Toddler Allegedly Forced To Eat Cockroach For Camera

In horrifying news you shouldn't read while eating, a family in Guatemala City is being investigated after videos of a young child eating cockroaches surfaced on YouTube. The video is several years old but only recently gained steam on social media, which has prompted an outcry and an investigation by protective… » 2/01/14 12:00pm 2/01/14 12:00pm

Mean Bed Bugs Are Determined to Ruin Your Vacation and Probably Your…

Oh, hey there. Had you managed to forget about the constant threat of bed bugs for even one second? Hahaha, of course not. You are always aware that your home could be invaded at any time, turning what was once your comfort zone into your own personal nightmare mansion. Well, you should continue to be paranoid about… » 6/04/12 11:55pm 6/04/12 11:55pm

Enjoy the Warm Weather Until the Horde of Angry Scorpions Eats You

It's seventy degrees in New York right now, and recently much of the east coast has been bathed in balmy warmth. Which seems all fine and dandy until the high temperatures cause an insect explosion! One guy in Greenville County, South Carolina has fire ants all over his yard and kudzu bugs all over his house. And a… » 3/14/12 5:30pm 3/14/12 5:30pm

Give Your Beloved a Cockroach for Valentine's Day

Are you tired of the cuteness of Valentine's Day? Do you want to get your special someone something totally disgusting? The Bronx Zoo has the perfect gift for you — for $10, you can name one of their Madagascar hissing cockroaches after your SO (or friend, or mom, or whatever). No, you do not also get to take the… » 2/06/12 5:20pm 2/06/12 5:20pm

Meet the Spider With the Tiny Detachable Penis


You have to hand it to spiders, they're so crafty, building their fancy webs and always managing to crawl out of your shoe and spook you just when you're least expecting it. But there is one kind of spider that has really gone above and beyond the call of duty: The orb-web spider, ephilengys malabarensis, has a … » 1/31/12 11:55pm 1/31/12 11:55pm

Genius Wasps Can Recognize Their Friends' Faces

Okay, maybe not their "friends" exactly — it's unclear if wasps have friends. However, scientists have found that one species of paper wasp could recognize and distinguish between images of their own kind's distinctively-marked faces. And they recognized these images much more quickly than other pictures, like… » 12/01/11 6:30pm 12/01/11 6:30pm

Spider Dudes Give Crappy Gifts, Trick Ladies Into Sex

Presenting females with a pre-coital gift is an essential part of the nursery web spider's mating ritual, but researchers have discovered that some male spiders are giving their ladyfriends elaborately wrapped bits of junk, such as flower, cotton, or ant husks wrapped in silk. While the women are distracted by what's… » 11/14/11 10:55am 11/14/11 10:55am

All It Takes Is 25 Million Bees To Make People Really Freak Out

Um, so in Utah a truck full of bees crashed on the highway and all the bees got out and started stinging people? And then everyone on the road had to keep their windows shut to keep the bees from getting in and stinging them while they were driving, or else there would be a chain reaction of beestings and crashes and… » 10/24/11 3:00pm 10/24/11 3:00pm