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Match
03-27-12, 12:55 PM
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2119343/King-Wasps-Indonesia-Two-half-inch-monster-jaws-longer-legs.html?ito=feeds-newsxml

Great. Something else to worry about.

Bandoman
03-27-12, 12:56 PM
I can't wait for the SyFy Channel original movie.

Th0r S1mpson
03-27-12, 01:00 PM
I can't wait for someone to release them into Florida.

Groucho
03-27-12, 01:03 PM
I've got your two and a half inches right HERE pal.

Minor Threat
03-27-12, 01:04 PM
Bragger!!!!!

clappj
03-27-12, 01:04 PM
the wasp's huge jaws could be used in defence and for mating, allowing a male to hold a female in position.

Th0r S1mpson
03-27-12, 01:05 PM
I've got your two and a half inches right HERE pal.

:lol:

RichC2
03-27-12, 01:07 PM
I've got your two and a half inches right HERE pal.

Show off :(

kvrdave
03-27-12, 01:07 PM
kimsey believes that the wasp's huge jaws could be used in defence and for mating, allowing a male to hold a female in position


yes!

Dr_Evil
03-27-12, 01:09 PM
It's actually pretty easy to spot these two-and-a-half inch wasps in the wild. Just look for the expensive sports car and raging insecurity.

Edit: I should have refreshed, it looks like Groucho beat me to the dick joke :(

Meglos
03-27-12, 01:09 PM
This was an episode of Sliders.

Shazam
03-27-12, 01:20 PM
How long before it makes its way to Florida?

madcougar
03-27-12, 02:12 PM
I've got your two and a half inches right HERE pal.

Pics?

Kmical
03-27-12, 02:28 PM
I can't wait for someone to release them into Florida.

Maybe we'll be lucky and the giant wasps will kill all the Gambian rats and Burmese pythons in Florida.

Hell, I wouldn't shed a tear if they killed <strike> all the</strike> a few Floridians, too ;)

Match
03-27-12, 03:01 PM
How about Japanese Giant Hornets?

http://www.mnn.com/sites/default/files/user-993/hornet.jpg
http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6166/6242572228_c048944f24.jpg

OscarBluth
03-27-12, 03:09 PM
I can't wait for the SyFy Channel original movie.
Tiny Shark vs. Giant Wasp?

Rockmjd23
03-27-12, 03:20 PM
Those are some short Protestants!

antspawn
03-27-12, 04:25 PM
Holy shit it's a decepticon! ATTACK!!!!!!!!

Dr Mabuse
03-27-12, 05:10 PM
Those Japanese monsters are scary as hell. Be like being stung by that thing from 'The Mist'.

This wasp is not so terrifying, here a pic of it from last year with the woman who discovered it:

http://i.imgur.com/ApTi8.jpg

OldDude
03-27-12, 05:52 PM
Those Japanese monsters are scary as hell. Be like being stung by that thing from 'The Mist'.

This wasp is not so terrifying, here a pic of it from last year with the woman who discovered it:

http://i.imgur.com/ApTi8.jpg

It's not so scary when it is DEAD and nailed to a piece of cardboard with a pin through its heart. Flying around, I'd be terrified.

Pizza
03-27-12, 05:58 PM
Guess I'm canceling my trip to Indonesia. Maybe Japan...oh, wait...

Solid Snake
03-27-12, 06:23 PM
How about Japanese Giant Hornets?

http://www.mnn.com/sites/default/files/user-993/hornet.jpg
http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6166/6242572228_c048944f24.jpg

ugh....I'd throw up if I saw these.

Trout
03-27-12, 06:27 PM
How about Japanese Giant Hornets?

http://www.mnn.com/sites/default/files/user-993/hornet.jpg
http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6166/6242572228_c048944f24.jpg

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/-fP-0-dEHhA" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

Jon2
03-27-12, 06:35 PM
How about Japanese Giant Hornets?

http://www.mnn.com/sites/default/files/user-993/hornet.jpg
http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6166/6242572228_c048944f24.jpg

I'm more concerned about them than the wasps. Those hornets raid and devastate bee colonies. I'd hate to see those buggers get loose here.

Something that's odd about the hornets is that their existence is contrary evidence to the theory that smaller environments (like islands) result in species miniaturization, like those midget mammoths that lived on that Aleutian island.

Mrs. Danger
03-27-12, 06:35 PM
http://i381.photobucket.com/albums/oo256/Net2009/smiley_panic.gif

Solid Snake
03-27-12, 06:55 PM
http://i381.photobucket.com/albums/oo256/Net2009/smiley_panic.gif

Damnit, bitch. You freaking out now will lead them to us! I want to fuck more! HUSH!

jk

Philzilla
03-27-12, 07:53 PM
Something that's odd about the hornets is that their existence is contrary evidence to the theory that smaller environments (like islands) result in species miniaturization, like those midget mammoths that lived on that Aleutian island.

I bet it's God, and he's just messing with scientist.

kgrogers1979
03-27-12, 08:03 PM
Something that's odd about the hornets is that their existence is contrary evidence to the theory that smaller environments (like islands) result in species miniaturization, like those midget mammoths that lived on that Aleutian island.

It isn't the first time very large species have appeared on tiny islands. Galapagos turtles are humongous.

Rockmjd23
03-27-12, 09:09 PM
Something that's odd about the hornets is that their existence is contrary evidence to the theory that smaller environments (like islands) result in species miniaturization, like those midget mammoths that lived on that Aleutian island.

Both island gigantism and insular dwarfism can result from the same processes.

TomOpus
03-27-12, 11:32 PM
Both island gigantism and insular dwarfism can result from the same processes.So you can have giant dwarfs?

Kittydreamer
03-28-12, 12:21 AM
Hell. Fucking. No.

Deadman31
03-28-12, 04:17 AM
Big deal. Japan has had this for years.

http://img838.imageshack.us/img838/4524/mothra.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/838/mothra.jpg/)

Michael Corvin
03-28-12, 06:40 AM
How about Japanese Giant Hornets?

http://www.mnn.com/sites/default/files/user-993/hornet.jpg
http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6166/6242572228_c048944f24.jpg

To be fair, those are Japanese hands, so the hornets are normal sized to the rest of us.

Rockmjd23
03-28-12, 07:06 AM
Stop quoting that!

Mrs. Danger
03-28-12, 09:39 AM
Stop quoting that!

Okay, new pictures!

http://www.whatsthatbug.com/wp-content/uploads//2009/08/giant_wood_wasp_jon.jpg

http://www.diptera.info/forum/attachments/vespa_2.jpg

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_-xy1QsSnl9k/TUZyeJoG36I/AAAAAAAAAmM/4iRoeyp1chU/s1600/Wasp%2BWoman%2B1.jpg

Mrs. Danger
03-28-12, 09:40 AM
and, scarier than a giant wasp, is a giant wasp nest.

http://28.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_l4sjb0d8jk1qzh5gno1_500.jpg

Match
03-28-12, 12:46 PM
If I had a nest that large. I would do this:
http://www.devastatingexplosions.com/

Shoveler
03-28-12, 02:29 PM
Something that's odd about the hornets is that their existence is contrary evidence to the theory that smaller environments (like islands) result in species miniaturization, like those midget mammoths that lived on that Aleutian island.

And yet supporting evidence also exists...

http://moviesmedia.ign.com/movies/image/spykids2-005_sm.jpg

Rockmjd23
03-28-12, 03:55 PM
http://img267.imageshack.us/img267/2239/2841070.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/267/2841070.jpg/)

Island gigantism.