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Absurd Creature of the Week: If This Wasp Stings You, ‘Just Lie Down and Start Screaming’

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You just reminded me. Its time to resort to chemical weapons

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I approve of this toxin, it wipes out the entire nest.

Edit. This is the cheap and best version.
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DEEP-SEA ANGLERFISH FEMALES like this one dwarf the males, so much so that the male doesn’t even look like the same species. A male will bite onto his lady friend, then fuse his face to her body. He lives the rest of his days like this, releasing sperm when she releases eggs. That little bump at the back of her belly? That's her husband.


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Another deep sea beauty - the blob fish. Lives near Australia and is not much denser than sea water so it just bobs along the bottom eating crustaceans

https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/news/660/me...8_69786233.jpg
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Another deep sea beauty - the blob fish. Lives near Australia and is not much denser than sea water so it just bobs along the bottom eating crustaceans

https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/news/660/me...8_69786233.jpg
Looks a bit like Norm MacDonald's character on The Orville

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That was an awesome article!
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article? all clicking on the link did for me was bring up an image.
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article? all clicking on the link did for me was bring up an image.
hmm.. scroll down and the article should be there, I just checked again..
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hmm.. scroll down and the article should be there, I just checked again..
Tried that it wouldn't scroll
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dunno works for me. It is a tarantula hawk wasp which ranks as high as a bullet ant on the sting pain scale but only lasts a short while
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I think ...

... these are worse:



They go by the name Giant Water Bugs, and toe-biters, Indian toe-biters, electric-light bugs, alligator ticks, or alligator fleas (in Florida) (wiki). They're hardy as hell, they'll even eat reptiles (snakes & turtles), I've seen them in the Arctic watershed; big enough up north they get bigger as you go south. I had one hit my windshield one night (they have wings too, thought I'd hit a bat at first) really hard at highway speed. I stopped to have a look, found him still on the road, the bugger shook it off and crawled into the ditch.


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Say, isn't that considered a topping in some parts of NYC?

Check out this newly discovered beast:

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Vika weigh up to a kilogram (2.2 pounds) and from nose to tail are about 18 inches long. (and eats coconuts)
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