DailyDirt: Big Bugs And Old Dogs

from the urls-we-dig-up dept

People sometimes have a strange fascination with huge bugs — whether it’s for “biggest cockroach” contests or giant (mechanical) spiders (see also: Jon Peters). There are also a whole lot of dog lovers… so we’ve put these two tastes together with a couple random links about both. Maybe it’s not quite as good together as peanut butter and chocolate, but there’s no accounting for taste. Enjoy!

  • A really long, millipede-like invertebrate could hold the record for largest land-dwelling bug of all time. A complete fossil of the Arthropleura hasn’t been found yet, but its species could have been over 6 feet long and 1.5 feet wide. Yeeee! [url]
  • A giant crayfish from Tennessee was recently spotted. It looks like a lobster and is about twice the size of a normal crayfish — and it might be tasty with a bit of butter. [url]
  • The remains of a 14,000-year-old dog might be one of man’s oldest best friends. There could be an older domesticated dog from about 30,000 years ago, but that pet’s teeth look a little too much like a wolf’s. [url]
  • Based on an orange-colored bone, a Texan man might have eaten his dog about 9,000 years ago. The orange color wasn’t BBQ sauce — but evidence that it had passed through a human digestive tract…. [url]
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    average_joe says:


    Actually, I was born in the South… but I didn’t grow up there.

    And I think the best “crab boil” recipes are loaded with butter…. no?

    Around New Orleans, everybody I know uses Zatarain’s Crab Boil for their crawfish boils. http://farm1.static.flickr.com/41/122301858_99360aa592.jpg

    You’re making me hungry! I just called my crawfish guy, and live mudbugs are going for over $4/lb this early in the season. That might not sound like much, but we usually buy 40-80 pounds for our boils, depending on how many folks are coming over. It’s be half that price in a month or two.

    Mmmmmm…. crawfish. Quite possibly my favorite food! http://singlemindedwomen.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/crawfish-boil.jpg

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