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trogdor
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198 Posts

Posted - 06/29/2006 :  20:30:13  Show Profile Send trogdor a Private Message
Damn. You looked.

There is still hope! Do not open the two links below, or you will never sleep again.

This is bad

Oh God, this is worse. Turn down the sound, my friends


Now, if you want a more scientific look at this evilness, look here


My favorite line from the above article is this:
quote:
We touched the centipede several times with a stick, attempting to scare it away and release the bat, but contrary to what we expected, the centipede responded by partly coiling around the bat and holding it more tenaciously.


They done poked it with a stick!
All in the name of science you understand.

all eyes were on Ford Prefect. some of them were on stalks.
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HalfMooner
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Philippines
15831 Posts

Posted - 06/29/2006 :  20:55:17   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send HalfMooner a Private Message
Well, you did warn me. As a mammal-chavinist, I found this stuff very, very creepy.


Biology is just physics that has begun to smell bad.” —HalfMooner
Here's a link to Moonscape News, and one to its Archive.
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Dr. Mabuse
Septic Fiend

Sweden
9677 Posts

Posted - 06/29/2006 :  22:40:08   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Send Dr. Mabuse an ICQ Message Send Dr. Mabuse a Private Message
Damn it! I'm going to have nightmares...

Dr. Mabuse - "When the going gets tough, the tough get Duct-tape..."
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Edited by - Dr. Mabuse on 06/29/2006 22:40:35
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beskeptigal
SFN Die Hard

USA
3834 Posts

Posted - 06/30/2006 :  01:28:31   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send beskeptigal a Private Message
It would have been easier to watch if the cute little mouse hadn't squeaked.
Edited by - beskeptigal on 06/30/2006 01:29:02
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moakley
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USA
1888 Posts

Posted - 06/30/2006 :  05:08:41   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send moakley a Private Message
You forgot to warn us about the maggots on the floor of the cave doing what they do. I nearly lost my breakfast.

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Pernicious
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35 Posts

Posted - 07/01/2006 :  23:34:11   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send Pernicious a Private Message
That thing crawled right out of Interzone, didn't it?

If I was the Supreme Being, I wouldn't muck about with butterflies and dandelions, I'd start with lasers, eight o'clock, Day One!
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filthy
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14408 Posts

Posted - 07/02/2006 :  03:42:40   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send filthy a Private Message
Centipedes are some of the most interesting of arthropods. In fact, they're downright neat. I am familiar with this species, having a friend who is a tarantula freak. He also not only keeps but breeds S. gigantea and sells the offspring to other dingbats of like mind. He's been bitten a number of times and these days, having gained some hard-earned smarts, only handles them with tongs. Their bites are definatly medically significent. Far worse than any tarantula (most of which aren't all that hot, anyway).

While I find 'pedes fascinating, I think I'll stick with rattlesnakes.... Easier to get along with.

Thanks Trog. Great videos!

Edit: the bugs on the cave floor are probably the janitorial staff: cockroachs. Here's an article from Wikkipedia on this species, complete with a couple more videos that the squeamish might enjoy.
quote:
Scolopendra gigantea, commonly identified as the ‘Peruvian giant yellowleg centipede' or ‘Amazonian giant centipede', is the world's largest representative of scolopendras which can reach lengths of up to 26 cm (10 inches). The species inhabits the North and West regions of South America and the islands of Trinidad and Jamaica. It feeds on lizards, frogs, birds, mice and even bats.
The size estimate is on the short side. They get a fair bit longer than 10".




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Edited by - filthy on 07/02/2006 04:20:13
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Chippewa
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USA
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Posted - 07/02/2006 :  16:11:06   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Chippewa's Homepage Send Chippewa a Private Message
Giant Centipedes eating animals? Yes, very high on the creepy meter. But child's play compared to "Nina Hagen & Heino"! What's that you say?
Try this! (If you dare!)
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R.Wreck
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USA
1191 Posts

Posted - 07/02/2006 :  16:39:08   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send R.Wreck a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by Chippewa

Giant Centipedes eating animals? Yes, very high on the creepy meter. But child's play compared to "Nina Hagen & Heino"! What's that you say?
Try this! (If you dare!)



Right you are, Chippewa. Give me a nest of giant centipedes any day.

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Dave W.
Info Junkie

USA
26012 Posts

Posted - 07/02/2006 :  16:46:18   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Dave W.'s Homepage Send Dave W. a Private Message
I'm used to Nina Hagen like this. Damn, that takes me back.

- Dave W. (Private Msg, EMail)
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Why not question something for a change?
Visit Dave's Psoriasis Info, too.
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beskeptigal
SFN Die Hard

USA
3834 Posts

Posted - 07/02/2006 :  20:14:41   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send beskeptigal a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by Dave W.

I'm used to Nina Hagen like this. Damn, that takes me back.

Much better than the version above.
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Dave W.
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USA
26012 Posts

Posted - 07/02/2006 :  20:57:42   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Dave W.'s Homepage Send Dave W. a Private Message
Thanks to Kil, this has to be the creepiest thing I've ever seen. It's not work-safe, and it's extremely disturbing. This from someone who wasn't bothered in the slightest by the centipede videos. Fair warning given!

I'll probably have nightmares tonight. Dammit.

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JohnOAS
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Australia
800 Posts

Posted - 07/02/2006 :  22:31:28   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit JohnOAS's Homepage Send JohnOAS a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by Dave W.

Thanks to Kil, this has to be the creepiest thing I've ever seen. It's not work-safe, and it's extremely disturbing. This from someone who wasn't bothered in the slightest by the centipede videos. Fair warning given!

I'll probably have nightmares tonight. Dammit.


Haven't you posted that before Dave? Perhaps it was just in chat. My memory aint what it used to be. Did I mention my memory aint what it used to be? Now I cant remember what it used to be. What was I talking about?

For thems that's interested, some notes and comments from the director can be found here. Personally, I think the images from the booklet are far more disturbing than the video itself, mind you, I've not watched it in slow-motion, nor in a chemically modified state.

John's just this guy, you know.
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H. Humbert
SFN Die Hard

USA
4574 Posts

Posted - 07/02/2006 :  23:03:52   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send H. Humbert a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by Dave W.

Thanks to Kil, this has to be the creepiest thing I've ever seen. It's not work-safe, and it's extremely disturbing. This from someone who wasn't bothered in the slightest by the centipede videos. Fair warning given!

I'll probably have nightmares tonight. Dammit.

lol. The beginning is creepy, but then it reveals itself to be the farce that it is. Kinda of funny, actually.


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beskeptigal
SFN Die Hard

USA
3834 Posts

Posted - 07/02/2006 :  23:16:51   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send beskeptigal a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by Dave W.

Thanks to Kil, this has to be the creepiest thing I've ever seen. It's not work-safe, and it's extremely disturbing. This from someone who wasn't bothered in the slightest by the centipede videos. Fair warning given!

I'll probably have nightmares tonight. Dammit.

Definitely weird, that one.
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Plyss
Skeptic Friend

Netherlands
231 Posts

Posted - 07/07/2006 :  06:39:47   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send Plyss a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by filthy
The size estimate is on the short side. They get a fair bit longer than 10".



Is there actually a maximum size to which an arthropod can grow? I imagine the tracheal oxygen uptake system puts strict limits on their maximum size.
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