12/10/2011 06:06 BST | Updated 11/12/2011 05:12 GMT

Bug-Powered Smartphone (VIDEO)

A praying mantis, a tarantula and a team of shiny beetles have been roped in to prove, well, to prove that watching beetles power a smart phone is quite amusing.

This bugs circus was roped together by a micro chip company, Qualcomm, to show how little energy is needed to power smart phones that house their chips.

The bugs were not harmed during filming. No word yet on whether any of them have been roped in for a guest spot on X Factor either.