Macrophotographs of Spiders Staring Right Into Your Soul

Photographer Jimmy Kong has this wonderful collection of macrophotographs of spiders, where they seem to have focused all their beady eyes right at the camera, apparently with the motive of stealing your soul. Or making it shit bricks, or whatever it is that souls do. His work also involves several other insects, but spideys are by far, the creepiest.

Praying Mantis Disguised as a Flower

The praying mantis is a very vicious predator, and their prey would have enough sense to stay away from them. But a pink flower? Now that wouldn’t sound scary to anyone, insects included, who would find themselves pray to the orchid mantis. This is a species of praying mantis from the Malaysian rainforest, where they have mastered the art of disguise to lure in their prey.

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Amazing, Little Known Creatures That Live On Our Planet

Animal Earth by Ross Piper
Sea Slug Chromodoris Annulata

Our earth is home to millions of species, yet most of us only know a few, often overlooking some very fascinating some very fascinating species that cohabit this planet with us. Ross Piper through his book Animal Earth seeks to bring attention to the several species that the author feels do not get the attention they deserve. In the views of Piper, humans have so far cataloged about 1.5 million different species, yet there may be more than 200 million still waiting to be discovered.

Canned and Flavored Bugs To Tickle Your Taste Buds

Ever thought of getting a gourmet on with bugs? Well, here’s something to get you started. Edible Bugs Gift Pack has a set of seven bugs in cans. In case you have the stomach for them, the bugs (and related flavors) are Bacon & Cheese Grasshoppers, BBQ Bamboo Worms, Nori Seaweed Armor Tail Scorpions, Salted Queen Weaver Ants, Sour Cream & Onion Dung Beetles, Wasabi House Crickets, and Giant Waterbug Chili Paste. Costs $40.