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Zathras
12-02-2011, 02:27 PM
Say hello to the spine tingling Giant Weta. What is a Giant Weta, you ask? Well, it's a gigantic cricket-like insect that's also the largest insect in the world. It's as heavy as three mice and even bigger than some birds. BE AFRAID LITTLE HUMANS.

The wingspan of this insect (I don't feel like the word insect does this thing justice) is only 7 inches but look at the thing on a human's hands, it's alien, it's not right, I get queasy looking at it. Luckily, the Giant Weta is only found on Little Barrier Island in New Zealand so I'll just avoid that area for the rest of my life and live in peace. The island actually helps the Giant Weta grow so monstrously large because there are fewer predators in its habitat. Not cool.

This particular Giant Weta is the biggest ever photographed and was found by Adventurer Mark Moffett. Moffett scurried up the courage to hold the Giant Weta and feed it a carrot. I'm surprised the damn monster bug didn't bite off his finger.

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LINK (http://gizmodo.com/5864195/the-worlds-biggest-insect-is-so-freaking-huge-it-can-eat-a-carrot)

:eek: :eek: :eek:

linda22003
12-02-2011, 02:47 PM
Oh, Shaaaaaannnnoooonnnnnnnn....... ;)

Rockntractor
12-02-2011, 02:51 PM
Hmmmm, sauteed in a little butter perhaps.:)

AmPat
12-02-2011, 03:16 PM
http://fastcache.gawkerassets.com/assets/images/4/2011/12/506ae5478085fc5553389dbe79aa6a21.jpg

LINK (http://gizmodo.com/5864195/the-worlds-biggest-insect-is-so-freaking-huge-it-can-eat-a-carrot)

:eek: :eek: :eek:

IIIEEEEEEEE!!!!

He's staring at me!:eek:

noonwitch
12-02-2011, 04:58 PM
If my 9 year old niece saw this, she'd want one for a pet. She likes all animals, including the ones that freak the rest of us out.

bijou
12-02-2011, 05:05 PM
Oh look, one of Satan's minions.

marv
12-02-2011, 10:12 PM
Aw, he's just as cute as a........er.........bug...


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marv
12-02-2011, 10:42 PM
...but somebody found a BIGGER one...


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v230/sadiesinner/forums/freeload.jpg

bijou
12-03-2011, 04:51 AM
...but somebody found a BIGGER one...


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v230/sadiesinner/forums/freeload.jpg


That is hilarious. :D:D

SarasotaRepub
12-03-2011, 09:49 AM
...but somebody found a BIGGER one...


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v230/sadiesinner/forums/freeload.jpg



Well Done!!:D

NJCardFan
12-03-2011, 02:29 PM
Oh look, one of Satan's minions.

Book of Revelations speaks of a swarm of locust like creatures with the heads of demons. Perhaps this is it. :eek:

Dan D. Doty
01-07-2012, 04:39 AM
You get one cricket in your house, and the little bastard can keep you all night chirping ...

This thing could be in the house next door and keep you awake for whole summer :rolleyes:

txradioguy
01-07-2012, 06:19 AM
I'd love to take one to Iraq and see what it does against a Camel Spider :D