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Artist Creates Disturbing Superhero Figures Out of Insect and Crab Shells

Artist Creates Disturbing Superhero Figures Out of Insect and Crab Shells
Some people play with action figures. Other people play with bugs. Ew! This guy plays with both. Double ew! This student in Osaka, Japan known as @ride_hero on Twitter has a very interesting hobby. He makes action figures out of insect and crab shells. We know this because he posted…

Chirps Chips are Made from Crickets

Chirps Chips are Made from Crickets
I hate crickets. You know, those bugs that somehow find their way into your home and spend the night chirping and keeping you awake. I have a strict “stomp that bastard” rule in my house. If you see a cricket inside and let it live, you hunt until you find…
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Anti-Mosquito Socks Stop Pesky Ankle Biters

Anti-Mosquito Socks Stop Pesky Ankle Biters
Is a one-person bug tent just not enough for you? Maybe you need more protection to feel safe from all of those biting bugs. These $20 knee-length Mosquito Netting Socks will protect you from all of those nasty blood suckers. If you grandmother wore a fashionable hazmat suit, this is…

These Walls Are Crawling with Insect Art

These Walls Are Crawling with Insect Art
There’s something buggy about this room. If your skin isn’t crawling yet, it will be once you see the work of Jennifer Angus. This artist has come up with a unique way to decorate those bright pink walls you see here. It makes the space look like it’s covered in…

Bugs Bugging You? Wear a Net!

Bugs Bugging You? Wear a Net!
The rain came, and the bugs followed. If you find yourself spending the bulk of your evenings hunting for the elusive bug that just bit you on the kisser, then you might want to consider donning the Netsmen instead. The Netsmen is basically a wearable mosquito net that covers you…

Creepy Japanese Samurai Statue is Made of Dead Bugs

Creepy Japanese Samurai Statue is Made of Dead Bugs
I’ve seen plenty of things over the years out of Japan that made me say “WTF?” After all, this is the country where USB-powered things for magnifying your pimples are sold. I don’t think I have ever seen anything that makes me go “WTF?” and “NOPE.” with as much verve…

This Darth Vader Is Made of Bugs

This Darth Vader Is Made of Bugs
Artist Klaus Enrigue recreated Darth Vader’s helmet in an unusual way. He covered the mask with 150 creepy crawly insects. There are tarantulas, scorpions, and butterflies from around the world as if called by The Force to create an armor made out of nature. It took him almost 300 hours…

Edible Canned Bugs Look Disgusting

Edible Canned Bugs Look Disgusting
I’d have to be really hungry and desperate to eat bugs. For instance, I would gladly lick that gross jelly goo from the inside of a tin of Spam before I would eat a bug. If you want a really gross gift to give someone as a gag, ThinkGeek has…

Friendzoned: Bugs Pose with Their Buddies in These Beautiful Macro Images

Friendzoned: Bugs Pose with Their Buddies in These Beautiful Macro Images
Insects, contrary to popular belief, are not that different from humans.  Studies show that our buggy friends suffer from one of the human world’s most common emotional ailments: the friendzone.  So, with that perspective, we look at these beautiful macro photos of bug BFFs.…

Tick Rover Robot Kills Ticks Dead

Tick Rover Robot Kills Ticks Dead
Ticks are nasty. Actually, I think all bugs are nasty – but ticks are extra disgusting since they suck on your blood. They are also responsible for transmitting many diseases, some fatal. A team of researchers at the Virginia Military Institute have designed a robot that kills these blood suckers.…

Urban Bug Farming for Some High Protein Insect Snacks

Urban Bug Farming for Some High Protein Insect Snacks
Bugs of most types and all sizes make me queasy. The little ones, I don’t mind. But if they’re more than two centimeters long (or tall), then that’s enough to send me either screaming or running away from them – or both. So you can just imagine how I’d react…

Researchers Figure out How to Extract Power from Cockroaches

Researchers Figure out How to Extract Power from Cockroaches
I would bet we can all agree that we really don’t want cockroaches in our homes. They are disgusting little creatures after all, and any time I see one I’m convinced that I’m now eating roach poo. Scientists have found a good use for roaches though; they are actually using…

Killing Mosquitoes With Laser Beams

Killing Mosquitoes With Laser Beams
Talk about overkill. This new technology can track down individual mosquitoes and take them out using a laser beam. That’s definitely one way to kill bugs dead. Created by Intellectual Ventures Lab, the Photonic Fence Anti-Mosquito Laser System can hunt down and identify the little buggers with amazing precision. The…
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