Circus clowns have nothing on this insect [Science]


If you have 6 minutes to relax, watch this massive insect hatch from its tiny egg:



The Lord Howe Island stick insect has a fascinating story to go along with their impressive size, which exceeds 5 inches. This insect was thought to be extinct but some scientists in 2001 found 24 individuals in a single bush on Ball’s Pyramid, a volcanic stack measuring 3,600 feet long, 950 feet wide, by 1,844 feet high. A decade later, this species has gone from 24 individuals to over 1,000 individuals at the Melbourne Zoo with some even being returned to the wild.

Read more about this insects fascinating story at: blogs.scientificamerican.com

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  1. More reasons big foot is real, mother earth can produce something so big from so small should show what we think can't be can be

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    1. Hay, Brother Dildo, that's some real sound logic you got going on there. Let me see if I have this straight: the squishy stick insect fit's in its egg therefore Bigfoot is real. I don't even know the name of that fallacy, but your conclusion definitely doesn't follow your premise.

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  2. Thats how Bobo gets out of his sleeping bag when he is out squatching.

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  3. Um, not to nit-pick, but the stick insect is emerging from its egg without its exoskeleton hardened. It couldn't do that again. Circus clowns perform their acts of contortion with a rigid endoskeleton which makes the feat that much more impressive, and they could do it again.

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    1. Aww, come on, don't be a fuddy duddy...can't you just allow nature to fascinate you for a few minutes?

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  4. Was it just me.....that vid got me so clostrophobic..

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