Male Praying Mantis Continues Having Sex After Getting Decapitated–And We're Enthralled

The Praying mantis is a super freaky looking bug with some very interesting sexual predilections. For instance, cannibalism.

Some female Mantis species bite the head off the male Mantis after he deposits his sperm in her. After is the important part to remember while watching this video from Youtube channel Deep Impact. At about the three minute 30 second mark, you will witness a male mantis getting its head bite off—and still being DTF afterwards.

As you can see, he has no head. Yet he persists.

According to the narrtor, the nerves in the Mantis’ abdomen are controlling its body at this point. He doesn’t really need a head to get the job done, so to speak. He’s just following his heart!

Look, this is pretty disturbing, but don’t let it poison you against the Praying Mantis forever. They’re actually pretty cool bugs, with lots of gorgeous varieties:

Just don’t take one home from the bar.

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Government Officials Tell Church To Stop Feeding The Homeless After Thanksgiving

The United Methodist Church in Malibu, California has offered a free meal to the homeless every Wednesday for the past three years. It’s an act of charity that would seem to go right along with Jesus’ whole ‘be kind to the poor’ message.

“It’s a safe place,” Michah Johnson, a homeless resident of Malibu, told CBS. “And everyone is welcome. And the food is really good. It’s home-cooked. And there’s TLC involved. They keep my spirits up. They keep me accountable. When you’re homeless, it’s very easy to slip off and become jaded.”

But city officials requested a meeting with the church’s leaders to directly ask them to stop feeding the homeless. “Very succinctly, they claimed we are increasing homelessness,” said Dawn Randall, who works with the church.

Commenters on the CBS report were outraged at the heartlessness of the city…

In the statement, the city denies that any decisions were made and says the issue will be addressed at a public meeting tonight. We look forward to getting an update on this matter.

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Young Boy Tragically Dies After School Employee Fed Him A Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Thomas and Dina Silvera of New York City are mourning the death of their three-year-old son after a daycare employee reportedly fed him a grilled cheese sandwich. Elijah Silvera had a severe dairy allergy, which his parents say Seventh Avenue Center for Family Services in Manhattan knew about.

The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene is investigating the situation and has closed the school for, “failing to follow its written safety plan and failing to adequately supervise a child.”

In a statement to PEOPLE, the department said:

There is nothing more important than the safety of our children and we are deeply saddened by this tragedy. We will get to the bottom of what happened here.

The school reportedly called the boy’s parents rather than 911, delaying emergency care.

H/T: People

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Stephen Colbert Reaches Out In Heartfelt Tweet After Sudden Death Of Jimmy Fallon's Mother

Jimmy Fallon’s mother, Gloria, unexpectedly passed away Saturday at the NYU Langone Medical Center in New York City. As a result, episodes of the Tonight Show have been cancelled from November 6-10.

A spokesperson for Fallon issued the following statement:

Jimmy Fallon’s mother, Gloria, died peacefully on Saturday. Jimmy was at his mother’s bedside, along with her loved ones, when she passed away at NYU Langone Medical Center in NYC. Our prayers go out to Jimmy and his family as they go through this tough time.

Condolences are streaming in to Fallon from all over the world, but one very special note came from one of Fallon’s competitors.

On Sunday, Late Show host Stephen Colbert posted this heartfelt message to Jimmy on Twitter:

In 2013, Colbert’s mother Lorna passed away at age 92, so understands well what Jimmy is going through.

In response, many on Twitter sent the Fallon family their love and sympathies…

And felt Colbert’s message was perfect for the sad occasion…

Fallon and his mom enjoyed a close relationship and he spoke about her often in interviews.

For example, he often would tell the story about how his mother was briefly a nun:

Our condolences during this difficult time, Jimmy. 

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'Modern Family' Star Declares Character 'Bisexual' After Twitter User Asks About Fan Theory

8 seasons into the hit television series ‘Modern Family,’ actress Sarah Hyland, who plays Haley Dunphy, is making history by having her character come out of the closet–independently of the show.

Earlier this week, Hyland was asked on Twitter to confirm a fan theory about Haley:

Hyland did need to clarify…

That’s enough for us…

‘Modern Family’ made LGBT TV history when it debuted 8 years go, perhaps it will do so once again by allowing Hayley to come out on screen as well.

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Senator Tammy Duckworth Shares Selfie After Breaking Her Leg During A Workout

WARNING: The photo in this article may be AWESOME.

Usually a photo of a broken leg could be unsettling at best, and gruesome at worst. But Senator Tammy Duckworth from Illinois just proved that a broken leg can be hilarious. 

For those unfamiliar with Duckworth, she’s a former U.S. Army helicopter pilot who lost both legs in 2004 after a her helicopter was shot down over Iraq. She now wears prosthetic legs. 

Clearly a badass woman with a sense of humor, Duckworth tweeted:

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This Mom Is Staging A 'Nurse-In' After She Was Kicked Out Of Church For Breastfeeding

A woman named Amanda Zilliken is organizing a “Nurse In” at her church in North Carolina called Elevation. Elevation is a mega-church with a popular online presence and as the word “mega” implies, it’s pretty huge. That’s why Zilliken was shocked that she was directed to a toilet stall last Sunday when she had to nurse her child. Not only was she upset to be interrupted while at Sunday service, the facilities were hardly what one might expect of such a big organization:

Zilliken toldPeople that she was nursing her baby under a cover during the sermon when a volunteer shone a light on her and made her get up and take the baby to the bathroom.

“It embarrassed me, and drew people’s attention,” Zilliken said. “To take me to the mother’s restroom was totally unacceptable, humiliating — and illegal.”

She’s right. In North Carolina a woman can legally breastfeed her baby while covered or uncovered. Zilliken alleges that the response from Elevation officials has been basically non-existent.

Her post about her experience has attracted the attention of other breastfeeding mothers, and they plan to show up to Elevation this Sunday and nurse their children out in the open together in protest of the church’s treatment.

“That is what God made my body to do,” Zilliken told WCNC. “We should not have to be ashamed of doing something that’s good for our children.”

There are always people online who disagree with that simple statement about normal bodily functions:

But plenty of people are on Zilliken’s side. Maybe church officials need to get off the pulpit and walk amongst the people for a Sunday. The next generation is literally depending on it.

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Teen After Dental Surgery Just Wants To Tell His Girlfriend How Much He Misses Her

Coming out of the druggy haze of dental surgery can be incredibly disorienting—as one teen, Dru, learned when his mom Facetime’d his girlfriend after he got his wisdom teeth removed. 

But unlike David After Dentist wondering if this was real life, Dru just starts bawling during the FaceTime and telling his girlfriend how much he misses her. 

“I wanna see her now!” he says (though the exact words are hard to make out through all the gauze in his mouth). 

Basically, it’s totally adorable. And the internet loved it. 

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People Are Freaking Out Over This Fish That's Flailing After Being Cut In Half

You’ve probably seen a few of those terrifying videos of fish seemingly coming back from the dead and flopping around on a dinner plate. Twitter was horrified when a user from Japan uploaded a video of a tuna fish that had already been cut in half flopping around for a solid two minutes. 

The clip was posted to Twitter by Yutaka Suzuki along with the caption: “The vitality of the fish is amazing.” 

We do have some good news, though. The fish is long dead, and not feeling any pain at all. According to Christie Wilcox of Scientific American, the muscles of a fish that was just killed are so fresh that its neurons are still completely in tact. Add some sodium ions from salt to the exposed muscles and you’ll trigger the neurons, which will signal to the muscles to contract. And the very dead fish will continue to flip around until its use the last of its energy stores. 

It works with squid, as well. 

But that didn’t stop Twitter from being any less terrified. 

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Donald Trump Just Went After Stephen Colbert On Twitter

Donald Trump Just Went After Stephen Colbert On Twitter

President Donald Trump had a very busy Thursday, May 11th. First, he claimed he had invented the term “prime the pump.” This claim was quickly shot down by the Merriam-Webster dictionary, who tweeted out some quick info:

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Then, directly contradicting reports from his own White House staff, Trump insisted to NBC Nightly News Anchor Lestor Holt that he was planning on firing Comey “regardless of recommendation:”  

What I  did is, I was going to fire Comey. My decision… I was going to fire  Comey. There’s no good time to do it, by the way… I was going to fire  regardless of recommendation. He made a recommendation. He’s highly  respected. Very good guy. Very smart guy. The Democrats like him. The  Republicans like him. He made a recommendation, but regardless of  recommendation, I was going to fire Comey. 

And then, in what may be his most insane move yet, President Trump claimed American sweetheart Steven Colbert had “no talent.” 

You  see a no-talent guy like Colbert. There’s nothing funny about what he  says. And what he says is filthy. And you have kids watching. And it  only builds up my base. It only helps me, people like him. The guy was  dying. By the way they were going to take him off television, then he  started attacking me and he started doing better. But his show was  dying. I’ve done his show… But when I did his show, which by the way was  very highly rated. It was high — highest rating. The highest rating  he’s ever had. 

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Wow. There’s a lot to unpack in President Trump’s statement. First, the  “filth” Trump mentioned is most likely referencing a recent  controversial monologue in which Colbert said the only thing the  president’s mouth is good for is “being Vladimir Putin’s c*** holster.” The joke jump-started the #FireColbert movement, and drew considerable ire from both conservatives and LGBTQ activists.

Trump also claimed his episode of The Late Show received the “highest ratings they’ve ever had.” This is not true. The Late Show‘s series premiere had a better rating than Trump’s episode, which aired in September 2015. Also, according to the Hollywood Reporter, “Colbert’s Daily Show reunion episode on Tuesday is pacing to be The Late Show‘s highest rated episode in 19 months.”

Trump also asserted that Colbert’s show “was dying” before the host began attacking Trump. While this is also untrue (The Late Show  was the third-most-popular late night program even at its lowest  point), there has definitely been an upswing in ratings since Colbert  began focusing more on politics. The Late Show has been the highest rated late night program (beating out its closest rival, Jimmy Fallon’s Tonight Show) for 14 consecutive weeks.

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