Dutch bug-splatter-on-cars count

This graph shows seven days of bug-splat data. The bugs splatted onto the license plates of automobiles traveling in The Netherlands. The graph is color-coded to show approximate time-of-day when the splatting happened. It’s part of the Wageningen-University-based SplashTeller project.

BONUS: Mark Hostetler was awarded the 1997 Ig Nobel Prize in entomology for his scholarly book, “That Gunk on Your Car,” which identifies the insect splats that appear on automobile windows.

BONUS: A Reuters report about the project. (HT George Avery)