No, it’s not a fancy shrimp from a Japanese restaurant.
It’s a bone eating worm from the deep blue sea called the Osedax.
Mental Floss has 6 Weird Worms that have to be seen to be believed and details about them that make them even odder.
One Australian crawler is blue. There’s one variety called the pig butt worm because of what it resembles. Another was thought to be extinct until a few years ago.
Check out this link to a video of a ribbon worm.
Posted in animals, freaky animals, nature, weird
Tagged creepy crawlies, freaky nature, gross, gross nature, Osedax, ribbon worm, weird nature, worms
Holy cow! I just ran across this story on CNN about a British soldier bringing back an evil wicked “spider” from Afghanistan which frightened his entire family and killed their pet dog.
Yes, you read that right – killed their pet dog.
The camel spider isn’t actually an arachnid but an insect, but it’s one mean mother of an insect.
We’re talking we may need to call in Sigourney Weaver’s Ripley from the Alien movies to handle this thing.
Here’s what the CNN story said about this six-legged demon:
The desert-dwelling camel spider, actually an insect rather than an
arachnid, can run up to 25 kilometers (15 miles) an hour and reach 15
centimeters (6 inches) in length. Its bite is not deadly to humans but
can kill small animals.
The family has moved out of their home until the beast is eradicated.
My lazy hounds (as seen in their normal pose – asleep in a dog pile) wouldn’t stand a chance against this thing.
And all this just after we got that lovely video of the soldier being greeted by his dogs after returning home from overseas.
Posted in aliens, animals, dogs, freaky animals, Movies, nature, ouch, weird
Tagged Afghan spider, camel spider, dogs, freaky nature, gross, nature, pets, sad, spider, spider kills family dog, spider kills family pet, strange, weird
I’ve spent the past couple of hours watching a show on the History International network about (drum roll please) The Worst Jobs in History.
Tony Robinson (Baldrick from the Blackadder series) is the host and he’s covered everything from wiping royal bums to the use of leeches in medicine and the fetching of those leeches.
Mike Rowe has nothing on these ancestors.
Here’s a bit of Baldrick from his Blackadder days totake you back to that time.
Posted in ouch, Pop Culture, television, weird, work
Tagged Blackadder, gross, history, History International Network, occupations, Tony Robinson, weird, work, worst jobs, Worst Jobs in History
To get you in the mood for Halloween, or maybe just to get you in the mood if you’re into all that, here are a few Zombie Pin-up Girls for you.
Matter of fact there are a “lucky” 13 of them on a calendar over at My Zombie Pinup.com.
I love their tagline, “Where Beauty Eats Brains.”
This calendar should make the perfect Christmas present for that certain someone (I’m looking at you Newscoma and Hollywood Ron).
Posted in classics, hearts flutter, holidays, nostalgia, ouch, Pop Culture, weird, zombies
Tagged gross, halloween, scary, sexy zombies, the undead, zombie, zombie pin-up girls
We’ve heard lots of Chicken Little references (“The sky is falling.”) during the recent Wall Street meltdown.
For this reporter, it wasn’t the sky that was falling, but what a bird was dropping that caused him problems. Gross.
It’s my second “poop” post of the week after the nasty birthday cakes I posted earlier this week for Newscoma.
It must be something in the air.
Vodpod videos no longer available.
While most in the sports world are buzzing about the BCS mess and Eli Manning’s interceptions, the Squirrel Queen has found a mind-boggling effort on the court during a college basketball game.
It seems, with time winding down in a recent game between Kansas State and Oregon, Wildcat player Bill Walker was hit with a sudden urge in his team’s 80-77 overtime loss. It wasn’t a give-and-go play, but he certainly had to go. Walker raced over to the sideline, grabbed a towel and did his best The Wiz impersonation. Walker certainly puts the P in Power Forward.
Too much Gatorade.
“Is it in you?” No, it’s in the towels.
Pity the poor equipment manager who was forced to do clean-up and laundry duty after this game.
Another Ewww story this weekend. Sorry folks, but the Squirrel Queen is compelled to let the world know what is going on.