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Friday Funny: 5 Animals Will Amaze You With Their Wild Engineering Skills

From hornets to pufferfish, it turns out beavers are not nature’s only engineers.

Rob Spiegel

May 14, 2021

Nature has some pretty funny animals. The male pufferfish was strange even before we learned about his sandy nest for attracting girl puffers. Hornets were using electricity years before Ben Franklin nearly electrocuted himself.

Rob Spiegel has covered manufacturing for 22 years, 19 of them for Design News. Other topics he has covered include automation, supply chain technology, alternative energy, and cybersecurity. For 10 years, he was the owner and publisher of the food magazine Chile Pepper.

About the Author(s)

Rob Spiegel

Rob Spiegel has served as senior editor at Electronic News and Ecommerce Business, covering the electronics industry and Internet technology. He has served as a contributing editor at Automation World and Supply Chain Management Review. Rob has contributed to Design News for 10 years.

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