FLEA FACTS

…more than you need to know!

There are over 2500 species of flea.

 

Human fleas are by far the best to train for a flea circus. However, they are quite hard to find these days thanks to advancements in personal grooming and hygiene.

 

Dead fleas dressed as wedding couples were popular collectors' items in the 1920s.

 

A flea can pull up to 160,000 times ts own weight.

Fleas are attracted by carbon dioxide.

 

A flea can jump over 150 times its own size and can jump 30,000 times without a break. Fleas alternate the direction of their jumps. When jumping, the flea accelerates 50 times faster than the space shuttle.

 

An adult flea has a maximum life span of about 1.5 years but on average they only live 2-3 months.