Tuesday, October 16

Tag: bugs

This Intricate Wallpaper Is Made With Something That Might Make Your Skin Crawl

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Take a good look at the sumptuous wallpaper in this room. Take a really good look. The bright magenta hue itself is inviting, but once you get past that, get right in there and have a look at those details.When you get close enough, you might want to recoil. That's because these designs are all made from dead insects. Jennifer Angus Yep. Those are all bugs. Jennifer Angus Jennifer Angus This installation is the work of Jennifer Angus, an artist and professor of apparel and textile design at the University of Wisconsin. She was inspired by the beauty of insects after a trip to Thailand, where she encountered "singing shawls," which are traditional shaw...
These Insects Aren’t Wearing Costumes. They’re Cleverly Disguised Through Evolution.

These Insects Aren’t Wearing Costumes. They’re Cleverly Disguised Through Evolution.

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Evolution has a funny way of changing things. It can cause some strange adaptations in the biology of different organisms. In the insect world, certain creatures have adapted to their surroundings for necessity and survival. No, the insects below aren't wearing Halloween costumes. This is science!  1.) This praying mantis is cleverly disguised as part of this flower. imgur 2.) A butterfly cleverly disguised as an owl. imgur 3.) No, this spider is NOT part of the plant it is on. imgur 4.) This lady bug impostor is ...
After Biting Into A Drumstick, He Saw Something So Nasty He Could Hardly Believe It

After Biting Into A Drumstick, He Saw Something So Nasty He Could Hardly Believe It

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We've all been there: You're in a rush to get home and there's no food in the house, so you stop for something quick. When Australian man Reiner Marco bought a KFC meal, he sat down to eat it about 30 minutes later. When he bit into one of the drumsticks, he was revolted to find maggots crawling around inside. He filmed the incident in all its disgusting glory. Marco told the Daily Mail he "just wanted to let the public know that this can happen and to look twice before eating food from a restaurant, not only from KFC." Read More: What This Woman Sees On Her Son's Fried Chicken Is Beyond Disgusting KFC says it's unlikely the maggots entered the chicken in the store, citing food handling precautions and the way KFC chicken is made. This is far ...
This Car Dealership Is A Nightmare…Imagine Trying To Clean The Lot Afterward

This Car Dealership Is A Nightmare…Imagine Trying To Clean The Lot Afterward

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googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('VN_PG_DTBT_ATF'); }); What's your worst nightmare? For me, my second biggest fear is a huge cloud of swirling insects wreaking havoc on my puny existence (and in case you're wondering, my ultimate nightmare is deep water...any deep water). Usually, my nightmares have a habit of not actually coming true, despite the fact that I worry about them so much. However, I just discovered that my creepy runner up just reared its head in the Canadian town of Atholville. I present to you exhibit A. This is a GM Pontiac dealership that is being absolutely SWARMED by an army of bugs. No word on exactly which kind of bugs, but at this point, does it really matter? Reddit / Mikey-...
In Australia, I Think This Horrible Creature Would Be Considered A Butterfly

In Australia, I Think This Horrible Creature Would Be Considered A Butterfly

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When you see a horrible bug that looks like it wants to kill your whole family, your first response is probably something along the lines of, "Oh, this must be from Australia."And nine times out of 10, you'd be right. Except in the case of the humble scorpionfly, that is. This bug not only looks like something out of a Tim Burton movie, but it's also native to several highly populated areas around the globe, so good luck sleeping tonight. A few years ago, Redditor Synnyr took these terrifying photos of what looks like a wasp with a scorpion tail hanging out in his kitchen. Reddit / Synnyr Oh, and he lives down South, so these critters definitely love hanging out in the States. Since this clearly looks like a bug from the depths of Hel...
Humans Are Good At Building Cool Things, But These Wasps Might Be Even Better

Humans Are Good At Building Cool Things, But These Wasps Might Be Even Better

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Because we construct cities from the ground up and send skyscrapers farther and farther into the clouds every day, we often forget that nature is full of equally skilled builders. Oddly enough, those critters are usually of the invertebrate variety. They may be small, but these tiny contractors create some of the most incredible structures in the world.Take these wasps, for example. We all know that bees and wasps build themselves intricate lodgings, but wait until you see what happened when Italian researcher Mattia Manchetti gave a few wasps some colored paper. When it comes time to breed, wasps build complex nests to house their little ones. European paper wasps -- the bugs used in this experiment -- are no different. Mattia Manchetti via Notula Zoologica ...
These Bugs Might Look Weird, But That’s Just Because They’re Living Jewelry

These Bugs Might Look Weird, But That’s Just Because They’re Living Jewelry

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I've always thought bug jewelry was cute. As a kid, wearing things like ladybug stud earrings was always fun, but there's no way I'd wear bug jewelry if the insects in question were actually real. Up until now, I assumed that most people tended to agree, but that's definitely not the case...at least not in Mexico, anyway. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('VN_PG_DCBP_ATF'); }); There's a huge craze there for really unusual broaches that are made out of beetles. Makech beetles come from Central and South America, where they are found under logs and caught by men known as los maquecheros. Flickr / Luna sin estrellas googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('VN_PG_DCBM_BTF'); }); Once captured...
You’ll Never Believe What These Meteorologists Discovered On The Radar…

You’ll Never Believe What These Meteorologists Discovered On The Radar…

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Meteorologists at the United States National Weather Service: St. Louis didn't know what to expect when they saw some oddly shaped clouds floating over the city on the radar. When they looked outside, they didn't see a huge storm system. Those radar spots weren't clouds, nor were they birds (which usually fly in a V formation anyway).  You'll be shocked when you see what they really were. This is the huge anomaly that was floating over the city. NWS St. Louis Think you know what these are? NWS St. Louis Did someone say GIANT butterflies? Wikimedia Commons ...Because that is also inco...