17 posts tagged Gross
17 posts tagged Gross
We’ve shared unsettling images of the World’s Largest Gummy Worm, but don’t mistake these monstrous creepy-crawlies for a huge pieces of candy. This is the Giant Gippsland earthworm, Megascolides australis, the world’s largest earthworm. And while it’s at least as big as its candy counterpart, it’s not nearly as palatable. Nevertheless, these worms are clearly awesome.
One of Australia’s 1,000 native earthworm species, this humongous invertebrate is found in the clay soil along streams in Victoria, Australia. They average 1 meter (3.3 ft) long and 2 centimeters (.79 in) in diameter, but have been known to reach 3 meters (9.8 ft) in length. And, thanks to their squishy, expanding bodies, they can makes themselves appear even longer still. The Giant Gippsland has a dark purple head and a blue-grey body that - get ready for this - consists of about 300-400 body segments. How’s that for some fascinating nightmare fuel?
To those of you currently trying to crawl out of your own skin, there is one consolation: Although these worms live relatively long lives for invertebrates (about 10 years), they rarely if ever come to the surface.
To those of you looking to gross out your friends: While the Giant Gippslands rarely surface, their underground burrows can be detected by the audible gurgling or sucking sounds made as they slowly move around.
Cockroaches and rubber duckies, what’s not to love? Artist Catherine Chalmers is completely fascinated by creatures that most people consider vermin. From rodents to insects, she travels the world for her science-based art and hope it makes viewers question how we perceive these animals.
“I’m interested in investigating how we relate to nature from a cultural perspective,” says Chalmers, who lives in New York City. “I feel that somewhere through the march of time we’ve placed certain animals and insects in nature on another level. They’ve been walled off.”
For Residents, a series focused on the American Cockroach - possibly the world’s most dreaded insect, Catherine photographed the all-too-familiar brown insects going about surprisingly human lives inside the human setting of a dollhouse.
“Cockroaches are such a loaded subject and I wanted to think about why we hate them so much,” she says. “They certainly terrified me.”
It’s a play on the real world, she says, and is meant to show how even though we are obsessed with getting rid of cockroaches, our dwellings have actually created the perfect environment for them to thrive.
“Our natural habitat has become their natural habitat,” she says.
This is Catherine’s effort to show us how creatures that make so many of us recoil in disgust are not so different from ourselves. Visit her website to view more of her work and head over to Wired for a fantastic interview.
We were just reading an article about how it turns out that cleaning your ears is not only bad for you, but also outright dangerous. Thank goodness we can still satisfy the urge to root around inside our ears with this impressively disgusting Ear Wax Candy. The bright pink plastic ear, full of soft, fruity candy that resembles ear wax in colour and consistency, comes with a plastic swab that you use to dig out and consume the yellow confection. Er, yum?
(And if that’s not enough for you, there’s also Gummy Ear Wax)
[via It Thing!]
The unsettling object at the top of this post is a prototype for a particularly strange and disgusting candy called “The Barfo Family Candy.” That’s right, it was an entirely family of candy dispensers (including the family dog) that puked up the gooey candy contained within each of them. Awesomely weird. It was released by the Topps bubblegum company back in 1990:
"The armless & legless torsos featuring an unhappy, nauseated, white bread family, with their heads mounted on accordion-like shaped bodies containing a delightful glop- like gel/"candy" (ingredients: sugar, water, glycerin, gelatin, citric acid, potassium sorbate, artificial flavors, artificial colors), are still fondly recalled by vomit novelty toy and candy afficianotos.
Barfo was a collaborative effort of Topps’ new product development department, the original notion hatched by veteran candy man Abe Morgenstern, who arrived at Topps one morning in Brooklyn with a Thanksgiving turkey baster demanding to know: “How can we turn this into a candy container?” Mark Newgarden suggested a vomiting head, and The rest is history. As journalist Patrick Rosenkranz chronicled in “The Bubble Gum Wars”: “The concept that couldn’t be ignored, The Barfo Family quickly became a legend in their own time.”
Head over to Drew Friedman’s awesome blog to view more images and learn lots more about the Barfo Family.
Feeling thirsty? This gruesome creation is a cocktail called the Alien Brain Hemorrhage.
Here’s how you make one:
Fill a shot glass halfway with peach schnapps. Gently pour Bailey’s Irish Cream on top. After the shot is almost full, carefully add a small amount of blue curacao. After it settles, add a small splash (or a few drops) of grenadine syrup.
Photo by Martin Williams
Lots of people claimed they were going to make this drink for Halloween, but we never saw any pictures. This is the 4th most popular post of 2012 on Geyser of Awesome.
Reblogged from archiemcphee
"Maybe now you’ll never slime a guy with a positron collider, huh?"
Halloween is less than a week away, which means it’s high time you got around to watching some seriously scary movies. Movie time means snack time and one of the classic movie snack is popcorn, but during this spooky time of year plain old popcorn just won’t do. Fortunately Nova Scotia-based Suzie Ridler of Suzie the Foodie created an awesome Ghostbusters-inspired recipe for Ectoplasm Slimed Popcorn. The popcorn is old school stove-popped popcorn and the vivid green slime topping is made of melted white chocolate, heavy cream, and green food colouring paste. Here’s the complete recipe. If you’re lucky (or would that be unlucky?) maybe Slimer will join you while you’re eating.
Photo by Suzie Ridler
[via Laughing Squid]
Are you the sort of person who really wants to make an impression on Halloween but doesn’t want to put in a lot of effort? Or perhaps you’re like us and feel that Halloween is worth celebrating all year round and that pretty much any outfit can be enhanced with a gruesome accent or two. Either way, this awesome jewelry looks like just the ticket.