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Which do you find more creepy a bug with several legs or the far away look that cats get after licking their butts?

Asked by Self_Consuming_Cannibal (4236 points ) December 25th, 2012

And why? If you find neither creepy, tell me what creeps you out?

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Imadethisupwithnoforethought's avatar

Bees seem to speak to each other in a language that only makes sense if you assume they see the world in six dimensions. That creeps me right the hell out.

ragingloli's avatar

Seriously, did everyone get magic mushrooms for christmas?

Self_Consuming_Cannibal's avatar

@Imadethisupwithnoforethought Six dimensions huh? I never heard about that. Do you care to elaborate?

Imadethisupwithnoforethought's avatar

@Self_Consuming_Cannibal

It’s a real thing. Article in discover where I first heard about it:
http://discovermagazine.com/1997/nov/quantumhoneybees1263#.UNp1vKzNl8E

There have been a lot more since.

Self_Consuming_Cannibal's avatar

@Imadethisupwithnoforethought Awesome. Thanks for the link. I will definitely check that out when I’m not on fluther.

ETpro's avatar

Neither one creeps me out. The old saw asks, “Why do cats lick their ass?” and the answer, of course, is “Because they can.”

Mariah's avatar

I laughed out loud.

To add onto @Imadethisupwithnoforethought‘s dimensional ponderings (thanks for bringing that article to my attention!), the material on a non-stick frying pan is composed of a crystal whose structure does not make sense in a universe with fewer than 5 spatial dimensions. So that’s cool, and maybe a little creepy.

Imagine you’re looking down onto a tabletop at flat creatures who live upon its surface. They can only see forward, backward, left, and right, and in fact, these 2 dimensions are all they know. Hovering above them, you can see them, but they have no idea you exist.

We perceive 3 spatial dimensions but there’s a lot of evidence that there are, perhaps, more. So maybe we’re the ones on the tabletop being peered at after all. That creepy enough for ya?

I find the bug creepier.

Symbeline's avatar

I only think bugs with a lot of legs are creepy if their name is David Lynch.

Random lolcat

not so random cuz I don’t like thinking of what anyone might think while licking any ass, whether they’re man or cat or Stephen Harper.

Self_Consuming_Cannibal's avatar

@Mariah I’m so intoxicated that I don’t know if your answer made any sense or not, but it sounded cool as hell, so I gave you a great answer.

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