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2018-02-05 02:20:11 PM  
Oh yes. Let's bring that back to life. The world needs more of whatever nightmare that thing crept out of.
 
2018-02-05 04:39:46 PM  
Apropos of nothing, and mainly because I only learned about these things recently, and want to share the joy.

You have microscopic little spiders that live in the pores on your face and come out every night to fark.

http://www.bbc.com/earth/story/201505​0​8-these-mites-live-on-your-face

Sleep well
 
2018-02-05 05:26:29 PM  
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Getting pretty sick of these Alien prequels.
 
2018-02-05 09:03:25 PM  
So the next time I'm asked by a creationist for a "transition fossil" I'll point them to this thing.

Btw, aren't crabs and spiders related in some way? Horseshoe crabs have tails, don't they?
 
2018-02-05 10:10:46 PM  

DammitIForgotMyLogin: Apropos of nothing, and mainly because I only learned about these things recently, and want to share the joy.

You have microscopic little spiders that live in the pores on your face and come out every night to fark.

http://www.bbc.com/earth/story/2015050​8-these-mites-live-on-your-face

Sleep well


MST3K did an episode about them once
 
2018-02-05 10:20:09 PM  
Aren't those the mites with no buttholes, and they die when they explode. On your face.
 
2018-02-05 10:25:57 PM  
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2018-02-05 10:28:34 PM  

SurfaceTension: So the next time I'm asked by a creationist for a "transition fossil" I'll point them to this thing.

Btw, aren't crabs and spiders related in some way? Horseshoe crabs have tails, don't they?


Crabs and lobsters are essentially water spiders.
That's why it's unfair to call lobsters sea roaches..
Because those are shrimp
 
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2018-02-05 10:45:53 PM  

DammitIForgotMyLogin: Apropos of nothing, and mainly because I only learned about these things recently, and want to share the joy.

You have microscopic little spiders that live in the pores on your face and come out every night to fark.

http://www.bbc.com/earth/story/2015050​8-these-mites-live-on-your-face

Sleep well


Well that explains why I keep getting these infected hair follicles I kept thinking were zits
 
2018-02-05 11:03:40 PM  
I like you headline subby. :)
 
2018-02-05 11:05:52 PM  

Destructor: Oh yes. Let's bring that back to life. The world needs more of whatever nightmare that thing crept out of.


If you haven't learned by now that man is the *real* monster, then you've clearly not been paying attention.
 
2018-02-05 11:12:22 PM  
Extinct? I think not...
Vinegaroon murders a cockroach
Youtube 3PiIuhqC7-8
 
2018-02-05 11:28:17 PM  

SurfaceTension: So the next time I'm asked by a creationist for a "transition fossil" I'll point them to this thing.

Btw, aren't crabs and spiders related in some way? Horseshoe crabs have tails, don't they?


The similarity between crabs and spiders and the total lack of the "spider creep response" when looking at crabs is what made me realize that I can completely turn off that feeling if I can turn off the part of my brain that says "spider" when I'm looking at a spider.

Turn off the spider recognition and the exact same picture of the exact same animal that was giving me a slight repulsive feeling a second ago does absolutely nothing. I sat experimenting with it for a little bit one day and was at a point where I could willfully flip it back and forth sort of like one of those Duck/Rabbit pictures.
 
2018-02-05 11:28:28 PM  

skiinstructor: Extinct? I think not...[YouTube video: Vinegaroon murders a cockroach]


Yeah, I didn't need to sleep. Ever again.
 
2018-02-05 11:31:55 PM  
This is relevant to my interests.
 
2018-02-05 11:32:04 PM  
http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=gvdf5n-z​I​14

Nope.avi

/No embed since fark says that url isn't valid.  Smooth.
 
2018-02-05 11:45:37 PM  

Delta1212: SurfaceTension: So the next time I'm asked by a creationist for a "transition fossil" I'll point them to this thing.

Btw, aren't crabs and spiders related in some way? Horseshoe crabs have tails, don't they?

The similarity between crabs and spiders and the total lack of the "spider creep response" when looking at crabs is what made me realize that I can completely turn off that feeling if I can turn off the part of my brain that says "spider" when I'm looking at a spider.

Turn off the spider recognition and the exact same picture of the exact same animal that was giving me a slight repulsive feeling a second ago does absolutely nothing. I sat experimenting with it for a little bit one day and was at a point where I could willfully flip it back and forth sort of like one of those Duck/Rabbit pictures.


Don't talk about crabs. Little saber tooth crotch crickets.
How is your mom, I miss her.
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2018-02-05 11:50:15 PM  

Nurglitch: Aren't those the mites with no buttholes, and they die when they explode. On your face.


I pay extra for that...
 
2018-02-06 12:06:22 AM  

SurfaceTension: So the next time I'm asked by a creationist for a "transition fossil" I'll point them to this thing.

Btw, aren't crabs and spiders related in some way? Horseshoe crabs have tails, don't they?


But now you've got two gaps. According to them.

/the only gap is between their ears.
 
2018-02-06 12:43:07 AM  
8 legs = 4 Times better 4 hugging!
 
2018-02-06 03:35:15 AM  

johnsoninca: [img.fark.net image 362x450]
Getting pretty sick of these Alien prequels.


They're not prequels, because going from Alien Covenant to Alien makes no sense. The "prequels" take place in an alternate timeline.
 
2018-02-06 06:14:36 AM  
Spiders. Crabs. Lobsters. Shrimp. Scorpions. All fried, all good.

/Cantonese food ^_^
 
2018-02-06 09:17:07 AM  

skiinstructor: Extinct? I think not...[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/3PiIuhqC​7-8]


what is it with bugs being especially brutal. There's a wasp that paralyzes caterpillars and then lays eggs inside of it. The caterpillar is still alive as the eggs hatch and feed on the inside of the caterpillar.

"There, the larvae mature, feeding on the caterpillar's fluids before gnawing through its skin en masse and emerging into the light of day. Despite the trauma, not only does the caterpillar survive-initially at least-but the larvae mind-control it, turning their host into a bodyguard that protects them as they spin their cocoons and finish maturing. The caterpillar eventually starves to death, but only after the tiny wasps emerge from their cocoons and fly away."

https://www.wired.com/2014/10/absurd-​c​reature-week-glyptapanteles-wasp-cater​pillar-bodyguard/
 
2018-02-06 09:55:10 AM  

chasd00: skiinstructor: Extinct? I think not...[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/3PiIuhqC​7-8]

what is it with bugs being especially brutal. There's a wasp that paralyzes caterpillars and then lays eggs inside of it. The caterpillar is still alive as the eggs hatch and feed on the inside of the caterpillar.

"There, the larvae mature, feeding on the caterpillar's fluids before gnawing through its skin en masse and emerging into the light of day. Despite the trauma, not only does the caterpillar survive-initially at least-but the larvae mind-control it, turning their host into a bodyguard that protects them as they spin their cocoons and finish maturing. The caterpillar eventually starves to death, but only after the tiny wasps emerge from their cocoons and fly away."

https://www.wired.com/2014/10/absurd-c​reature-week-glyptapanteles-wasp-cater​pillar-bodyguard/


everyone hates bugs, including other bugs.

hell, even fungus hates bugs.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ophioco​r​dyceps_unilateralis
 
2018-02-06 12:33:23 PM  

SurfaceTension: So the next time I'm asked by a creationist for a "transition fossil" I'll point them to this thing.

Btw, aren't crabs and spiders related in some way? Horseshoe crabs have tails, don't they?


They're all in the same phylum, so yeah, they're related, in the same way that I'm related to both sardines and sea squirts.

Horseshoe crabs are in the same subphylum as spiders and scorpions -like us and cats with sardines  (we've all got calcified backbones and jaw bones!).  Actual crabs are much further away from spiders on the tree of life - if spiders are us, then crabs are sea squirts, or at least lampreys  - roughly similar body plan, but different in every other detail.
 
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