16 reasons why dragonflies are nature’s most incredible killing machines


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Zigging here and zagging there, the dragonfly rather resembles a minuscule UFO—unparalleled flying object, of course. Which is why, for decades, the U.S. Air Force has been feverishly researching its flight mechanics, recently inventing a dragonfly-like drone for “reconnaissance objectives.” It’s just a matter of time before covert operatives concoct the ultimate aircraft—one that’s able to flap its wings and dispatch its foes with the dexterity of a dragonspy.


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