That's *exactly* the ending I was hoping for.
"Their bite is considered one of the most painful that can be inflicted by any insect, however, though excruciatingly painful, it is of no medical significance."
Giant water bugs show up in the weirdest places. I found one - live - in the middle of the sidewalk on Huntington Ave in Boston once. A friend and I caught it and took it over to the Fens and set it free. I had no idea they bit at all.
I also don't know what it was doing in Boston. It was a Benacus deyrolli so it had way bigger front legs than this one but it was a little smaller over all.
An ex of mine and I found one of these in Madison Wisconsin one summer. We made a little video and set it up to They Might Be Giants' "Wicked Little Critter" complete with strobe light. Seemed to like it, but then was like "K guys I gotta go now"
I actually didn't know these things could fly. The Wikipedia article says they are NOCTURNAL fliers and I've only ever seen them in the day time, I literally didn't even known they had fully developed wings.
My friend and I gave the Boston one a good talking to about remembering it was a Giant Water Bug not a Giant Sidewalk Bug.
FULL DISCLOSURE: I don't actually have a clue if it was Benacus deyrolli (or if this one isn't for that matter), I'm just going by the fact that mine had front legs about half again longer than the one in the video.
|Binro the Heretic |
You haven't experienced real terror until one of these big bastards has flown into your face on a warm summer night.
I hear they fry these things up and eat them in Thailand.
il fiore bel
To be fair, I think they fry up anything that has more than four legs in Thailand.
they wont fry a twinkie. they have some self restraint, unlike some countries.
|il fiore bel |
Bitch, you gonna make fun of MY rhythm?
These bastards will steal your synthesizers.
Didn't a couple of these crawl out of Paul Winfield and Walter Koening's ears in Star Trek II?
|Caminante Nocturno |
That was just a perfect scream.
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