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Old 10-03-2013, 04:10 PM
 
Location: Sasquatch County
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In which of the world's cities can we take refuge from dangerous animals, poisonous arachnids, scary insects, deadly microbes, etc? Even in Leipzig, I used to see what I took to be a small bird fly so quickly past my bedroom window that it was indistinct. Then, one October, maybe when it was nearing the end of its existence, it came to rest: and what I saw was frightening. It appeared to be a wasp that was just over three inches long, which seemed to be looking at me, as though it wanted to come in. Since then, I've seen mosquitoes that are so large that I took them to be dragonflies
Swarms of deadly hornets kill 42 people and injure over 1,600 in China | Mail Online
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Old 10-03-2013, 04:12 PM
 
Location: Sasquatch County
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Is it that we just have more access to reports of such monsters nowadays, or is Nature changing things?
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Old 10-03-2013, 04:55 PM
 
Location: M I N N E S O T A
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Holy f---!
Those things we're huge, imagine how horrible it would be to be attacked by those.

I'm moving to Antarctica.
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Old 10-04-2013, 10:27 AM
 
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This is big!

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2013/...67_634x410.jpg

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2013/...28_634x427.jpg

Last edited by Rozenn; 10-07-2013 at 04:08 PM.. Reason: Copyrighted pics already in the article
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Old 10-04-2013, 01:07 PM
 
Location: San Francisco
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San Francisco is remarkably pest-free. I see ants in my apartment maybe twice a year, and the occasional spider. Sometimes tiny flies get in through the window (no screens). Once I think I saw a mosquito.
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Old 10-05-2013, 10:54 AM
 
Location: Sasquatch County
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But those of us who opt for Antarctica ought to bear in-mind that we might have to contend with a Nazi UFO base or two and maybe their mates, up from the Hollow Earth, to warn us off as well. After all, Admiral Richard B Byrd was sent packing, with all of Operation Highjump
Operation Highjump - Admiral Byrd - YouTube
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Old 10-05-2013, 03:23 PM
 
Location: San Diego, California Republic
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San Francisco is remarkably pest-free. I see ants in my apartment maybe twice a year, and the occasional spider. Sometimes tiny flies get in through the window (no screens). Once I think I saw a mosquito.
San Francisco is cool and windy most of the time. Most insects don't like that.
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Old 10-05-2013, 03:52 PM
 
Location: Sasquatch County
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I must say that the hornets pictured in a foregoing comment look as though made of an inexpensive plastic, perhaps not too well assembled. Are the more monstrous Chinese arachnids or insects usually as shoddy as these specimens?
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Old 10-07-2013, 02:14 AM
 
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I used to think insects were limited by size due to their dependency upon simple diffusion for gas exchange -- at least in the cross sectional sense

Looks like they can still grow quite large. At least enough to scare the crap out of the unwitting
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Old 10-08-2013, 11:15 AM
 
Location: San Diego, California Republic
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I must say that the hornets pictured in a foregoing comment look as though made of an inexpensive plastic, perhaps not too well assembled. Are the more monstrous Chinese arachnids or insects usually as shoddy as these specimens?
those in the picture were killed somehow. Probably frozen and then thawed.
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