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Old 05-08-2007, 09:19 PM   #1
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*shudder*, yuck, argh

I love the "gives you a happy thread," but sometimes I want a place to post something in the heebie-jeebie/icky/peeve category. Gotta bring balance to The Force.

So here's a *shudder* to get things going:

Apparently, TX scorpion-in-the-house season has come early this year. Fortunately it was spotted and admitted into the scorpion relocation program before it stung anybody.
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Old 05-08-2007, 11:14 PM   #2
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A cupboard full of cockroaches could turn into a cash cow for some Houstonians.

The Houston Museum of Natural Science is set to offer the public $0.25 for the first 1,000 live, healthy American Cockroaches that crawl through their doors.


But why collect critters that most people go out of their way to kill?

The cockroaches will be a part of a display on insect “sanitary engineers.”

Apparently roaches, along with other famously unappealing bugs including the dung beetle and the termite, are actually neat freaks.

“Cockroaches are fastidious creatures,” said Nancy Greig, curator of entomology for the museum. “They are as clean as the area in which they live, and catching them is a great activity for the kids.”

So if you’ve got roaches to spare, gather them up and haul them over to the Cockrell Butterfly Center on May 8 and May 15 from 4-7 p.m. or May 5, 12 and 19 from 12-3 p.m.

Donors who bring in bugs after the first 1,000 will be given passes to come back and hang with their former roomies when the new Cockrell Butterfly Center opens on May 25.

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Old 05-08-2007, 11:21 PM   #3
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“They are as clean as the area in which they live, and catching them is a great activity for the kids.”
For some reason I don't think kids will be very interested!
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Old 05-08-2007, 11:27 PM   #4
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Here's something for you snake lovers...


I actually like snakes...and am only afraid of them when they are afraid of me, but my real animal fear is irrational I know but...



Cows are scary cause they have weird rolling eyes and could step on you with out noticing. They aren't very smart either.

They give me true heebie jeebies...eeeewwwww!!!

They are tasty though so I forgive them.
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Old 05-08-2007, 11:30 PM   #5
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Leeches...



eta maggots.

going to throw up now.
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Old 05-08-2007, 11:30 PM   #6
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fun fact:

pigs gross me the hell out. and, i'll admit, kind of freak me out. if i were walking along, minding my own business, and a pig appeared on the road in front of me, why i'd run screaming in the other direction.

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Old 05-08-2007, 11:36 PM   #7
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^^^

I think that that is a perfectly reasonable fear
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Old 05-09-2007, 12:43 AM   #8
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Apparently roaches, along with other famously unappealing bugs including the dung beetle and the termite, are actually neat freaks.

“Cockroaches are fastidious creatures,” said Nancy Greig, curator of entomology for the museum. “They are as clean as the area in which they live, and catching them is a great activity for the kids.”

Sorry - must disagree. I discovered roaches had infested my apartment after a new tenant moved into my complex. They are dirty. They leave their excrement where ever they travel. You can see it. They are gross. You can't invite friends over - too embarrassing. The last straw for me after bitching to the apartment management for weeks was when I put on a pair of jeans and felt a cold object between my skin and the denim. So, pulled the jeans down and out jumped a roach. It still gives me the willies even after many years. FYI Nancy Greig - my apartment was spotless before they invaded me. The apt. complex finally caved in after I threatened a lawsuit and had the building bug-bombed. My fish, turtles, cat and I had to vacate for a few days but it was so worth it.
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Old 05-09-2007, 03:32 PM   #9
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Old 05-09-2007, 04:57 PM   #10
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A two-fer

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Old 05-09-2007, 05:06 PM   #11
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Not a pic but a good story.

Good in that 'please shut up' kind of way.

We pulled out our grill to cook some meaty goodness for the first time this year. It would seem we didn't do a grand ol' job of cleaning her last year. Honestly, it looked clean when we opened it... if you don't count the writhing maggots covering the grill.

BBQ anyone?
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Old 05-09-2007, 05:10 PM   #12
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^experimenting with other types of protein I see. you just ruined bbq for me
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Old 05-09-2007, 05:57 PM   #13
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Both the Geico Caveman and the Burger King creepy plastic head guy give me the shivers. No idea why.

Geese also. Bleah. Hissing, flapping, poopy, serpent-necked demons, I say.
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Old 05-12-2007, 09:59 AM   #14
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I really like cows but...

This is Lucy, and she really creeps me out! She was born with 2 noses, suposedly they both function.
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Old 05-12-2007, 10:20 AM   #15
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^ i think that happened to my nose as well




the sound it makes when people use their teeth to scrape off food from their forks. it resonates in every filling in my mouth. brrrrrr
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