The Harbinger Of Blood-Soaked Rainbows [Pic]

Submitted by: kitteh9lives 4 years ago in Misc

Thermonuclear bomb of light and beauty...onetwothree-DEATH!
Credits: The Oatmeal
There are 25 comments:
Male 151
LMFAO - ROFL @ Squrlz4Sale.

OMFG. "Skittles candy shell surrounding a fart by Hannibal Lecter."

I`m seriously in tears. My sides hurt. You win IAB comment of the year, in my book.

Cheers!

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Female 472
Never thought I would say "Ooh pretty" when talking about a crustacean...but I did.

@RedontheHead: Apparently it does taste good.

It is used in cuisine in Japan, China and the Philippines.
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Male 6,227
[quote]Do they taste good?[/quote]

Not sure, but in my imagination they taste like a Skittles candy shell surrounding a fart by Hannibal Lecter.
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Male 99
Do they taste good?
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Male 296
@freddyferret - Well considering it was about 10 years ago, I`d say he failed miserably at enacting his revenge. LOL!!

I haven`t had another reef tank since then, haven`t had the time or money to invest to build up another successful reef. I wish liverock wasn`t so damned expensive.
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Female 4,420
I wonder why it does that....embrace the darkness when it lives in light.....what a quandry.
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Male 6,227
Not only are they formidable predators--they`re smart little buggers, too. LINK
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Male 3,060
There`s also another bad ass of the crustacean world named the Pistol Shrimp. I hope the SyFy Channel gets wind of this so we can have...Mantis Shrimp vs. Pistol Shrimp The Movie!
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Female 86
"it`s like a little glittery-rainbowed-hitler." haha! This whole page was a great read. Thanks for the laughs you guys!
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Male 2,424
Had one in my tank when I got new rocks. Lost a few critters. I heard the "click" sound it makes when striking, sort of like somebody snapping their fingers at supersonic speed.

Like it says, they break glass. I had to find him. I dipped suspected rocks into fresh water (which sadly kills the sea life on them) until I finally got the little bastard.

Pretty to look at, yes, but it`s like a little glittery-rainbowed-hitler.
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Male 11,739
@Dragonace - I hope you`re sleeping with one eye open. That mantis shrimp most likely survived and is currently plotting his revenge. Be afraid, be very afraid.
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Male 6,227
@Dragonace: My condolences on your minireef. That`s terrible! I`ve never attempted a minireef myself, but I love reading about them and looking at them.
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Male 39,902

People are ugly enough already. The last thing I want is to see them in High Def.
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Male 296
@Squrlz4sale - You are so right!! I had a 20 Gallon reef tank for a good year or two, then I decided to add couple of extra pounds of cultured live rock to increase the surface area for my corals. After a couple days I started noticing a loud clicking noise coming from my tank at night. I knew right off the bat it had to be a mantis shrimp. I put mantis shrimp traps in there hoping to catch him, but it was no use. Within a week he had successfully wiped out all my fish in the tank, which in turn caused an ammonia and nitrite spike that killed off all my corals. I was so pissed I emptied out all the water and dumped the entire aquarium in a dumpster.
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Female 2,415
I like the "one, two, three, DEATH!" bits and the pic of the military mantis armour for humans :)
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Male 3,631
That tears it. I`ve submitted to the hypothesis of intelligent design. I`ve just changed my mind about who the designer might be.
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Male 687
Couldn`t the vision just be an extension of range into infrared and UV light? Evolutionary it makes sense ... you don`t see the sun...watch in infrared to see heat signatures (which is awesome in itself).
Also there are quite a lot of creatures that see UV light (bees for example).
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Male 6,227
In the world of minireef aquariums, the Mantis Shrimp is a serious pest. They tend to stowaway in the crevices of live rock and sneak into people`s aquariums that way. As they grow, they come out to kill the (very expensive) fish swimming by. On top of that, there`s the constant worry that the shrimp will break the aquarium glass.

And once they`re in there, they`re notoriously difficult to get out. They`re fast, good at hiding, and fight back. Their nickname among the minireef hobbyists is "Thumb-Splitters."
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Female 2,691
My favorite crustacean.
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Male 15,261
They taste great too.
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Male 406
I just watched the batman beyond episode on genetic splicing.

I would totally do the mantis shrimp.

Weaponized thumb/forefinger combos along with super insane vision.

I wanna spend the rest of my life tripping balls while being able to destroy things with a snap of my fingers... I WOULD BE A GOD AMONG MEN.
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Female 4,084
nature is so awesome.
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Male 414
Nice.
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Female 3,696
...that escalated into darkness quickly :(
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Female 8,043
Link: The Harbinger Of Blood-Soaked Rainbows [Pic] [Rate Link] - Thermonuclear bomb of light and beauty...onetwothree-DEATH!
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