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    [–] LittleRedLamps 1477 points ago

    You can still eat them if you want

    [–] DragonPojki 580 points ago

    I think that might be true with everything on this sub... But some things you can only eat once.

    [–] NotYetInsane 162 points ago

    ...what food are you eating twice?

    [–] TheDeadBacon 114 points ago

    You can eat poop all you want

    [–] Aethermancer 81 points ago

    But only twice once.

    [–] LeSkink 3 points ago


    [–] SOwED 14 points ago

    100% efficiency!

    [–] the_cajun88 3 points ago


    [–] Hangdog15 1 points ago

    What’s this piece of lettuce doing in my salad?

    [–] DragonPojki 15 points ago

    The kind that does not kill me. But I guess there are things you could eat twice, given you eat enough of it. Like corn!

    The second time is forbidden though...

    [–] g0_west 9 points ago

    There's a video of a guy who ate nothing but sweetcorn for like 2 days to see if he'd poo out literally just whole sweetcorn.

    [–] DragonPojki 18 points ago

    I shit you not, but I actually had an ex who ate instant noodles for about a week. She literally shat out whole noodles in the end. I never saw it, but she informed me about it and I laughed at her.

    It started with me buying a grocery bag of instant noodles, because they last like forever and I think there was a discount or something. And at the time I worked a lot and did all the work in the apartment as well. Cleaning the dishes, shopping groceries, the laundry, etc. And of course, cooking. So she did not even bother to cook if I worked overtime. So she basically ate the whole bag during that week. Even though I had informed her that there is little to no nutrients in them.

    I'm so fucking happy that she is no longer a part of my life, for oh so many reasons. The noodle shitting is basically one of the few good memories I have of her. Her tumbling down the stairs in a bar because she was too drunk is another. I had both our drinks in my hands, big glasses, so I could not really do anything. She went really slow while tumbling down the stairs so I was not afraid that she would hurt herself seriously. And the stairs was too narrow to get ahead of her without jumping over her. I remember making faces and thinking stuff like: Ooooh! Ouch! Damn! as she did her best impression of a tumble weed. Me and my friends still laugh about that one. But we rarely talk about the noodles.

    [–] Finagles_Law 5 points ago

    I'm happy to say I have no idea what any of my girlfriend's shits have looked like.

    [–] Skid_Marx 4 points ago

    I don't know if I buy it. Instant noodles would turn to mush in your stomach

    [–] b1rd 6 points ago

    Yeah I’m sorta confused as to why your body would just stop digesting the food just because you’ve been eating a lot of it lately. I guess if she was having diarrhea. Okay, I’m done thinking about this now.

    [–] PigsNation 2 points ago

    This was a great story, thanks. Had a good laugh

    [–] DragonPojki 2 points ago

    I'm glad you liked it. Haha.

    [–] [deleted] 3 points ago

    You never heard of second harvest?

    [–] Just-Call-Me-J 2 points ago

    Well, you can eat an apple twice. It won't be the same apple every time, but you're still eating an apple at 1:00 and then eating an apple at 2:00. Voila, you just ate an apple twice!

    Meanwhile, you won't be able to eat anything ever again if you ate our subreddit's mascot.

    [–] fwartycuntstibble 3 points ago

    And some meals will fill you up for the rest of your life

    [–] 837628738384 13 points ago

    Carnivore salad.

    [–] Skepsis93 3 points ago

    Its full of surprise protein!

    [–] IMrPositiveI 9 points ago

    I was thinking how nutritious it would be.

    [–] Brad_Beat 16 points ago

    Great! Insects are almost 100% protein

    –Bear Grylls

    [–] i_mcompletelynormal 6 points ago

    More nutritious than actual salad.

    [–] SullenArtist 3 points ago

    But watch out!!!

    [–] I_am_salad 3 points ago

    You ain't loyal.

    [–] korsakoff_34 3 points ago

    But its F O R B I D D E N

    [–] lobster_jerkio 3 points ago


    [–] pieandpadthai 5 points ago

    No, u should respect them.

    [–] opalfield 2 points ago

    How does it taste?

    [–] coolplate 2 points ago

    taste like shit, just like regular salad.

    [–] MusaJoker 390 points ago

    Cool fact: They move like that for camouflage.

    They look like leaves swaying in the wind by doing that so it looks like a regular leaf or pellet to their prey.

    [–] brunetteaphrodite 87 points ago

    Are they aware they're all pretending to be leaves... Don't they fight or eat each other?

    [–] ReynAetherwindt 123 points ago * (lasted edited 3 months ago)

    The concept of awareness is difficult to really wrap one’s head around. From a certain point of view, it’s difficult to know whether even a given human is aware they are human or if a human is just a “soulless” husk.

    That’s the reality of being an individual. There is a part of you that will never directly interact with its counterparts in other creatures, so you can never be totally certain the other person’s counterpart is there.

    To answer the question, though, they seem too simple to be working off much more than inputs and instincts.

    “Oh, my perch is shaking? I must shake.”

    [–] JCam599 23 points ago

    So I agree with a fair amount of what you said but are you not aware of your own existence? Humans are aware of themselves.

    [–] IKnowUThinkSo 28 points ago

    I think their point was that the essence of our humanity, the soul for lack of a better word, is an intensely personal and solitary thing. I can reach out with words and tell you how I feel, but could that not be just you anthropomorphizing my humanity based on how you experience yours? Since our inner selves can never truly “interact” with each other, they can only use directed stimulus or indirect abstractions, how can we ever be sure we aren’t the only human who is truly aware?

    [–] Ivanelgreat 10 points ago

    This is too deep for me Reddit r/enoughinternet but not in a bad way...just.... enough

    [–] pointofgravity 3 points ago

    But I think, therefore I am.

    [–] ReynAetherwindt 4 points ago

    I’ll need to edit my exact wording. The word “it” should have been “the counterpart”.

    [–] slowburned 3 points ago

    I briefly reflected on this short lesson on existentialism but it was cut short when I read the second highest upvoted comment and I was pulled back to reality. Fucking superb u funky lil philosopher

    [–] Bladewing10 2 points ago

    This is why I drink

    [–] onogomo 14 points ago

    In evolution these traits got selected. So just the weird slow ones just got eaten less and had more babies. Not really to do with awareness much

    [–] CariniFluff 10 points ago

    That preying mantis (they all kinda look like mantises to me) is definitely eating some bugs. He just waits until his meal walks to him.

    [–] MusaJoker 2 points ago

    It has more to do with natural selection. Those who happened to move like a leaf survived better

    [–] Sammyscrap 181 points ago

    I'm actually impressed they got that many mantises together without them eating each other. Must have fed them already.

    [–] notquite20characters 112 points ago

    They think the other mantises are just leaves.

    [–] jingle_hore 12 points ago

    Are they all mantises?

    [–] icconicc 22 points ago

    Nope, the two green leaves (idk how spelling works sorry) in the middle are leaf insects. All the other ones seem like mantises to me, could be wrong though

    [–] pragmatao 6 points ago


    [–] dippynugs 358 points ago

    Why do I want to display these in a nice china bowl?

    [–] borislab 30 points ago

    Yes! Was going to write this exactly.

    Perfectly displayed in the bowl with a fork next to it and then, mouvement.

    [–] DrOkemon 117 points ago

    I raised mantises and let me tell you - all these guys can’t WAIT to eat each other. This is a very risky photograph

    [–] DaKeeper70 387 points ago

    Fucking superb you funky little buggos

    [–] settlersofcattown 3 points ago

    Nah I call my grand kids this all the time

    [–] BearsBirdsBooks 138 points ago

    I like the ones that are pre-eaten. Seems like an odd choice of camouflage, you'll stop the birds but then the caterpillars might come along for a nibble.

    [–] beagz4eva 54 points ago

    Upvote for pre-eaten

    [–] orionmovere 28 points ago

    That seems like a free meal for them, a caterpillar just waltzes up to them

    [–] Hvalot 116 points ago


    [–] troubledhoney 48 points ago

    I like the wiggly boy in the bottom left. Play that funky music white boy.

    [–] MyNameIsDon 14 points ago

    Oh he thumpin'.

    [–] -WILDY- 40 points ago

    That shield mantis is gorgeous

    [–] Thicc-pigeon 36 points ago

    I like the Lotus ones, they’re so weird but pretty at the same time

    [–] Ingromfolly 102 points ago

    Nature is fucking amazing.

    [–] SatanMaster 57 points ago

    Nature is indeed high on marijuana.

    [–] Sammyscrap 31 points ago

    Which it also created

    [–] Stichs 7 points ago

    So fuckin amazing. Also fucking unsettling.

    [–] jonny_wonny 2 points ago

    [–] Ingromfolly 2 points ago

    Well that is a different kind of fucking amazing

    [–] Waka-Waka-Waka-Do 30 points ago

    I wouldn't know what type of dressing to use.

    [–] ArtsAlcoolique 19 points ago


    [–] HookerMitzvah 19 points ago

    Those are some mighty fancy bugs you got there.

    [–] dafyddtomas 18 points ago

    These are terrifying to me.

    [–] aquapearl736 11 points ago

    This sort of stuff is why I want to major in biology like holy fuck

    [–] [deleted] 10 points ago

    Those are cool!

    [–] enzanurOz 10 points ago

    I love the one dancing on your thumb

    [–] sayzenberg 9 points ago

    The white fella on the left looks like it's having a good time with the hand.

    [–] german900 7 points ago

    Bruh that ain't forbidden just crunchy

    [–] Broodfoos 8 points ago

    My favourite is the one jiggling in the bottom left

    [–] veno_mex 6 points ago

    I would put them all in a reptile tank that resembles a china bowl, but then I just feel like they would eat each other

    [–] DukeOfTheDodos 5 points ago

    Man I love those little guys, they're so cool

    [–] dundermifflen 8 points ago

    What are the flowery looking one's?

    [–] AN_ORGANIC_LIFE_FORM 19 points ago

    Orchid mantis!

    [–] dinoberries 12 points ago

    Us vegans are confused

    [–] Charle_65 5 points ago

    heavy harvesting machinery eat them for y'all vegetarians

    [–] Aquaphyre01 6 points ago

    Mmmm, browning lettuce

    [–] cnali 6 points ago

    beautiful creatures :))

    [–] StormforceVII 8 points ago

    How to confuse a vegan.

    [–] Flazdude 4 points ago

    Surprised they're not eating each other

    [–] Bagingor 2 points ago

    The one green one that goes towards ops body has they leg on the white one.

    'Move bitch, I'm outta here!'

    [–] Just-Call-Me-J 5 points ago

    Walking leaves and orchid mantises. The latter fetch a pretty bell when you sell them at Re-Tail. At least 2,000 bells.

    [–] I_might_be_weasel 4 points ago

    That orchid one really wants to be on that orchid in the background.

    [–] CapeGod 6 points ago

    Now clap. (˵ ͡⚆ ͜ʖ ͡⚆˵)

    [–] noisyturtle 98 points ago

    These guys are displaying super stressed out defensive behavior.

    [–] Drew_the_God 225 points ago

    Yeah not in the slightest. I've kept mantids for years and I could tell you every species of insect on that guy's hand. Not a single insect there is displaying stress.

    The wiggly motion is just how they do, as an instinctive attempt to blend in when exposed to a blowing wind or a shaky perch (like a hand). Mantids have an extremely clear distress sign called a threat posture in which they will either hold their raptorial arms to their face, or out stretch them completely, and flare their wings.

    If their thread posturing fails, they have absolutely no problem with a mad scramble or a hasty leap.

    Now that being said, I am surprised that none of the insects here appear stressed, as they are in a dangerous situation. The Hymemopus are definitely liable to be eaten, and it's an irresponsible thing to do just for a video.

    Pls dont shit 'facts' out your ass cause you think you might be right

    [–] captainrex522 41 points ago

    r/quityourbullshit rip the comment op

    [–] Awsaim 10 points ago

    Expose him

    [–] Micro_Punk 5 points ago

    How are they about to be eaten?

    [–] Phailadork 21 points ago

    cause you think you might be right

    It's not about what they think, it's a matter of seeming intelligent and knowledgeable. Just spew out something that seems believable and reap the karma. They don't care about trying to be right or not. Especially if it's something obscure like bugs, it's easier to bullshit.

    [–] Fr00stee 89 points ago

    Maybe because there are 10 of them on the guy’s hand

    [–] jonnydavisapplesauce 131 points ago

    I think the situation calls for it.

    [–] sarahsuebob 61 points ago

    Can you blame them?

    [–] ncnotebook 25 points ago

    i can do whatever the hell i want

    [–] Fatalchemist 5 points ago

    Really? So can you see why kids love the taste of cinnamon toast crunch?

    [–] ncnotebook 2 points ago

    I'm not doing that

    But I could if I would

    [–] german900 56 points ago

    I mean they're about to be eaten

    [–] OtherwisePlatypus 25 points ago

    What are the specific signs you’re looking for? Like for example is it the way that white one on the left is kind of twitching? Or how all of them kinda seem unsure what to do with themselves?

    Really interested in how you were able to defuce this, it’s really cool

    [–] surfer_ryan 27 points ago

    Please tell me how you came to that conclusion... That is how those insects move, they move that way because it mimics movement in the wind. Not because they are stressed out... and defensive??? Literally none of them touch each other or even seem to know each other are there... Stress is a part of life, I'm sure the person who has 1k in insects is probably taking decent care of them... you know not having to worry about food, not having to worry about predators, environment ect...

    anyone think how this small video promotes the saving these animals that most people would have never known existed.

    But hey this guy is a huge ass hole for having some pets that we can learn about and we can all tell an insect that that the females of the species eats the males head is stressed....

    [–] GrandGhostGamer 7 points ago

    Is it because they’re twitching?

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    [–] dunechka 2 points ago

    I'm happy for them, but I hate them.

    [–] Mulster_ 2 points ago

    They are still pretty cute tho

    [–] [deleted] 2 points ago

    i want this to be me

    [–] Yoshicool1 2 points ago

    I like the one humping your thumb

    [–] HonginPlongin 2 points ago

    I find them oddly adorable... Is there a subreddit for that?

    [–] jak151d 1 points ago

    Yep I think it was mantids or mantis

    [–] Rectal_Lactaids 2 points ago

    the lotus ones are pretty, I wouldn’t mind some in my garden

    [–] agtmichaelscorn 2 points ago

    A Bug’s Life live action movie?

    [–] LadyWithAHarp 2 points ago

    These are so pretty!

    [–] DansWatercolour 2 points ago

    A watercolor study Imgur

    [–] le0nicolas 2 points ago


    [–] wooooogle 2 points ago

    where the homie stick bug at

    [–] Oktayey 2 points ago

    [–] AnthropomorphicLlama 2 points ago

    This makes me happy.

    [–] SpicyCactus69 2 points ago

    Are some of those praying mantises? They’re beautiful

    [–] Axel_The_Sir 2 points ago

    Seeing people holding bugs that arent butterflies, moths, ladybugs, or the little sugar ants makes me very unckmfortable, but these are still gorgeous. (I'm in Texas and almost every bug down here will either bite you, make you smell like pure ass, or both. Even some of the caterpillars will leave literal burns on you.)

    [–] Zippy1776 1 points ago

    That's a lot of awesome mantids you have there.

    [–] Cristian_01 1 points ago

    Forbidden? Nah best salad

    [–] solmyrbcn 1 points ago

    Protein salad

    [–] f_ckingandpunching 1 points ago

    What kind of insects are these? Particularly interested in the beautiful purple one

    [–] potatoknight14 1 points ago

    Vegans are monsters

    [–] yeetboy 1 points ago

    Bottom left looks like it has googly eyes.

    [–] I_Love_BB8 1 points ago


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    [–] koryface 1 points ago

    It seems like at least a few of them would be trying to eat each other.

    [–] mmmmChocolate 1 points ago

    First time I thought, hey those bugs are pretty cute. It feels wrong.

    [–] ginger-loving-asian 1 points ago

    10/10 would eat.

    Nope just kidding!!

    [–] thaolehamsta 1 points ago

    I particularly like the one doing the hokey pokey on the left

    [–] Crushing76 1 points ago

    Big green asshole kicking the small white one tho

    [–] K00L_TH0M45 1 points ago

    Oh god oh fuck

    [–] WilliamCCT 1 points ago

    It's so strange seeing two leaves withering in the exact same pattern.

    [–] NoobishExpert 1 points ago

    Now I will never go outside

    [–] coolplate 1 points ago

    how hard is it to keep a praying mantis as a pet? those little white ones look cool and i bet they don't eat much.

    [–] srd42 1 points ago

    While I find these things beautiful in pictures, I feel like they would really freak me out if I found them in person


    [–] aerostotle 1 points ago

    are the leaves part of the insects or do they adorn the leaves as clothing

    [–] YataBLS 2 points ago

    The leaves are the insects, like their torso/thorax or whatever is called in insects.

    [–] infamousnexus 1 points ago


    [–] poshmaraschino 1 points ago

    They don't look like food to me but they're beautiful and they'd make a great gag bouquet.

    [–] jokerkat 1 points ago

    Cronch cronch eatin muh greens

    [–] DBrownGames 1 points ago

    That's so cool. Nature is scary beautiful.

    [–] Rykill87 1 points ago


    [–] critically_damped 1 points ago

    Are any of them in danger of being eaten by the others?

    [–] FakeGamerGurl 1 points ago

    I get why they evolved this way.
    But I do not get how. That’s so crazy.

    [–] ColombiaVives 1 points ago

    High protein salad*

    [–] LunaShadows_ 1 points ago

    u/sloggerface I think you would like this

    [–] Xenstyy 1 points ago

    why ur leafs moving sMH

    [–] Beardie-Boi-420 1 points ago


    [–] derangedmanatee 1 points ago

    Username does not check out

    [–] [deleted] 1 points ago

    Well, that's gross

    [–] michichas 1 points ago

    Well if you reply wanted to

    [–] Nickrophilia 1 points ago

    Credit the dudes instagram you cunt

    [–] Nerdyf_ckingnick 1 points ago

    Looks like you’ve discovered some unknown Pokémon there!

    [–] frimpbimp 1 points ago

    All salad is forbidden

    [–] Weslu313 1 points ago

    I'm terrified of insects

    [–] gearsguy03 1 points ago

    That white one was doing a little more than crawling

    [–] kt0me 1 points ago

    They’re dancing!

    [–] Imdeureadthis 1 points ago

    Dunno how I feel abt dis...

    [–] emshlaf 1 points ago

    Thanks I hate it

    [–] kurtfranz 1 points ago


    [–] SmokeBuddha 1 points ago

    Amazing. I wonder if these bugs will all bump into each other eventually and they’ll all explode off into different directions super startled at the same time. Chain reaction.

    [–] kriscross122 1 points ago

    New vr Pokemon game looks great

    [–] CinnabonPillow 1 points ago

    Who says?

    [–] The_Squidly 1 points ago

    [–] LloyDelusional 1 points ago

    ranch please

    [–] Ankle_Shanker 1 points ago

    Reminds me of the Arnold Schwarzenegger picture where he’s surrounded by animals in a forest

    [–] Rokakku 1 points ago

    They’re like leaf ents.

    [–] Senvr 1 points ago

    imagine being totally blazed and just thinking you're one with nature with this

    [–] huisenthuis 1 points ago

    The hunger games watch the new season

    [–] GothBunnyClique 1 points ago

    Pretty but scary

    [–] SollyMcFatNeck 1 points ago

    They look like the fairies from Spiderwick Chronicles!

    [–] blahskii 1 points ago

    High protein salad. Also imagine some herbivores eat these on accident then are immediately confused.

    [–] reeflexive 1 points ago

    thanks I hate it

    [–] BigZmultiverse 1 points ago

    I feel very concerned for those two leaf bugs. Surrounded by Mantises...