Meet the mantis shrimp; a spectacularly colorful crustacean which would merrily eat your brains with a nice chianti and a side of fava beans if it had half a chance. In the high school crustacean class of 5 million BC, the mantis shrimp was voted crustiest crustacean.
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Freak of Nature Fridays: Farting Bombardier Beetles
Meet the Bombardier Beetle. This little stink bug has the best defense mechanism of all; noxious chemical farts. That’s right, get on the wrong side of the Bombardier (Carabidae) and it will spray its poisonous farts in your general direction.