Jump to content
GG Mora

You Learn Something New Every Day

Recommended Posts

You can sit out at night and wait for the bats, can't you?

I could, but I have 2 valid reasons why I won't:

1) It doesn't happen every night- so far about every 3rd or 4th, even though when I see it's empty I refill it straightaway.

2) Where I am right now abuts a brackish marsh. No matter how much DEET I bathe in, I'd be drained of my entire blood volume in about 15 minutes- i am apparently quite the tasty treat to skeeters.

 

The feeder is to far from the window to be seen from the inside in the dark. I will simply have to be content with the knowledge that I'm helping the bats.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

That the praying mantis might be the scariest freaking creature in the world.. I grew up being told we have to save these kind creatures and they are endangered and that killing one is like a million dollar fine and you will not get in to heaven.. I just assumed these majestic creatures were like, these freewheeling vegans that recycled and ended world hunger.. No, to see a praying mantis eat is like looking into the eyes of the devil herself..

 

Here is a praying mantis catching a humming bird and trying to suck it's brains out

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uWqTZErviJI

 

Here is a photo of a praying mantis sucking a humming birds brain out

35057960214_91c1f3054f.jpg

 

Oh and in addition to mice, snakes, bugs, bees and whatever else this monster will eat, the way they eat? They hold the thing down and eat it's face while it's alive?

 

Here is a mantis eating the face off a live bumble bee.. It's incredible to watch, I had to send it to Miss K.. But, still imagine that's how you go out..

 

 

 

Not to mention they are in to sexual cannibalism. After mating, a female mantis will eat the father's face a large percentage of the time. . I mean, why are we saving these things? Holy god in heaven..

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Despite having lived in Brooklyn for 35 years now, I had never been to The Giglio.

 

Until last weekend.

 

I guess now I've done everything.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

About 10 years ago, we managed to get seats on the church steps so we were in perfect position to see all the moves, etc. Great experience - once was enough.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hagfish are not often eaten, owing to their repugnant looks and sliminess. However the inshore hagfish, found in the Northwest Pacific, is valued as food in Korea. The hagfish is kept alive and irritated by rattling its container with a stick, prompting it to produce slime in large quantities. This slime is used in a similar manner as egg whites in various forms of cookery in the region.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

That the praying mantis might be the scariest freaking creature in the world.. I grew up being told we have to save these kind creatures and they are endangered and that killing one is like a million dollar fine and you will not get in to heaven.. I just assumed these majestic creatures were like, these freewheeling vegans that recycled and ended world hunger.. No, to see a praying mantis eat is like looking into the eyes of the devil herself..

 

Here is a praying mantis catching a humming bird and trying to suck it's brains out

 

 

Here is a photo of a praying mantis sucking a humming birds brain out

35057960214_91c1f3054f.jpg

 

Oh and in addition to mice, snakes, bugs, bees and whatever else this monster will eat, the way they eat? They hold the thing down and eat it's face while it's alive?

 

Here is a mantis eating the face off a live bumble bee.. It's incredible to watch, I had to send it to Miss K.. But, still imagine that's how you go out..

 

 

 

Not to mention they are in to sexual cannibalism. After mating, a female mantis will eat the father's face a large percentage of the time. . I mean, why are we saving these things? Holy god in heaven..

 

One of my former students wrote a college admissions essay about how praying mantises should be pitied because they are lonely creatures, much like ostracized and bullied humans are.

 

She got into MIT, though I'm not sure the praying mantis essay was for there (she applied for a whole slew of universities, and I helped her write a crapload of essays).

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Despite having lived in Brooklyn for 35 years now, I had never been to The Giglio.

 

Until last weekend.

 

I guess now I've done everything.

 

I went once by myself and once with N. That second time, she nearly got into a fight there with a woman who shoved me to get through the crowd.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Jeebus- those delightful hummingbirds and fucking zombie mantises. Thanks, Daniel, for the nightmares. :(

 

 

(love you anyway)

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I always thought star anise was primarily used in Asian cooking, particularly Chinese and in certain SE Asian dishes. But my friend just told me yesterday that it's used in Mennonite cooking, too. It's her secret ingredient in chicken soup.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...

×
×
  • Create New...