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(YouTube)   Why clowns are evolved from the mantis shrimp and other reasons why the mantis shrimp is scary   (youtube.com) divider line 28
    More: Amusing, mantis shrimps, bathing, Michael Bok  
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2013-06-27 12:16:17 AM  
Thankfully, clowns don't punch like the mantis shrimp.
 
2013-06-27 07:18:42 AM  
 
2013-06-27 07:48:39 AM  
farking Mantis, how does it work?
 
2013-06-27 08:00:25 AM  

The All-Powerful Atheismo: farking Mantis, how does it work?


Murder sticks go out, murder sticks come in.

You can't explain that.
 
2013-06-27 08:41:17 AM  
s3.amazonaws.com
 
2013-06-27 08:55:57 AM  
A mantis shrimp would make for a great horror movie villain.

Todd: "Hey Becca, check out the new Fuji live rock I got for my aquarium"
Whhhhhhhhhhhhhhhiiiiiiiiiipppppp
Becca: "What was that noise?  I think your pump may be going up."
Todd: "I'll check it out after I take a shower."

5 minutes later

Becca: "Todd, you might want to come downstairs.  I think your Yellow Tang is dead."
Todd: "Damn! I'll be out in 10 minutes."

11 minutes later

Todd: "Ohhh no, why is there water on the floor? What happened to my aquarium?"
Whhhhhhhhhhhhiiiiiiiiiipppppppp
Todd: "Becca? BECCA?  BECCA!?!?!?!
 
2013-06-27 08:57:01 AM  
Holy shait those guys are bad-asses.
 
2013-06-27 08:58:20 AM  
Are they as tough as a claw shrimp?

/obscure?
 
2013-06-27 09:02:38 AM  
I had a mantis tank until he decided to rearrange his burrow and made the rocks fall down and go boom on his body.  They may have pretty colors and see in more spectrums than the Predator but they aren't very clever.
 
2013-06-27 09:11:05 AM  

doglover: Why the mantis shrimp is the greatest.


The mantis shrimp's got nothing on the claw shrimp.
 
2013-06-27 09:18:42 AM  
Thank you RadioLab, now i cannot see a mantis shrimp without thinking of the Hallelujah Chorus.
 
2013-06-27 09:27:15 AM  

The All-Powerful Atheismo: farking Mantis, how does it work?


static.tvtropes.org

Sorry, it's classified.
 
2013-06-27 09:36:11 AM  
What would happen if a Pistol shrimp snapped at the same time and the same point as a Mantis shrimp punch?
 
2013-06-27 09:46:05 AM  

LordJiro: What would happen if a Pistol shrimp snapped at the same time and the same point as a Mantis shrimp punch?


Something like this?
 
2013-06-27 09:54:18 AM  
Good find, subby.  Loved some of the other "true facts" too.  My 9 year old nearly choked laughing at the description of the Naked Mole Rat as being covered in testicle skin.
 
2013-06-27 10:52:27 AM  
images.gizmag.com

Mantis Shrimp Don't Care
 
2013-06-27 10:55:50 AM  
Ok that was an amusing video.  I knew they were bad@sses, but didn't know the info about their visual system.  But the real question that they didn't answer is: Are they delicious?
 
2013-06-27 11:04:49 AM  
Back when I kept a saltwater reef aquarium, I always kept an eye out for one of these guys hitchhiking on live rock. Never got one thankfully. There are stories of the punching type breaking aquarium glass.
 
2013-06-27 11:51:58 AM  

dennysgod: Holy shait those guys are bad-asses.


They took out an entire Berserker landing force, so yeah, the baddest mo-fos on the sea floor
 
2013-06-27 11:53:28 AM  
Is a Tammy Faye Baker reference too old?
 
2013-06-27 12:03:20 PM  
The Mantis Shrimp. Proof there is no God.

Somebody just stuck a fly's head on a lobster, giving it a realy bad attitude.

I call this Unintelligent Design Theory. The creatures that cartoonists make up pop into existence due to quantum randomness. Dr. Seuss designed most of Madagascar without knowing it. I like Madagascar.

Children may play a role in some of the more outrageous "designs".

Beetles were created by somebody with obsessive compulsiive personality disorder (OCPD).

Like evolution, you don't have anybody to blame with UIDT ... except yourselves. Stop thinking up stupid designs and Nature will stop creating them.
 
2013-06-27 12:39:16 PM  
I always liked this image, to put our limited vision in perspective.

arthropoda.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-06-27 01:30:57 PM  

PsyLord: Ok that was an amusing video.  I knew they were bad@sses, but didn't know the info about their visual system.  But the real question that they didn't answer is: Are they delicious?


Yes, yes they are:

www.seriouseats.com

http://www.seriouseats.com/2010/10/the-nasty-bits-how-to-cook-mantis -s hrimp.html
 
2013-06-27 06:26:58 PM  

Zeno-25: Back when I kept a saltwater reef aquarium, I always kept an eye out for one of these guys hitchhiking on live rock. Never got one thankfully. There are stories of the punching type breaking aquarium glass.


Same here, but I was more worried about one killing fish or hermit crabs. I did have a sailfin goby/pistol shrimp pair, though.
 
2013-06-27 07:02:55 PM  

Zeno-25: Back when I kept a saltwater reef aquarium, I always kept an eye out for one of these guys hitchhiking on live rock. Never got one thankfully. There are stories of the punching type breaking aquarium glass.


They used to be feared pests but now people actively seek them out to keep in an isolated tank.
 
2013-06-27 08:32:27 PM  

Magorn: dennysgod: Holy shait those guys are bad-asses.

They took out an entire Berserker landing force, so yeah, the baddest mo-fos on the sea floor


Good story there....
 
2013-06-28 01:39:38 AM  
Yay! New True Facts About...
 
2013-06-28 07:35:45 AM  
Will it blend?
 
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