I keep telling people this shit in real life and they don’t believe me. I’ve seen it from multiple sources, and this just adds another (albeit usually unreliable) source.
This is actually legit, guys. This is how your eyes move when you’re thinking about something. It’s actually a good way to tell if someone is lying or not, because they’ll look to their left (your right, durr) when they’re constructing false memories, and to their right when they’re actually remembering them.
my barely educated guess would be that it has to do with breeding somehow. but i don’t know for sure.
fisk, do you have info?
considering its a part of the body i doubt its a parasite
im not too keen on insect anatomy, sadly, but i’d be willing to say it’s got something to do with breeding as well— pheromone-related organs, or maybe the penis itself? i dunno. it’s not an ovipositor as far as i can tell. the smaller ones seem to be male claspers, used to hold a female during sex, so… it’s probably a dick. but i can’t be sure, obviously, it’d probably be better to go to someone with more focus on insects than me
it’s a Chionarctia Nivea - that is indeed it’s penis. Little is known about it.
It’s found in Russia, Korea, China i think and Japan
This is Peanut the turtle, shortly after being found in Missouri in 1993. She was taken to to a zoo in St. Louis where the six-pack ring was removed.
It seems that she was trapped in the plastic ring as a young turtle and was unable to free herself. Subsequently her shell moulded itself to the plastic ring and she grew in the strange shape you see here. Unfortunately the damage is permanent, but peanut is expected to live a long life and today she serves as a mascot for the fight against beach littering.
Please, always remember to clean up after yourself at the beach.