Hello fellow Entomologists! It’s Tuesday, and it’s time for a brand new post! I have talked in detail about Justin Schmidt. He is a famous Entomologist that invented the Schmidt Sting Pain Index. The index categorizes insect stings on a 1 to 4 scale with 4 being the most painful. He wrote a fantastic book called The Sting Of The Wild, which highlights his experiences with these dangerous insects. The Brave Wilderness Youtube channel also goes in depth about these insects, and I highly recommend subscribing to the channel because Coyote Peterson is god! This post will cover 2 different insects from the index and a quick description of them. I also will be covering an insect that has yet to be recorded on the index. Be warned! Some of these entries are quite scary! Each entry will have a link to the Brave Wilderness Channel where Coyote gets bitten/stung by these insects.
Giant Desert Centipede (Scolopendra heros) Schmidt Index Rating: ??? (Probably a 4) Size: Up to 8 in Habitat: Northern Mexico and the Southwestern United States Diet: rodents, amphibians, insects
The Giant Desert Centipede is one freaky critter with a bright red head and greenish black body. It primarily hunts at night, and has a highly potent venom. It has savage pincers which deliver an excruciating bite. Coyote admitted that it was more painful than a Bullet Ant, which is the highest ranked insect on the index. People who are bitten usually suffer headaches, nausea, lesions, and in worst cases, death. Don’t mess with this insect!
Warrior Wasp (Synoeca septentrionalis) Schmidt Index Rating: 4 Size: 0.79 in Habitat: Central and South America Diet: Nectar and pollen
The incredibly creepy Warrior Wasp is one of the most infamous creatures on the Schmidt Pain Index. These insects are dark blue in color and have dangerously sharp stingers. This species of Paper Wasp is extremely aggressive and will sting if threatened. The stinger will fall off if this happens, and the insect will die. Schmidt described the pain of the sting as “pure torture, like being chained to the flow of an active volcano”. Coyote was in immense pain when stung, and his arm was paralyzed for 5 minutes. It’s terrifying that such a small creature can deliver such a painful sting. Be warned! This video will make you scared of bees!
Hello fellow art lovers! It’s Monday, and you know what that mens! Yes, it’s time to take look at some more trippy art. Now, let’s go on a mind-blowing experience together!
The Girl Who Fell Through Time by Larry Carlson 2010 collage and paint on paper
This is a very unique work by “Computer Guru”, Larry Carlson. It’s an outdoor work that mainly focuses on outer space. The rightmost corner of the work has a strange blue and white planet that reminds me of the Moon. The titular “girl” is covered in a gold dress that’s shining with a brilliant light. She’s surrounded by strange, DNA-like spheres that remind me of gummy worms. As we descend the work, we see a strange altar with a rainbow emanating out of it. I really enjoy this work, and I hope you guys will tell me what you think of it in the comments’ section below.
Weed Goat Deluxe by Larry Carlson pigment print on metallic paper
All hail the mighty Weed Goat! This is an art piece that’s guaranteed to make stoners happy. The goat is surrounded by purple cosmic energy, and has giant ganja leaves as its hair. It also has a tentacled mane and various spiral shaped patterns surround his amazing visage. Tell me what you think of this work in the comments’ section below.
Hello fellow comic book fans! It’s Tuesday, and you know what means! Yes, it’s time for us to take a look at some more bizarre characters. Now, let’s begin!
Humpty Dumpty Real Name: Morton Wales Status: Villain Creator: DC First Appeared: Arkham Asylum: Living Hell #1 (July 1,2003) Powers/Abilities: Highly Intelligent with some repairing skills
Morton had a very bad childhood and was blessed with a giant egg-shaped head. He always spoke in rhyme, and compulsively broke and repaired things. Unfortunately , his compulsion caused him to derail a train and kill many people. He was eventually incarcerated in the Arkham Asylum, and repaired many things around the complex. While not having necessarily having bad intentions, Dumpty’s compulsions have caused much more harm then good.
Clock King Real Name: William Tockman Status: Villain (Deceased) First Appeared: World’s Finest Comics #111 (August 1960) Creator: DC Powers/Abilities: Superhuman proficiency with time related techniques
William Tockman was suffering from a terminal illness when he decided to go on a crime spree. He was easily stopped by Green Arrow, and was put on trial. He also found out that he wasn’t going to die due to a mistake made by the doctor. He was seemingly killed by a failed experiment.
Hello fellow nature lovers! It’s Tuesday, and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time for us to take another look at some awesome creatures and plants. Now, let’s start exploring!
Blue Dragon (Glaucus atlanticus) Size: Up to 3 cm Habitat: The Indian and Pacific Ocean Diet: Carnivorous
The Blue Dragon is an absolutely gorgeous species of sea slug. It’s a very tiny creature that is extremely poisonous. It can feed on the Portuguese man o’ war, and uses the poison to fend off predators. It’s makes you shocked to find out that this creature is more dangerous than the giant menace it feeds upon.
Baseball Plant (Euphorbia obesa) Size: 15 cm Habitat: South Africa
The Baseball Plant is a very strange flora that’s indigenous to South Africa. As the name states, the plant is shaped like a green baseball, with 8 ridges that resemble stitches. It contains a reservoir of water to use in droughts. It’s also quite toxic, and will cause horrible skin problems if held.
Hello fellow nature lovers! It’s Tuesday, and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time for us to take a look at some more amazing creatures. Now, let’s start exploring!
Megamouth Shark (Megachasma pelagios) Size: Up to 18ft Weight: 1,215 kg Depths found: 0-540 ft Habitat: The Pacific, Indian, and Atlantic Oceans
The Megamouth is an incredibly rare species of filter feeding shark. Only 63 specimens are known to exist, and it’s rarely seen by humans. The fish is quite large with a massive mouth. Its mouth can reach up to more than 4 ft in length, and it has more than 50 rows of teeth. Their diet consists of krill and other small organisms. It has bioluminescent tissue in its mouth, which helps it attract prey.
Angel’s Trumpet (Brugmansia) Size: 10-30 cm Habitat: Tropical regions of South America
The Angel’s Trumpet is a beautiful, but deadly plant that grows in South America. It comes in many different colors, and has a very pleasant fragrance. While used in many types of medicine, it can still be extremely dangerous. The plant contains various tropane alkaloids, which have a variety of nasty effects. The effects include; muscle paralysis, hallucinations, cycloplegia, diarrhea, insanity, and at worst cases, death.
Hello fellow comic book fans! It’s Tuesday, and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time for us to take a look at some more messed up characters. Now, grab your favorite Graphic Novel, and let’s begin!
Black Hand Real Name: William Hand Status: Misanthrope First appeared: Green Lantern#29 (June 1, 1964 DC Comics) Powers/Abilities: Using the black power ring, William can reanimate the dead, and steal energy by killing his victims and eviscerating their hearts
William was raised in a mortuary, and became disturbingly fascinated with the dead bodies. His interest in the dead became a major problem with his family. He soon was being stalked by the Red Lantern known as Atrocitus. This eventually lead Hand to insanity, and he brutally murdered his family before taking his own life. Instead of dying, he became reanimated as a Black Lantern. He became a major thorn in Hal Jordan’s side, and even killed his father in cold blood. After being reborn for this fourth time, he finally meets his permanent end at the hands of the Source Wall.
Johnny Sorrow Real Name: N/A Status: Super Villain First Appeared: Secret Origins of Super Villains #1 (December 1, 1999 DC Comics) Powers/Abilities: His own face kills anyone who looks at it (he isn’t immune to this), teleportation, limited intangibility, mask reformation, communication through dimensions, magic manipulation, levitation
Johnny Sorrow was originally a silent movie actor who wanted to move to talkies. He stole a special Subspace Prototype, which made his body intangible. He used this to commit crimes. He was easily caught by the “Dream Lord”, Sand. He transported Sorrow into a horrific dimension known as the Subtile Realms. He then met the dastardly King of Tears, who made him his servant. Upon returning to Earth, Sorrow found out that his face had been horribly disfigured. The sight of his visage was so disturbing, that whoever looked at it would die of shock. He continues his life of crime, and is sent back to the Subtile Realms after the King of Tears dies.
Emplate Real Name: Marius St. Croix Status: Terrorist First Appeared: Generation X #1 (November 1994 Marvel Comics) Unusual Features: Looks like a dry emaciated corpse with purple artery-like veins running down his body. He also has blood red pupils and gray skin. Powers/Abilities: Feeds on the bone marrow of mutants to remain on this physical plane (this cancels out their powers and gives them their abilities), extreme durability, extraordinary tracking abilities, can transform others into abominations like himself, limited invisibility
Marius was born into a very rich family, and lived quite a lavish childhood. This all changed, however, when he turned into a teenager. He was overwhelmed with hunger, and accidentally killed his mother. He was then exiled from his family, and moved towards the study of dark magic. He was eventually found by his sisters, and banished into a different dimension. Inside the dimension, Emplate learns about his powers and his major weakness. He must live aided by a giant purple respirator. If he doesn’t continue to consume mutant’s bone marrow, he will be pulled into a dimension of unspeakable torture. (Geez, what a life!)