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Giant wetas are horrible looking things, when camping as a kid they scared the crap out of me lol
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wait, the biggest insect? then how did we miss it for so long? clearly it got here recently.
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Originally Posted by The_Hairy_Yak View Post

1. insects are freaking fascinating.
2. as fascinating as they are they are still super gross and give me the willies.
3. "Bear eats: beetle larva" is Fing gross.
4. #3 is actually not that far from the trooth and these "super" bugs will eventually be a very economical method of helping world hunger.
5. ...meh.. f world hunger and don't breed super bugs.

6. "Before you go get freaked about encountering a giant weta in your environment, here's something to put your mind at ease: It's found only in its natural habitat on Little Barrier Island." ... for now...

actually, world hunger isnt a bad thing. dropping billions of dollars of food to these people so that they can continue having a population their land/culture cannot support IS a bad thing.
Edited by Skoobs - 12/4/11 at 1:29am
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post #73 of 92
Kill it with fire!
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they seem to look like that green thing in half life 2
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post #75 of 92
someone needs to get Shaquille O'Neal's slippers or Optimus Prime's newspaper and kill it puke.gif

EDIT: just kidding.. don't kill it
Edited by badatgames18 - 12/4/11 at 6:32am
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Bear Grylls would have eaten it shortly after discovery.
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Imagine what a swarm of those things would do to crops...bigeyedsmiley.png
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Quote:
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This is why i carry a gun.

OMG... ROFL. That really made me laugh this morning.


On-topic. That thing is beastly. Look at it! Look at it's eeeeeeeyes! You'd need a pretty big boot to squash that sucker.
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actually, world hunger isnt a bad thing. dropping billions of dollars of food to these people so that they can continue having a population their land/culture cannot support IS a bad thing.

Well, technically, world hunger is a terrible thing. The fact that those that are going hungry aren't evolved as much as the rest of us IS however a bad thing. Unfortunately going hungry is due to overpopulation (lack of intelligence), and not knowing how to support themselves. In Africa or wherever else the reason people go hungry is because they populate a civilization in unsupportable numbers due to structure. Think of it as a tribe. America is what 300 million +? we have the intelligence, structure, and communication to sustain such numbers because we are the evolving force behind it. In Africa we have towns or cities with thousands of people who are as evolved as members of a small tribe or village, they simply have not evolved enough to live in such vast numbers and would be much less disease ridden, much less hungry, and happier in a small tribe of intellectually equal people. Unfortunately sure a lot of the tribes would die off, but surprise! that is evolution, people would learn at a much more natural rate and be much more self sustainable. right now the slums of any populous is a gold mine for parasites, disease, and un-intelligence to flourish because they simply cannot cope with the conditions.

America is having the same issues, but at a lot less life critical stage. We have figured out health for the most part and are learning new ways every day how to better sustain ourselves. But look around, 70% at the minimum has 0 understanding of the technology around them. We develop technology at a rate of which we can sell it to the most unintelligent of our society. Which is why apple is so successful. They sell their intellectually simple highly advanced technology to anyone and everyone who doesn't quite understand normal computing and feel they have the intelligence to learn the new "simple" platform. Sure it is a tool of evolution, but we will reach a point when technology developed will be unable to be understood by the vast majority of ANY country and population.

... yep, and I'm even sober. thumb.gif
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This and a camel spider are both scary huge.
    
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