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(The Sun)   Patience, young grasshopper is how you make a perfect replica of yourself   (thesun.co.uk) divider line 25
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2013-04-02 08:00:03 PM
Slow news day? Paid submission? What?
 
2013-04-02 08:00:56 PM
It's not news it's... you know.

Cool pics, but I have to ask... exactly what is that ant doing?
 
2013-04-02 08:01:07 PM
Damn nature, you scary!
 
2013-04-02 08:09:26 PM

SkunkWorx: It's not news it's... you know.

Cool pics, but I have to ask... exactly what is that ant doing?


It's not an ant, it's a reticulated grouse beetle.
 
2013-04-02 08:11:01 PM
This is so farking stupid
 
2013-04-02 08:11:30 PM

SkunkWorx: It's not news it's... you know.

Cool pics, but I have to ask... exactly what is that ant doing?


grabbing a snack, lots of nutrition in the old exoskeleton
 
2013-04-02 08:13:48 PM
wax off
 
2013-04-02 08:15:26 PM

MrHappyRotter: SkunkWorx: It's not news it's... you know.

Cool pics, but I have to ask... exactly what is that ant doing?

It's not an ant, it's a reticulated grouse beetle.


Yes, but does it reticulate splines?
 
2013-04-02 08:16:03 PM
Dat ant.
 
2013-04-02 08:19:38 PM

Tymast: SkunkWorx: It's not news it's... you know.

Cool pics, but I have to ask... exactly what is that ant doing?

grabbing a snack, lots of nutrition in the old exoskeleton


Well, its face isn't buried in the old exoskeleton. It's buried in the grasshopper's ass-hopper.
 
2013-04-02 08:24:05 PM

SkunkWorx: It's not news it's... you know.

Cool pics, but I have to ask... exactly what is that ant doing?


The ant was hanging out, and immediately after the grasshopper was done, it walked over and dropped the skin off the grass so the other ants could bring it back home as food.  It shows this in the pictures and captions.

He was basically there to call dibs.
 
2013-04-02 08:24:09 PM
Yeah. I liked 2nd grade, too.


(It still is pretty cool, though...shut up.)
 
2013-04-02 08:26:29 PM

The Snow Dog: Tymast: SkunkWorx: It's not news it's... you know.

Cool pics, but I have to ask... exactly what is that ant doing?

grabbing a snack, lots of nutrition in the old exoskeleton

Well, its face isn't buried in the old exoskeleton. It's buried in the grasshopper's ass-hopper.


I want to see the last picture, where the ant army is feasting on the corpse of the now-soft grasshopper.
 
2013-04-02 08:34:06 PM

megarian: Yeah. I liked 2nd grade, too.


(It still is pretty cool, though...shut up.)


Yeah, I know. *It is still.
Blah blah blah 2nd grade grammar...
 
2013-04-02 08:48:13 PM
In what way is that a perfect replica?
 
2013-04-02 08:56:56 PM
But is it sick of Mr. Spock's half-breed interference?
 
2013-04-02 08:58:00 PM

SkunkWorx: It's not news it's... you know.

Cool pics, but I have to ask... exactly what is that ant doing?


trying to carry a rubber tree plant.
 
2013-04-02 09:11:23 PM

omeganuepsilon: The Snow Dog: Tymast: SkunkWorx: It's not news it's... you know.

Cool pics, but I have to ask... exactly what is that ant doing?

grabbing a snack, lots of nutrition in the old exoskeleton

Well, its face isn't buried in the old exoskeleton. It's buried in the grasshopper's ass-hopper.

I want to see the last picture, where the ant army is feasting on the corpse of the now-soft grasshopper.


Yeah, After molting the grasshopper's body is soft and its wings are not functional for about 20 minutes.  It can walk but cannot jump or fly.  That particular grasshopper is now ant shiat.
 
2013-04-02 09:54:28 PM
In a perfect world, a wren would have swooped in and nailed that grasshopper.

You all know the fable of the ant and the grasshopper.  Like Jesus' words, Aesop's have been translated, censored, and distorted by puritanical men.  Now read the true ending:

While the ant gloated over its hoard, fondling each grain, an anteater tore the roof of its home and ate it.  The grasshopper did not, of course, sit there freezing in the snow. With his long, powerful legs, he hopped off to sunny Mexico  where he spent the winter drinking margaritas and banging Latina grasshoppers.

The true moral is:  do not put down roots; they impede mobility.
 
2013-04-02 11:44:16 PM
They look a bit like cast off Cicada shells.
 
2013-04-03 12:34:11 AM
And if you hold on to the back leg of a grasshopper long enough it will let go of it and walk away with his other legs.
 
2013-04-03 02:15:10 AM

StokeyBob: And if you hold on to the back leg of a grasshopper long enough it will let go of it and walk away with his other legs.


Heh. I'd forgotten about that childhood pasttime.  Now I feel guilty again.

They spit tobacco juice, too.
 
2013-04-03 08:45:23 AM

BarkingUnicorn: In a perfect world, a wren would have swooped in and nailed that grasshopper.

You all know the fable of the ant and the grasshopper.  Like Jesus' words, Aesop's have been translated, censored, and distorted by puritanical men.  Now read the true ending:

While the ant gloated over its hoard, fondling each grain, an anteater tore the roof of its home and ate it.  The grasshopper did not, of course, sit there freezing in the snow. With his long, powerful legs, he hopped off to sunny Mexico  where he spent the winter drinking margaritas and banging Latina grasshoppers.

The true moral is:  do not put down roots; they impede mobility.


I thought the moral was "Be a farking anteater"
/fark you, I'm an anteater
 
2013-04-03 02:12:22 PM
I've made perfect replicas of oranges the same way.
 
2013-04-03 10:18:13 PM

BarkingUnicorn: StokeyBob: And if you hold on to the back leg of a grasshopper long enough it will let go of it and walk away with his other legs.

Heh. I'd forgotten about that childhood pasttime.  Now I feel guilty again.

They spit tobacco juice, too.


A friend showed me the leg thing once right before he ate it. He said he didn't like them with the legs on, but I'm pretty sure he was just pulling mine.

Never seen them spit, I don't think.
 
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