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  • April 13, 2016
    This is the Spider Catcher (although somebody else is selling the exact same thing called My Critter Catcher so I'm not really sure what's going on there, nor do I care). It's a stick with plastic bristles on the end that close at the pull of a trigger to trap spiders. Then y... / Continue →
  • February 11, 2016
    This is a video explaining why cockroaches are so hard to squash, and how scientists are studying them to build better robots. I don't like cockroaches or robots, so this is all just terrible news to me. Also, why the hell is a cockroach squashing machine a real thing? Can y... / Continue →
  • July 15, 2015
    This is the miniature samurai armor made by Japanese artist Yoneji Inamura entirely out of dead bugs. That is a lot of bugs. I wonder where he got all those bugs. You think he collected them himself? There are some bugs on my porch if you're interested. Do you need any rol... / Continue →
  • May 13, 2015
    This is a clip from Japanese variety show AKBingo! in which the contestants are trying to blow a cockroach into each other's mouths. That is like, way more interesting than thumb wrestling. Man, that girl on the right -- I think it actually gets blown straight down her throat... / Continue →
  • February 20, 2015
    This is a video of an orchid mantis (previously: a bunch of pictures of them) mimicking an orchid to catch a bee and EAT ITS FILTHY POLLINATING FACE OFF. The mantises also eat flies and butterflies -- pretty much anything that's attracted to an orchid. Humans are attracted to... / Continue →
  • 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 →