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19 Weird-As-Hell Facts That Prove Nature Is One Scary Mofo

After reading these, you may realize it’s much safer to just stay indoors.

Nature is an elusive, unpredictable and wild creature that cannot be tamed. There’s so much about our beautiful Earth that we’ve come to discover, yet we have barely scraped the surface of it all. She’s a fascinating thing–that Mother Nature–and yet, she’s just as scary as your own mother after you come home past curfew.

These nature facts will scare the bejeezus out of you and will make you want to lock yourself up in your bathroom and swallow the key…or just never move to Australia…or Cambodia…or anywhere beautiful?

1. Fulmar chicks aren’t that cute.

19 Weird-As-Hell Facts That Prove Nature Is One Scary Mofo
via imgur / cemmykins

2. That stick-looking wiggly thing? Yeah, that’s a parasite coming out of the dead body of its host..

19 Weird-As-Hell Facts That Prove Nature Is One Scary Mofo
via imgur / mightcoulddothat

3. The mouth of a crab seal.

19 Weird-As-Hell Facts That Prove Nature Is One Scary Mofo
via imgur / StupitityKills

4. These “antlers” you see below are caused by a fungal infection due to the parasitic fungus Cordyceps after all of the tissue in this tarantula’s body has been replaced. Some species actually have the ability for mind control and can turn the hosts into zombies to spread the infection.

19 Weird-As-Hell Facts That Prove Nature Is One Scary Mofo
via io9

5. This tongue-eating isopod does exactly that. It attaches itself to the stump where the fish’s tongue used to be and pretty much lives as the fish’s new tongue.

Another interesting fact about these creepy crawlies: they start out as male and transform into females.

19 Weird-As-Hell Facts That Prove Nature Is One Scary Mofo
via flickr / University of Salford

6. Imagine if humans had to do this.

19 Weird-As-Hell Facts That Prove Nature Is One Scary Mofo
via reddit /u/ StemmerBlankt

7. This is the Mu fish. And yes, it has teeth that somewhat resemble our own.

19 Weird-As-Hell Facts That Prove Nature Is One Scary Mofo
via imgur / DCAthlete

8. The spider-tailed viper is a snake that has a growth on the end of its tail that looks like a spider. No one knows whether this is a genetic mutation, a tumor or a reaction to a parasite.

19 Weird-As-Hell Facts That Prove Nature Is One Scary Mofo
via reddit/u/Fuzzy_Demon

9. There’s such a thing as a red-lipped batfish. It doesn’t swim very well so it walks around the ocean floor fabulously.

19 Weird-As-Hell Facts That Prove Nature Is One Scary Mofo
via imgur / Bushlexia

10. Yep, this spider made his own little house and enjoys his privacy.

Next thing you know, he’ll steal your wife into his love chamber and you’ll let it happen.

19 Weird-As-Hell Facts That Prove Nature Is One Scary Mofo
via imgur / mightcoulddothat

11. Without any struggle at all, this sea creature takes a massive bite out of a tin can.

19 Weird-As-Hell Facts That Prove Nature Is One Scary Mofo
via imgur / Shannonbtweet

12. Cookie cutter sharks exist…

19 Weird-As-Hell Facts That Prove Nature Is One Scary Mofo
via imgur / armahon

And here is what their bite can do:

19 Weird-As-Hell Facts That Prove Nature Is One Scary Mofo
via imgur / armahon

 

13. Shark embryos eat each other in a survival of the fittest mode.

19 Weird-As-Hell Facts That Prove Nature Is One Scary Mofo
via imgur / BarackHObama

14. This is a Gladiator spider using its web to catch its dinner.

THEY DON’T EVEN NEED OPPOSABLE THUMBS.

19 Weird-As-Hell Facts That Prove Nature Is One Scary Mofo
via reddit/u/Peewee319

15. Hairy frogs, also known as horror frogs, have a weird defense mechanism. When they feel threatened, they physically break the bones in their body to create claw-like bones that protrude out of their toe pads through their hind legs.

19 Weird-As-Hell Facts That Prove Nature Is One Scary Mofo
via Wikimedia Commons / Gustavocarra

16. That last part is probably false, but the rest is legit.

19 Weird-As-Hell Facts That Prove Nature Is One Scary Mofo
via imgur / IAmTheOneThatComments

17. A snake head can keep biting for up to an hour after being decapitated.

WHAT IS THIS SORCERY?

19 Weird-As-Hell Facts That Prove Nature Is One Scary Mofo
via imgur / zombiebisque

18. That’s not creepy at all.

19 Weird-As-Hell Facts That Prove Nature Is One Scary Mofo
via imgur / zombiebisque

19. Octopuses are a lot smarter than we think.

19 Weird-As-Hell Facts That Prove Nature Is One Scary Mofo
19 Weird-As-Hell Facts That Prove Nature Is One Scary Mofo
19 Weird-As-Hell Facts That Prove Nature Is One Scary Mofo
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19 Weird-As-Hell Facts That Prove Nature Is One Scary Mofo

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