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:
When the Star Wars: The Last Jedi trailer hit the Internet, people got pretty excited over Porgs. The latest addition to the fauna of the Star Wars galaxy, you may think very differently of them after seeing what a baby Porg looks like.
During an appearance on The Star Wars Show, Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy suggested that we’d be seeing their infant form very soon. And thanks to a Japanese toy site, we now know that baby Porgs are absolutely hideous…
A middle school teacher figured out an awesome way to help her students deal with getting an unexpected visit from the menstruation fairy, and wrote a post about her method on Facebook that went viral for its inspirationally easy trick.
“I have been doing this for a little bit now,” the post says. “I use my old ipsy make up bags and make “menstruation care packs” for my students who start their periods unexpectedly. In middle school this happens A LOT. I put a few pads in the bag and a couple tampons and panty liners, and I also add a few prewrapped disposable wipes. The students know that they can come ask, and they get a really pretty bag with their needed supplies inside. It’s discreet and more fun that being handed a giant pad. I make sure to tell them to take as much as they may need for the whole day. I make a point to ask if they need more to take home.”
The post was shared on Facebook over 10,000 times, and has inspired some teachers and parents to follow suit. Like this adorable grandpa: “Me be male, and not need such items, however, I do have a daughter (and 2 granddaughters) that have seen those days. I had to deal with the fluctuating hormones though! I will be putting together some of these “care” packages, and giving them to teachers in my area!” (He’s not sure what an Ipsy bag is, though—y’all, it’s a cheap makeup bag that comes every month as part of Ipsy, a makeup subscription box).
It’s a great reminder that young girls getting their periods doesn’t have to be a big dramatic thing or a source of embarrassment—it can be a normalized part of their day, as long as they’re set up for that.
After all, getting your period sucks enough as it is without worrying that you don’t have a pad or tampon available.
Customers Angry Over ‘Misleading’ Chip Bags Are Suing For Getting Bags Of Air
By Mustafa Gatollari
12 hours ago
Back when I was a child and I’d unabashedly eat junk food without the slightest shred of guilt, I used to have really high standards for the garbage I was shoveling into my body.
I started becoming appalled when I noticed that chocolate bars were getting smaller and smaller with each season, and I noticed some bags of Big League Chew were much lighter than others. The greatest and most egregious junk food transgression, however, has to come on the part of chip manufacturers everywhere: those goddamn bags of air.
I’d become disgusted (but not enough to not eat the chips) whenever I’d open a bag and see that it was over 70% filled with air. I’d always huff and puff and complain to my mom or siblings or anyone patient enough to listen that it should be illegal for people to do this to my precious chips. I’ve often said I wanted to sue the bastards for doing so.
So I’m happy these two brave souls decided to launch a lawsuit against Wise chips for putting so few chips in their bags.
“When competitors fit more potato chips into the same size bag that Defendant uses, it proves that some of the empty space in Defendant’s Product bags is in excess for potato ship manufacturing and shipping,” the lawsuit says.
They even compared the amount of “slack fill” in their bags to other leading brands./ Non-Wise chips, like Lays Ruffles brand, were filled to 2/3 the bag’s capacity.
The Plaintiffs are looking for $ 1,500 per violation as per the D.C. Consumer Protection Procedures Act.
Just search for it on Twitter and you’ll see plenty of complaints like the ones above. Although I’m clearly happy these two people have decided to carry the torch for the rest of us and make Wise chips answer for their crimes.
But then again, I’m not exactly normal per se. Anyone think that this lawsuit is a frivolous one?
It’s the time of year that you start to hear “happy holidays” from friends, family, and businesses whose mailing lists you accidentally signed up to five years ago. The Federal Bureau of Investigation, which gets billions in taxpayer dollars to protect us, is no exception. Except this year they didn’t really seem to put much effort into it. In fact, it looks like an intern spent all of five minutes on it. And that’s being generous.
In fact, it looks like an intern spent all of five minutes on it. And that’s being generous. Here’s how they wished their followers on Twitter happy holidays…
If there’s two things I remember about the DuckTales cartoon it’s that there was a giant Duck-Pilot character who was stupidly named Launchpad McQuack, and that it had the greatest theme song from any cartoon, ever.
Jesus, I cannot stop singing it.
Any kid who grew up in the ’90s will tell you that DuckTales was the absolute sh*t. Seriously, I don’t know a single kid who didn’t love this show. Sadly, because human beings are the absolute worst, the show was eventually taken off air.
But since everything from the ’90s is being rebooted, it was only a matter of time before DuckTales made its way back onto TV.
The cast of the cartoon looks absolutely amazing and they all got together to sing the classic theme song to kick off the awesome news that this very-deserving cartoon’s getting a reboot.
It’s insane to think that the cast of a children’s cartoon is filled with so many amazing actors.
Using digital projections, Epcot’s Spaceship Earth is getting the Death Star treatment. The news broke on the Disney Parks Blog, but if you’re hoping on seeing this bad-assery in person, well, we’ve got some bad news for you.
The affair is invite-only, for media peeps. So unless you can grab your hands on some press-credentials, you won’t be able to see it.
But since posting the photograph online, Hillary’s staunchest opponents thought that because she posed with the Secretary of State, she must be some kind of devil-supporting, child-eating, soul-crushing, criminal-supporting monster. And that she’s worthy of receiving death threats for her support of a Clinton presidency.
I’ve been feeling so heartbroken since yesterday’s election and decided what better way to relax than take my girls hiking. So I decided to take them to one of favorite places in Chappaqua. We were the only ones there and it was so beautiful and relaxing. As we were leaving, I heard a bit of rustling coming towards me and as I stepped into the clearing there she was, Hillary Clinton and Bill with their dogs doing exactly the same thing as I was. I got to hug her and talk to her and tell her that one of my most proudest moments as a mother was taking Phoebe with me to vote for her. She hugged me and thanked me and we exchanged some sweet pleasentries and then I let them continue their walk. Now, I’m not one for signs but I think I’ll definitely take this one. So Proud. #Iamstillwithher #lovetrumpshate #keepfighting #lightfollowsdarkness
Trump supporters are claiming the photograph was a staged one, citing the fact that Gerster’s family threw a fundraiser for Clinton years ago as proof.
In an interview with The New York Post, Gerster confirmed that she’s received death threats but doesn’t want to focus on them.
“I don’t want to discuss this anymore. This story needs to go away. It got a lot of positive feedback from a lot of people, but I don’t want this to add on to this (blowback), I don’t want to fuel the fire.”
Pop quiz time! What is the Twitter handle of Donald Trump’s soon-to-be vice president Mike Pence? Well, it’s not @MikePence, but plenty of people seem to think it is. In fact, @MikePence is owned by a liberal software developer of the same name, whereas the Mike Pence we all love to hate goes by @Mike_Pence.
As you can imagine, this has led to a pretty hilarious situation where a software developer gets all the messages intended for a man who advocated for ‘conversion therapy’ to ‘cure’ homosexuals. Here’s a sample of what he’s had to put up with for the last year…
At first, the software engineer tried to be polite and inform people that he isn’t the Mike Pence they think he is, but after Trump’s nomination and victory it all became too much. “I don’t generally waste the time to correct people,” he told NYMagback in July.
I’m a liberal software engineer, not a Republocrat bigot. Send your hate-tweets to @GovPenceIN
The hardworking statisticians at Pornhub are back at it with new reports about our online habits, and we couldn’t be more grateful to them for their life-changing contributions to our understanding of human behavior.
Their newest findings? “Pizza porn” is spiking in porn searches everywhere, leaving us to wonder exactly what happens to the pizza delivery person during the “money shot.
“Pornhub has nearly 2000 videos with pizza in the title, and each month people search for pizza porn more than 500,000 times,” the insights team writes.
While the standard “pizza delivery guy” remains popular in porn, the search terms related to pizza are certainly broadening.