Side note: Whenever I hear about some zoo incident or story about how some person who owned an exotic animal got mauled by it I always think, "Well what the fuck did you expect? They are a wild animal". The story of that lady having her face ripped off by a chimpanzee, or some dickhead being attacked by a bear or lion at the zoo come to mind and happen all too often. Stop fucking with wild animals dummies.
Second side note: I hate monkeys, more so the ones that steal from people, I would punch the shit out of monkey if it stole something from me, just saying.
Just to further elaborate on the point I made in the opening paragraph I would like to present a scenario. Imagine we never knew of Great White Sharks and I told you there was this thing in the ocean whose entire evolution centered around it becoming the best killing machine possible within natural limits. That there is a monster who has rows of serrated teeth that rest upon a jaw that extends outwards when it is about to eat you. It uses those very same teeth to not only pull you in but tear and saw off large portions of your body as it shakes and spins to further reap with a bite force averaging around 4000lbs (if 20 ft or longer), and when teeth come out as it rips you apart, new ones grow behind it. Holding an average weight of around 4000lbs at maturity. This animal also has an extra sense that allows it to detect the electromagnetic field emitted by the movement of living animals, meaning that it allows it to sense any animals movement, even its heart beat if close enough. That is a monster.
And lets not forget the wonderful variations of the shark family. This guy below for example, the Goblin Shark. It is incredibly grotesque, if you watch the video you can see how its jaw retracts then extends, its sickening. I love it.
2. Deep Sea Life
|Oh hay, just your nightmares come to life making an appearance.|
It seems as though the deeper you plunge into the ocean, the darker and scarier it gets, which makes perfect sense considering there is no light and animals have to adapt. Even acknowledging the previous comment, the creatures you encounter at the ocean`s depths are unreal and all too disturbing. I do not even want to image what these creatures look like as they eat. Seemingly appearing as an abomination cast straight from the old testament these underworld animals live in complete darkness and thrive in a desolate, cold, and hostile environment.
I am waiting for the day when someone comes up to the surface and has footage of some massive beast that has eyes that are the size of a house. The Colossal Squid is fantastic but I am waiting for a leviathan to emerge, then again I run this blog and daydream too much. Speaking of the Colossal Squid, I would like to share some fun-facts about it.
1. The Colossal Squid does not have suckers unlike puny Giant Squids and Octopi. No, the Colossal Squid instead has sharp hooks that swivel and are sometimes 3 pronged.
2. It can reach a maximum size of 30 to 46 feet.
3. They fight whales. Granted, they do not win most of the time, but they fight whales.
|Realistic ratio of Colossal Squid to a human in terms of size. Ironically enough the squid`s size is also proportionate to shit you would blast if it was this close to you.|
Take it in.
This one is actually a cutey and seems harmless enough. I would give him a snack.
|I find this both beautiful and grotesque at the same time.|
Insects may not always be the most dangerous organism in the world, but damned if they are not ugly and gross. You know what I hate seeing? Bugs eating other bugs. I remember watching some documentary on insects and seeing a Praying Mantis devouring some other poor bastard`s head while it was still alive. Makes my skin crawl. If you ever want to share my misery, be sure to google or youtube "bug fights", you will have the chance to see some of the most horrendous insects put in a small space and kill and eat each other in gruesome ways. Very gross. Be sure to check out "Beetle fights" afterwards because it is cute and funny to see them push each other off a log, maybe it is just me though.
Back to the subject at hand. Some bugs are just gross, how many of you have cringed from the sight of....
|"I crawl on you when you go to sleep and take naps in your ears."|
Do you feel itchy yet? Does it feel like insects are crawling on you? Did you see one out of the corner of your eye? What would you do for Klondike Bar? Bugs can be terrifying and beautiful. More so beautiful when oh my god there are bugs all over me, kill me now.
4. A Mystery Fighter Approaches! Fungi!
Yes, Fungi. Not the kind you eat in salads or on the weekends while attending a concert. Cordyceps Ophioglossoides. What are they you ask? Well they are a branch of sac fungi that that include 400 known species. Each member of the species loves one particular insect. I will cut the bullshit build-up and just break it down now. Cordyceps release spores that affect one type of insect, the spores are taken into the host and grow from within it. Some Cordyceps even make its host go mad as it festers from within it, or take control. It has been observed that ants overtaken by the spore will climb as high as possible, so that when the spores that have been growing within it break through its body it can further spread more spores. Lets put that into perspective, You are an ant, and somewhere out there is a fungi made just to go into your body, grow, make you go insane and climb as high as possible so it can tear your body apart to spread itself more. What the fuck. Ants that observe other Ants over taken by the mushroom often usher the body away so that it cannot spread. Let me also remind you that there are 400 types of this mushroom, all for various insects.
Link to video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XuKjBIBBAL8
There are some terrifying things for you to chew on. Enjoy!