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  • #16
    Originally posted by TheWall View Post
    I do know of this. It is pretty spooky.

    I know of a similiar parasite that makes zombie crabs.
    I just find it mind boggling how a fungus -- A FUNGUS -- is capable of causing such a very specific behavior. And it isn't just ants but other insects as well. And FWIU they aren't all closely related types.

    I'm always still in trouble again

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    • #17
      As for zombie crabs... Or maybe body snatchers? Mind controlled slave?


      It looks like the parasite here is the female larval form of the Sacculina barnacle that infects a crab and completely takes over even forcing male crabs to change physically to resemble a female crab and release hormones so it behaves more like a female -- even to the point of doing female mating dances

      I'm always still in trouble again

      "You're by far the worst poster on TWeb" and "TWeb's biggest liar" --starlight (the guy who says Stalin was a right-winger)
      "Of course, human life begins at fertilization that’s not the argument." --Tassman

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      • #18
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        • #19
          Originally posted by Faber View Post
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          I figured out how to use that stuff just being around it. It really is not that bad.
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          • #20
            Originally posted by TheWall View Post
            I figured out how to use that stuff just being around it. It really is not that bad.
            No, but it is fun to watch!

            Let's see a cursive sample...

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            • #21
              Originally posted by Teallaura View Post
              No, but it is fun to watch!

              Let's see a cursive sample...
              I can do some cursive. Honestly though in signing my signature I dont use cursive because it is a hassle.
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              • #22
                Originally posted by TheWall View Post
                I can do some cursive. Honestly though in signing my signature I dont use cursive because it is a hassle.
                Once you master it cursive is a lot faster and easier than printing.

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                • #23
                  Jellyfish. Jellyfish are kinda spooky.
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                  • #24
                    I'm surprised clowns haven't come up yet...

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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by Teallaura View Post
                      I'm surprised clowns haven't come up yet...
                      Coulrophobia if I remember it right.
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                      • #26
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                        Few people realize that Mr. Rogers would fill in for his dear
                        friend Pennywise when the latter was feeling under the weather

                        I'm always still in trouble again

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                        "Of course, human life begins at fertilization that’s not the argument." --Tassman

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                        • #27




                          You leave Mr. Rogers alone!

                          "He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain that which he cannot lose." - Jim Elliot


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                          • #28
                            Skesis. The villians from the classic film Dark Crystal. They steal the strength of others, live as corrupt aristocrats, and are embodiments of wickedness.
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                            • #29
                              Yeah, but the Sleestak would kick their backsides!




                              The scary part being I rarely watched and yet can still hear the theme song...


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                              • #30
                                Burning copper or phosphorus. Different colored flames are both cool and spooky.
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