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Celeon999
11-21-2007, 02:21 AM
Will they be fixable ??? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif

Shocking Article (http://www.cbc.ca/technology/story/2007/11/20/giant-scorpion.html?ref=rss)


And here are yet more proofs !

These shocking images just arrived from UBI Romania.

Another giant bug was removed from SH-IV during the ongoing work on patch 1.4 !

http://img267.imageshack.us/img267/8310/bug016jusy9.jpg


This giant bug flying over Germany was cought on Google Earth images in 2006 http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif


http://www.gearthblog.com/images/images906/giantbug.jpg


LETS FACE IT !

THEY ARE ALREADY EVERYWHERE ! ON EVERY HARDDISK !

Celeon recognizes the arrival of our new insectoid masters and volunteers to gather and enslave people to work in their subterrean sugar mines. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/touche.gif

Liddabit
11-21-2007, 03:11 AM
Sailor moon is naked then.... giant bugs = starship troopers mate with jenna jameson = Japan reconstruction = Klendathu = .......tentacle destruction of the world?!

ken4045
11-21-2007, 03:38 AM
Better get a bigger can of Raid http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/clap.gif

Wolferz
11-21-2007, 04:40 AM
Forget the Raid, I'm loading my shotgun.

Celeon999
11-21-2007, 05:31 AM
That bug from the article looks like it would eat some shotguns at breakfast everyday http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif

cpt-rusty
11-21-2007, 06:15 AM
Raid?? Shotgun?? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif
ARE you guys crazy?? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/51.gif
THIS is more like it! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif
http://i215.photobucket.com/albums/cc54/weatherman003/tnt_pack.jpg

cpt-rusty
11-21-2007, 06:16 AM
but seriously that bug looks like the prehistoric ones(fossils)... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif

Celeon999
11-21-2007, 07:35 AM
Originally posted by cpt-rusty:
but seriously that bug looks like the prehistoric ones(fossils)... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif

The one on the pics was found by fishermen in Taiwan http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif

Some sort of seabug , not a prehistoric one though but surely related to creatures of that time http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif

odjig292
11-21-2007, 08:21 AM
When they start growing that big, and are underwater, you get the appropriate weapon; a submarine mortar.
http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd109/odjig292/Limbo.jpg

NIMITZ1967
11-21-2007, 09:32 AM
It looks very much like a TRILOBITE.a crustacean that lived in the CAMBRIAN and Pre-CAMBRIAN periods....


an early ancestor of todays hard shelled sea creatures

cpt-rusty
11-21-2007, 09:39 AM
sub mortar
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/agreepost.gif

Celeon999
11-21-2007, 10:23 AM
Originally posted by NIMITZ1967:
It looks very much like a TRILOBITE.a crustacean that lived in the CAMBRIAN and Pre-CAMBRIAN periods....


an early ancestor of todays hard shelled sea creatures


Yep thought the same. Maybe they are related.

But Trilobites were rather flat animals while this thing is fat http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif



That sea scorpion was much closer related to Trilobites.......but still 100 times bigger http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif

Sad that they just found a claw. The whole thing would be a mega attraction for a museum.

Hmmm...maybe they could attach a mock-up to that stone plate with the claw to illustrate its size better. That would be spooky http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif

It would become the living anti-christ for all creationists http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

Evolution strikes back ! .... Boooooh ! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/mockface.gif
http://www.cbc.ca/gfx/images/news/photos/2007/11/20/giantscorpion_cp_185155.jpg

NIMITZ1967
11-21-2007, 10:44 AM
I once saw a great Larson cartoon that lampooned creationism so well, i STILL laugh when i think about it in the right situation....wish i could show you...Larson is easily my fav cartoonist.

NIMITZ1967
11-21-2007, 10:47 AM
and WOW....first ive heard of a sea scorpion...sound like a nightmare scenario.....can you imagine the size of the sting on it? Or the VOLATILE poison it must have to combat the very tough sea creatures, many of which develop immunities to poinson several generations on...so...the poison of this 'sea-scorpion' must have been very strong..

NIMITZ1967
11-21-2007, 11:47 AM
Hey....now that i can safely mention farts.....this thread should have been called "Breaking Wind"! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

klcarroll
11-21-2007, 11:52 AM
NIMITZ;

I had no idea that being able to mention farts would give you so much joy!

Have you tried a product called "Beano"????

klcarroll

NIMITZ1967
11-21-2007, 11:58 AM
Us Englishmen have a weakness for 'fart' humor...its a very english thing

havent tried "Beano"...but i do know something that makes my netherwinds blow with the force and consistancy that is astounding...

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/partyhat.gifThe magic ingrediants?

PEA AND HAM SOUP.......works every time... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/784.gif

Celeon999
11-21-2007, 01:17 PM
Originally posted by NIMITZ1967:
Us Englishmen have a weakness for 'fart' humor...its a very english thing

havent tried "Beano"...but i do know something that makes my netherwinds blow with the force and consistancy that is astounding...

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/partyhat.gifThe magic ingrediants?

PEA AND HAM SOUP.......works every time... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/784.gif


This is actually true http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

The Monty Python gang proofs this.

French knight :

"I fart into the general direction of your silly Arthur King you english kannnnnniigitts" http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

"Your mother was a hamster, and your father smelled of elderberries"

"Now go away you english son of a window dresser or i will taunt you a second time"

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif


@ Nimitz

It didnt had a sting but still belonged to the scorpion family.

TalladegaHack
11-22-2007, 12:59 AM
Originally posted by Liddabit:
Sailor moon is naked then.... giant bugs = starship troopers mate with jenna jameson = Japan reconstruction = Klendathu = .......tentacle destruction of the world?!

Who HASN'T mated with Jenna Jameson?

She's been mated with so many times her bloodtype has changed from "O+" to "Sperm" http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/34.gif

rodan54
11-22-2007, 02:19 AM
Some quick googling revealed the following:

That 'bug' is a member of the Order Isopoda. Basically a giant marine "rollie-pollie", or as my friends and I like to call them "pockie-joes".

Celeon999
11-22-2007, 02:56 AM
Here is a new pic from the scorpion claw and the man who discovered it.


He is smiling as he knows that several scientific works and books have to be rewritten because of him. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

http://www.dw-world.com/image/0,,2959964_4,00.jpg

For comparison, here is one of the biggest scorpions living in our time.

That prehistoric one would had been able to turn things around and hold that man on its claw http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif

http://www.dw-world.com/image/0,,2960057_4,00.jpg

NIMITZ1967
11-22-2007, 09:01 AM
truly astounding......the Curse of the CLAW strikes the scientific world....

Perhaps wemay get to see it in a movie sometime, spitting venom and carrying itself around like it owns the joint!

And just who or what would mess with it?

One can imagine giant dino's 'tip-toeing' around the tulips to avoid these nasty surprises...

Rather like we do with todays version of the scorp..........ironic eh? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

Realjambo
11-22-2007, 09:08 AM
Nimitz, I and KL are awaiting your comments on another thread - you are clearly online so please take a look.



Here (http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/6421019045/m/2051013406/p/2)

NIMITZ1967
11-22-2007, 09:20 AM
which one?

bunkerratt
11-22-2007, 10:31 PM
http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

GoldenEagle8
11-22-2007, 10:52 PM
Holy Carp!! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif

Time to dig out my 88mm...

http://www.wargamer.com/Hosted/Panzer/koblenz/internet/images/FLAK%2088.jpg

Who needs cans of Raid, when you got those! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/784.gif

PhantomKira
11-29-2007, 12:11 PM
Saw something interesting on the Science channel a while back, with regards to giant scorpions and giant spiders. According to the program, evolution did a sort of flip-flop with regards to scorpions, arachnids and fish. Something about big scorpions turning into little scorpions for various reasons, while the fish ruled.

Oh, and as for the big bugs at the top of page 1... Yuck!!!

wh1skea
11-29-2007, 01:03 PM
Break out the quad Bofars!

Celeon999
11-29-2007, 01:55 PM
Originally posted by PhantomKira:
Saw something interesting on the Science channel a while back, with regards to giant scorpions and giant spiders. According to the program, evolution did a sort of flip-flop with regards to scorpions, arachnids and fish. Something about big scorpions turning into little scorpions for various reasons, while the fish ruled.

Oh, and as for the big bugs at the top of page 1... Yuck!!!


I saw a very interesting docu about this topic.

So far the biggest spider thought to have ever existed had the size of middle-sized dog.

It lived long after the Dinosaurs extincted but also long before humans came into existence.

Too big and heavy to build nets it lived in holes closed with a lid just like many spider species of our time do.

Researchers believe that the size of insects is connected to availability of oxygen in the earth's athmosphere.

Spiders for example have no lungs and blood like other animals. They use a different ,related organ for breathing.

Named spider could only reach the size of a dog as the earth's atmosphere contained a much higher percentage of oxygen than those of our days.

Meaning that insects were generally larger than today and their reduction in size is related to the drop in oxygen levels over millions of years to our current levels we consider to be normal now.

According to this assumption, researchers believed that there could not be a bigger insect than this spider.

This seascorpion claw found in Germany proofs that the animal it once belonged to was a insect and was MUCH larger than this giant spider.

Obviously , these pre-historic oxygen levels supported much bigger sizes of insects than previously assumed or the oxygen level in the oceans was higher than on land for some yet unknown reasons.

But yes, it could be that there were even larger spiders on land too. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif

Today we dont need to worry about this. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

We know that the oxygen level of our atmosphere is not high enough to let spiders become bigger than the Heteropoda Maxima, the biggest spider on our planet.

A bigger spider just would'nt be able to breathe in our atmosphere. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif


Heteropoda Maxima (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heteropoda)

BTW: This spider is much much MUUUUCH older than we humans are. Researches believe the Heteropoda Maxima species exists since millions of years with little to no evolutionic change over that time span. It is also pre-historic and still lives http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

VikingGrandad
11-29-2007, 03:21 PM
Very interesting! I thought giant spiders and scorpions were created by the likes of Ray Harryhausen (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U9kmjW73-v4)! His creations still look scarey, even today.


Originally posted by Celeon999:
Too big and heavy to build nets it lived in holes closed with a lid just like many spider species of our time do.

Reminds me of something REALLY sick I saw on a TV documentary about Amazonian indians... (don't read on if your squeamish!)... The film showed a group of tribesmen were looking for big spiders that live in holes in the ground. When the tribesmen found a nest, they irritated the spider inside with sticks. When it came out, one of the men quickly pressed the poor spider's body against the ground with his hand, then folded all its legs up over its body to kill it. Then he wrapped it up in leaves, and later roasted it on hot coals, and ate it! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

It still makes me shudder when I think about it. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif

Celeon999
11-30-2007, 02:41 AM
Originally posted by VikingGrandad:
Very interesting! I thought giant spiders and scorpions were created by the likes of Ray Harryhausen (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U9kmjW73-v4)! His creations still look scarey, even today.

<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Celeon999:
Too big and heavy to build nets it lived in holes closed with a lid just like many spider species of our time do.

Reminds me of something REALLY sick I saw on a TV documentary about Amazonian indians... (don't read on if your squeamish!)... The film showed a group of tribesmen were looking for big spiders that live in holes in the ground. When the tribesmen found a nest, they irritated the spider inside with sticks. When it came out, one of the men quickly pressed the poor spider's body against the ground with his hand, then folded all its legs up over its body to kill it. Then he wrapped it up in leaves, and later roasted it on hot coals, and ate it! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

It still makes me shudder when I think about it. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>


Yes i saw that too http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif

They were like.....hmmmmmmm..tasty..giant spiders... http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif


Ray Harryhausen. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

He is the godfather of special effects http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

His giants squids arent that far off either.

Such giant creatures really exist but only in the deep sea far away from human influence.

They need high pressure, darkness and cold water.

Giant Squids @ wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Giant_squid)

Artist's impression of a giant squid attacking a whale in the deep sea
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/74/Amnh_fg06.jpg

cpt-rusty
11-30-2007, 07:17 AM
Originally posted by Celeon999:

I saw a very interesting docu about this topic.

So far the biggest spider thought to have ever existed had the size of middle-sized dog.


also reminds me of a movie : http://eightleggedfreaks.warnerbros.com/

Celeon999
11-30-2007, 10:28 AM
Originally posted by cpt-rusty:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Celeon999:

I saw a very interesting docu about this topic.

So far the biggest spider thought to have ever existed had the size of middle-sized dog.


also reminds me of a movie : http://eightleggedfreaks.warnerbros.com/ </div></BLOCKQUOTE>


Yeah http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

It was more a comedy film, but a real scary spider movie was that one here

No puppets, no CGI but 5000 real spiders used in that movie http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif

Kingdom of the Spiders with William Shatner (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kingdom_of_the_Spiders)

Anyone seen it ?

mush1960
11-30-2007, 12:17 PM
Originally posted by Celeon999:

Such giant creatures really exist but only in the deep sea far away from human influence.

They need high pressure, darkness and cold water.

Giant Squids @ wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Giant_squid)

Artist's impression of a giant squid attacking a whale in the deep sea
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/74/Amnh_fg06.jpg

The sperm whale was probably attacking the giant squid - they eat them. very interesting documentary on not long ago about the japanese scientist who has finally managed to get video of a live giant squid in it's natural habitat. And got a trophy in the shape of a bit of tentacle too. Wouldn't want to meet one when I'm out for a swim... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/disagree.gif