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Movie Poster: ‘The Deadly Mantis’, 1957, Artwork by Ken Sawyer

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The Deadly Mantis (Universal International, 1957). Science Fiction.
Starring Craig Stevens, William Hopper, Alix Talton, Donald Randolph, Pat Conway, Florenz Ames, Paul Smith, Phil Harvey, Floyd Simmons, Paul Campbell, Helen Jay, Keith Aldrich, William A. Forester, and Paul Frees. Directed by Nathan Juran. Artwork by Ken Sawyer

Source: Mudwerks

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[VIDEO] Truck Overturns, Millions of Bees Spill onto Washington State Highway

A semitruck carrying millions of honeybees overturned on a highway outside Seattle early Friday knocking over hives and sending beekeepers into a frenzy trying to save as many insects as they could.

The truck had just merged onto Interstate 5 around 3:30 a.m., when it tipped on its side, dumping 448 hives, or about 13.7 million bees, onto the roadway, Washington State Patrol Trooper Travis Shearer said.

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“I think everybody there got stung.”

— Washington State Patrol Trooper Travis Shearer

The 36-year-old Idaho man was not hurt in the accident.

The owners of the insects, Belleville Honey and Beekeeping Supply of Burlington, sent beekeepers to recover as many as possible and been covered their protective suits while they worked.

The bees became more active as the sun rose and the weather warmed, and firefighters had to douse the insects with foam on some of the boxes, killing the insects for safety.

Many of the hives were still along the highway more than seven hours after the accident, when a front-loader began scooping them up and dumping them into a dump truck, Shearer said. Most of the hives had been crushed.

“I’m sure they’ll take that somewhere and try to save as many as they can, but they can do that someplace safer, away from the I-5 corridor,” he said.

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The bees were being transported from Sunnyside, in central Washington, to a blueberry farm in Lynden, a city near the Canadian border about 100 miles north of Seattle, Shearer said. Read the rest of this entry »


GLOBAL PANIC OF 2014 REACHES CHINA: Freakishly Large, Bizzare Flying Insect Found in Sichuan Province, Experts Say

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World’s largest flying aquatic insect, with huge, nightmarish pincers, has been discovered in China’s Sichuan province

Large enough to cover the face of a human adult, this scary-looking insect is also known among entomologists as an indicator of good water quality.

(CNN) – According to the Insect Museum of West China, local villagers in the outskirts of Chengdu handed over “weird insects that resemble giant dragonflies with long teeth” earlier this month.

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“Let me be clear. This species was not found in our hemisphere. It was found over there, in China.”

Several of these odd critters were examined by the museum and found to be unusually large specimens of the giant dobsonfly, which is native to China and Vietnam.

 "I think the media is overreacting. I can kick that bug's ass"

“I think the media is overreacting. I can kick that bug’s ass”

The largest one measured 21 centimeters (8.27 inches) when its wings were open, according to the museum, busting the original record for largest aquatic insect held by a South American helicopter damselfly, which had a wingspan of 19.1 centimeters (7.5 inches). Read the rest of this entry »