Dear Matt: I just bug-bombed my house. Why is it that bugs always die with their little feet sticking up in the air?
— J.A., Spring Valley
For the same reason the toast always lands on the floor jelly-side down. When the buglets go screaming to their deaths off the wall or they flop around on the floor as the chemicals rearrange their little nervous systems, they’re bound to flip over. The crawly things die with their feet in the air because their little uppersides are heavier than their little undersides.