 4,915
Zoom, that went up fast. Thanks, Fancy. One error: The O'Briens have donated their collection to Arizona State University, not the University of Arizona. (My mistake: Sorry!)
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