Hairy spiders, giant millipedes, pale, phlegmatic larvae can be the stuff of nightmares. Yet it may come as a surprise to learn that we are not born with fear and aversion toward these critters. We learn those feelings from others. What’s more, among cultures worldwide, we are a minority for not including bugs in our diet. These facts, and more tasty tidbits, are revealed in this playful piece on insects. A swarm of locusts? No, just a side order, please.