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  • July 28, 2014
    This is a deep fried tarantula served up by the The Bug Chef (aka David George Gordon), a man who travels around cooking bugs and speaking about the benefits of eating insects. Now, not to sound too progressive or anything, but I've actually eaten spiders before. IN MY SLEEP.... / Continue →
  • July 15, 2014
    This is 'Kiddie Arts', a series of digital paintings by Dutch artist Telmo Pieper inspired by the drawings he made when he was four. Clearly, his technique has improved significantly since then. Have I ever told you in kindergarten I got an 'Unsatisfactory' in coloring becaus... / Continue →
  • June 16, 2014
    This is the $30 giant cockroach pool float. It's a raft that looks like a giant cockroach. Speaking of, I saw a giant cockroach in the hallway yesterday and tried to kill it by by stepping on it. "Tried?" TRIED -- it didn't die. This wasn't on carpet either, this was hard ... / Continue →
  • April 24, 2014
    This is a video of a little bug stuck on its back and walking on a ball of cotton. Where the hell does he think he's going? I feel like there's a metaphor for life here somewhere. The video is three minutes long, but the person who filmed said he did it for over 3-hours. Di... / Continue →
  • December 4, 2013
    Allegedly the orchid mantis is the first known species of predator to lure prey pretending to be a flower (not hiding in the flower like some spiders do). Apparently they're so convincing they're more likely to be visited by insects than actual flowers. That's something you m... / Continue →
  • November 20, 2013
    He looks like something straight out of a Dr. Seuss story, doesn't he? Well he's not, he's a previously undescribed species of planthopper photographed in real life. I just want to rub his fuzzy ass on my cheeks, don't you? Like nature's little makeup brush. Many planthoppe... / Continue →
  • September 17, 2013
    Scientists using an electron microscope and high-speed cameras have discovered that Mother Nature apparently invented gears long before humans did, and included them on the legs of teensy planthopper insects to help them jump straight. Tell you what, Mother Nature -- you don't... / Continue →
  • July 30, 2013
    This is the Farm 432 Insect Breeding device. It's a self-contained black soldier fly habitat that allows the flies to breed and produce up to 500g (about a pound) of larvae a week, which you will then eat. Mmmmm, black soldier fly larvae. Think Cocoa Krispies, but without t... / Continue →
  • March 7, 2013
    This is a series of impressive 'taxidermied' LEGO insects created by LEGO pros and possible entomologists Siercon and Coral. They're all really good too, I love it when people think outside the box. Because inside the box? Inside the box is the PAST. Inside the box is just ... / Continue →
  • February 21, 2013
    Caddisfly are a species of moth-like insect that, when in their larval stage, spin a web of silk and attach whatever materials they have around them to it for protection before climbing inside to pupate. So you know what French artist Hubert Duprat gave them? A beret, baguett... / Continue →
  • October 10, 2012
    Ben Siegel Reptiles of Deerfield Beach, Florida, recently held a variety of bug-eating contests, with the winner of each getting a different variety of pet ball python. And apparently Edward Archibald swept the cockroach and one of worm eating competitions, eating dozens of ea... / Continue →
  • July 17, 2012
    A group of geneticists have successfully evolved a line of fruit flies that can count. Because that's just what we need, counting insects. How about evolving a fly that just drops dead when you yell, "DIE SCUM" at it? Because that would actually be useful. Also useful? Some... / Continue →
  • May 7, 2012
    Wow, two insect posts in one day -- you entomologists must be rocking some serious stick insects in your pants right now. Me? I just ate the rest of my leftovers from Cinco de Mayo and made a stink bug in my shorts. *squeeaaaak -- bloop* Okaaaaaaay, I'm afraid to look but t... / Continue →
  • March 16, 2012
    Russian photographer Andrey Pavlov takes insane macro pictures of LIVE ants by spending hours and hours playing with them and posing them to get the perfect shot. I...can't even believe half of them are real. Of course I have zero experience posing ants and have only burnt th... / Continue →
  • December 15, 2011
    Because sometimes people actually follow through with the ideas they come up with when they're high out of their f***ing minds, Etsy seller EBPearce is selling these beetles dressed up as characters from Jurassic Park. Unfortunately, there wasn't one in a velociraptor costume.... / Continue →
  • December 9, 2011
    You get down from there this instance! (Instance is the new instant btw) Cockroaches: they don't really bother me. You live with something long enough and you just kind of get used to them. Now I'm not saying I've gone and named them, but I can recognize a couple by sight. ... / Continue →
  • October 11, 2011
    This is an ad for Qualcomm's Snapdragon smartphone processing chip featuring a bug (and arachnid!) circus charging a phone with their incredible feats of bravery. Ooooooor crawling. It was mostly crawling. I couldn't really tell what was real or fake (praying mantis pedaling... / Continue →
  • October 11, 2011
    You know what's a good idea? Looking both ways before crossing a street. You know what's a terrible idea? Developing a robotic cockroach that can climb up pant legs. *scratching* Great, now I'm gonna think I have phantom bugs on me all day. And, God willing, now you will ... / Continue →
  • October 4, 2011
    There's an epidemic happening in Australia. That's right folks, it's a zombie apocalypse. Just kidding, but a bunch of Australian jewel beetles are humping themselves to death on brown beer bottles. Oh you guys don't get down with the Heineken?! It's a case of mistaken at... / Continue →
  • August 18, 2011
    OMG -- the eighth plague. Because God has wisely (the dude's smart) decided humanity's reign of terror on earth has just about run its course, here's a video featuring a bunch of recent bugnadoes (bugs + tornadoes, despite the absence of any actual tornadoes) in Missouri. All... / Continue →