Saturday, June 24, 2006

Bugs in my life photo special: black beetles

As previously mentioned.
Though shortly after these pictures were taken, it died in a freak accident.

5 comments:

Ainu said...

They are beutiful!

I have a thing for beetles.. If I took a tattoo it would be one.

I'm on the sixth episode of GTO.
I have only listened to Hisaishi and some bands music. Tomorrow more!

Jonas said...

They are especially beautiful when they crawl inside your wall at night when you are trying to sleep. It's sort of a scratching sound sort of like as if someone had been buried inside the wall and now trying to dig out.

Then...silence, which means the little fucker has found a way out. Then you hear the buzz of the wings as it flies about a while before it crashes into your hair or face.

If you smack it with your hand it uses its defence mechanism and pisses all over your hand or something and it stinks for ages.

Yes indeed, beautiful little fuckers.

siina said...

did you know that the average amount of spiders you eat while sleeping is 7? I really don't like the idea...

Jacke said...

"did you know that the average amount of spiders you eat while sleeping is 7"

Hmm. I don't think I really needed to know that...

Jonas said...

"...did you know that the average amount of spiders you eat while sleeping is 7? I really don't like the idea..."

This is an urban legend. The rumour was started in 1993 by Lisa Holst, a columnist for a computing magazine. The article focused on the increasingly common lists of "facts" which had begin to circulate on the internet in the early 1990s. Basically she said that people tend to accept what is written on the internet at face value.

To illustrate her point Holst made up her own list of supposed "facts", one of which was the claim that the average person swallows up to eight spiders per year. In this particular instance Holst apparently took her inspiration from collection of common misbeliefs printed in a 1954 book on insect folklore. It is, of course, wonderfully ironic that Holst's "false fact" has since become one of the most widely spread myths on the internet.