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moakley
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Posted - 06/24/2010 :  05:03:05   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send moakley a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by On fire for Christ

What amazing proof of God's imagination
Yep, amazing

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filthy
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Posted - 06/24/2010 :  07:51:13   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send filthy a Private Message  Reply with Quote
And now for a little bullshit:
Texas Caver Catches 65 lb Scorpion!

The Associated Press
Jun 24 2000 9:48PM ET


Western, Texas (AP) - Local Caver Bill Bentley caught an unbelievable 65 pound Scorpion during a camping trip and was captured on film by a friend with a digital camera! Experts believe that this is the largest Scorpion ever caught by man on record.



The amusing part is:
It is not known if there are any more giant Scorpions in the area, but they have been known to travel in packs of 3 to 4.


Now that's freaky!




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Dr. Mabuse
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Posted - 06/24/2010 :  14:09:37   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Send Dr. Mabuse an ICQ Message Send Dr. Mabuse a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by filthy
[The amusing part is:
It is not known if there are any more giant Scorpions in the area, but they have been known to travel in packs of 3 to 4.


Now that's freaky!
I know for a fact that scorpions that size (and bigger) usually travel in packs of 3 to 4. I've encountered them outside the city many times in Guild Wars.

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Chippewa
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Posted - 06/24/2010 :  15:51:22   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Chippewa's Homepage Send Chippewa a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Then there's the rarely seen* Sea Scorpion. This one is from a 2003 BBC documentary on prehistoric life.



Another kind of giant scorpion is the Lancia Scorpion, usually found in Italy and sometimes in groups. They're actually very fun-loving creatures though the cost of maintaining them can be hideous:
http://home.earthlink.net/~sbworldwide/images/Lanciascorp1.jpg


* (Rarely seen in unfossilized form that is.)


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filthy
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Posted - 06/24/2010 :  16:11:31   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send filthy a Private Message  Reply with Quote
The world's largest scorpion is Heterometrus swammerdami.



I had thought that it was the Emperor scorp (Pandinus imperator), a commonly kept pet and one that hit me on the right thumb some years back. But to be on the safe side, I looked it up.



Both of these marvelously freaky critters are African.




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"If only we could impeach on the basis of criminal stupidity, 90% of the Rethuglicans and half of the Democrats would be thrown out of office." ~~ P.Z. Myres


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filthy
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Posted - 06/25/2010 :  06:24:40   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send filthy a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by Chippewa

Then there's the rarely seen* Sea Scorpion. This one is from a 2003 BBC documentary on prehistoric life.



Another kind of giant scorpion is the Lancia Scorpion, usually found in Italy and sometimes in groups. They're actually very fun-loving creatures though the cost of maintaining them can be hideous:
http://home.earthlink.net/~sbworldwide/images/Lanciascorp1.jpg


* (Rarely seen in unfossilized form that is.)


Heh....

Sea scorps came in many differing shapes and sizes; some of them big enough to munch the guy up like a pork chop. In the Cambrian, when there was nothing on land except dirt, some of them invaded the land and scavenged along the shoreline on whatever flotsam contained protein. They prospered and were to become the first terrestrial animals.



They continued to prosper for 500 million years or so, as can be seen in this photo taken outside the Garden of Eden, just after the Fall.




"What luck for rulers that men do not think." -- Adolf Hitler (1889 - 1945)

"If only we could impeach on the basis of criminal stupidity, 90% of the Rethuglicans and half of the Democrats would be thrown out of office." ~~ P.Z. Myres


"The default position of human nature is to punch the other guy in the face and take his stuff." ~~ Dude

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