The Hard Lives of Britain’s Synthetic Marijuana Addicts

The Hard Lives of Britain’s Synthetic Marijuana Addicts


Spice just hits you like a truck,
it just knocks you out. Whereas bud you just sit and chill. You know what? I wish I could go back to my bud. Because you know what,
Spice, it’s horrible. I woke up after the Spice,
with vomit all over my bed, and myself. I know a kid who died of it. Couldn’t get his heart beating more. It was beating too fast,
it just went and shook out. As the new government began
making moves to ban all legal highs, we headed to Manchester,
where synthetic drugs like Spice, and other brands like Vertex,
Pandora, and Insane Joker, are freely available to buy from news
agents and places known as head shops. Although manufacturers state on
the packets that they’re not fit for human consumption,
legal highs are used recreationally. And they make the press when
students overdose on them. Most people thought it was
a recreational drug, a party drug, something that you could,
perhaps, dip in and out of. But actually, nobody really knows
what they’re made of part and what structure they have and
how they impact on the body. Although students with a support
network tend to dip in and out of synthetic drugs. We wanted to meet a much more
vulnerable group of people who can suffer from the affects of
a real dependency on legal highs. All the clients that
are presenting here are using spice. It’s affecting the mental health,
it’s affecting the physical health, and it’s a massive, massive problem. Manchester has more rough sleepers
then anywhere else outside of London. Cuts to council services have left the city with 20% fewer emergency
beds than there were five years ago. And during that time, legal highs have become a crutch to many
of the people who now live on the streets. I use it myself, and I use it because it takes the pain away. It’s legal. What can I do? I can sit here now, there could be 20 officers around
me with guns and everything. As long as pull a bag of spice out and
start rolling it, I can roll it. Nothing that anybody can do. I pull a bag of weed out and
they’ll all be on me like a car bonnet. How might people go about trying to
get hold of it once you can’t go to a shop and buy it? There’s always gonna
be some match level drug. There’s already street dealers out there. Are you worried though that it
might start criminalizing people? Yes, yes I’ve seen some bad you
have got to look at this drug, it’s bringing heroine addicts, I know a
heroine addict that’s a Spice addict now. He takes Spice like he used to take
heroine every single day of the week. He doesn’t took to heroine now, so that heroine a class A drug and
the Spice is bringing him off that. What is in this stuff? It’s amazing. The Misuse of Drugs Act
controls substances on the basis of their structure. The banned cannabinoid in weed is THC. Synthetic cannabis like spice mimics
the effects of weed by replicating and slightly altering the chemical
that gets people high. Legal high manufacturers design
cannabinoids and constantly update the composition of their products,
so that they remain within the law. But, these experiments can leave
the users smoking a legal version of weed that can be a hundred times stronger. One of the few volunteer
organizations that caters to Manchester’s homeless
community is Lifeshare, a charity that looks after young people
seeking advice and accommodation. Where I’ve just come from
is everywhere… It’s everywhere… Yeah, it’s everywhere. People are making thousands
of pounds off that. In jail, yeah. And trust me I’ve seen
some kids in wheelchairs. It’s funny, yeah, but afterwards it’s not. So more people just die. Pretty much most of our
clients use the Spice. I think the main reason that it’s
being used quite a lot, is it’s cheap. People that used to smoke cannabis,
they’re spending ten pound on cannabis. And they’re getting two smokes out of it. They’re spending five
pound on a gram of spice. And it’s going a lot further and
it’s a lot stronger as well, I believe. What I’ve noticed when it comes
to Manchester is the number of rough sleepers there are. Most of our clients now
are homeless and will sleep here. Why is that? Well, realistically there’s
budget cuts to various services or whatever, and homelessness has been a major one. We need more shelters and
we need more hostels. Lifeshare is the first point of contact
for people living on the streets, and currently sees over 100 clients. A regular member of their
drop-in clinic is Titch. I’ve got a spliff there. Where do you sleep at night, Titch? Car park up Portland Street. Are you waiting for a hostel? When was the last time
you had a Spice hit? About half 10, 11 o’clock this morning. How are you feeling right now? Like I want to kill someone. I want to go back into Strangeways
(Prison) and do a 28 day detox. But that would be pointless. Why would it be pointless
going into Strangeways? Because there’s more Spice in there
than what’s out on the streets. [INAUDIBLE] You look like you’re about to roll a spliff. Yeah, [INAUDIBLE] I forgotten
a spliff this morning. That’s about 40 spliffs
right there in that one. I don’t want it, but I’m in pain. I’m in that much pain. Where does it hurt? My stomach, shooting pains down my leg, shooting pains up my spine. Pains in my neck and in my arm. Harmful if swallowed. May cause respiratory irritation. Do you want a glass of water to drink? Have you ever seen any other drug like this? This is supposed to be legal, but it has a sense of deterioration
that you don’t expect from crack. Crack cocaine, and then quickly, rapidly deteriorated,
over a few weeks of using it. I’ve gone from that to this. Can you remember the first
time you started Spice? In the summer seeing young people
begging that would have never normally begged before and
they’re going begging for Spice. Risking their accommodation and
everything, cuz they’re not going home to accommodation cuz they’re off their
faces on Spice in the car parks. How much Spice do you smoke? Six grams a day. Six grams a day?
– Yeah. And how much does that cost? It’s three for 20 pounds so
you are looking at about 30 pounds or 40 pounds a day. I’d rather it be illegal because, do you
know what yeah I’d rather blaze my bud. Look at me now yeah, right,
I’m rattling, right, my head’s all over, right,
and I can’t think straight. Now, if this was bud, don’t get me wrong,
I’d be sat here stressed, Judy’s seen me stressed when I’ve not had bud, but I’m not like this, I’m not rattling. You know what, it’s horrible. And it’s the same irritability that
you would associate with crack, but you’re actually sometimes now showing
physical withdrawal signs as well, which you usually associate with heroin. I mean some of the young people here
describe the heart palpitating and really, really going really fast. They just will not take on board that how detrimental it’s gonna be to their
mental health, their long-term well-being. How did it make you feel? The first time I had it?
– Yeah. It was actually Pandora’s box as well. Were you there? We can do that. I think. I don’t know! What are you doing with your legs? And I was just waving my legs,
laughing my ass off at every single thing. I don’t know. You had a spliff about half an hour ago now. How are you feeling now? I’m not as bad, a bit anxious but not too bad. I’m putting my full time into
getting off Spice, I know I can but I have to be away from
being surrounded by it. At the moment the town has
become a breeding ground for it. Everybody comes into town, they won’t
go home because they need to get Spice. It’s being in this
situation on the streets, while everybody else is doing it, that I
kind of find it hard to get away from it. Titch, do you see that your way out
of Spice, and being surrounded by Spice culture is by getting
a secure accommodation in a hostel? Yes, d’you know what? I’ve said this from day one. I will stop smoking Spice when
I get in a hostel, right? And the only reason, the reason is yeah,
is because of the bud. I’d love to smoke my bud after
this because I know yeah, my bud ain’t making me unfit,
it ain’t making me drop, it ain’t fucking my head up and that. Before meeting Tim, Johan realized that
legal highs like Spice were addictive. He’s only gone a few hours without smoking
it before showing signs of withdrawal. There’s the rattling going now. I wanted to find out from someone
whose job it is to get people off drugs, if the legal status of a particular
substance had any impact on whether people take it or not. There is a level of naivete
around thinking that by making legal highs illegal,
people will be less inclined to use them. If somebody is already in a situation of
relative chaos in their life in general, it would be unlikely that we would see
a significant impact in people using them. It’s not necessarily gonna positively
impact on the people who are using it, but it impacts on who’s in charge of the
supply and where the supply comes from. It’s a public health issue. And what we wouldn’t want to see is for the criminal aspect of that problem to be
prioritized over the public health aspect. I think all services providing
information, support, access for members of the public, we’ve had
significant financial cuts, I think, over the last five years. And that’s probably going to continue, so there’ll be a 25% reduction in
the overall spend on drugs and alcohol. He’s one of the biggest
Spice heads in town. I know two people who have died of it. At a city center soup kitchen, local health workers are dealing with
Spice casualties on a daily basis. The guy that we first
came across on the wall, he was completely out of it, unconscious. We’ve been talking to
lots of people about it. They say they’ve never seen a drug
have as massive effects as legal highs do on people. No. We’ve gone from having no problems with it to now we’re getting three or
four people every night. We’ve had no training on it, obviously,
when we did the training it wasn’t there, now we are starting to get training on
it because there’s so much out there, it’s so bad. Outlawing something doesn’t sort of
change people’s intention to do something. It doesn’t no, but it becomes
illegal more can be done about it. Same again, now I can smell it now. – Yeah, me too. And it doesn’t smell like weed,
does it? No.
It is so much chemically related, that nobody really knows what’s in it. It will knock you out and it will numb
your senses to the elements and stuff. This is why it’s becoming
a homeless phenomenon, it’s because it numbs your senses and it makes you dull and
it makes the elements not bother you. Later that night we went to find it. As we wandered the streets,
it was hard to ignore the irony and the fact that Spice was, to some degree,
a problem of the government’s own making. And there seemed to be a similarity
between Titch’s cycle of satisfying his own addiction and the government’s way of handling drugs. A sort of Whac-a-Mole tactic that
only serves as a temporary solution. As ministers debate the details of
the new psychoactive substances bill, while cutting addiction services and
housing support, only time will tell where the problem
might pop up again in the future.

Top 10 Weirdest Insects In The World

Top 10 Weirdest Insects In The World


Giant Water Bug Giant water bugs are one of the largest insects in the world. They found ponds and streams across the world. This giant insect can grow up to 4 inches in length. They also have large yet powerful pincers. Using these pincers water bugs can deliver extremely painful bite Leafhopper is a small yet colorful insect that found on a wide range of plants around the world. Even a full grown leafhopper does not grow more than 15 mm. A group of leafhoppers can cause severe damage to trees and plants they live in. Because they feed on the plant sap, a vital fluid of plants. Titan Beetle Growing up to 7 inches in length, titan beetle is the largest beetle in the world. They live in the tropical rainforests of South America. This large insect has a flat body and curved, sharp and powerful mandibles. Using these mandibles, a titan beetle can even snap a pencil into two pieces. Filbert Weevil Filbert weevil is one of the most unusual and beautiful insects in the world. It’s a long snout that characterizes the unique look of this insect. Despite the attractiveness, filbert weevils are harmful. Because they feed on acorn of oak trees. Australian Walking Stick It is a large curve-bodied insect native to Australia. Adult Australian walking sticks measure 3 to 8 inches in length. Females are larger than males. It’s a tree-dwelling insect, especially on eucalyptus trees. Also, eucalyptus leaves are their primary food. To adapt to life on trees, walking stick insects have claws on their feet that ensure better grip while climbing. Giant Weta Giant weta is one of the largest insects in the world. An adult weta weighs up to 35 gram and has a length of 4 inches. This large insect is endemic to New Zealand. Giant weta can’t jump or fly as they have a massive body. Wetas also have noticeably long legs and antennas. Apart from the great size, another interesting fact about giant wetas is how they breathe. Because they don’t have lungs and breathe through holes in their exoskeleton. Hummingbird Moth One of the most wonderful and unusual insects in the world. They resemble a hummingbird but actually a moth. The wings, long tongue, flight, movement and even their sound have a greater resemblance to a hummingbird. These amazing moths are found in the warmer regions of Southern Europe and Northern Africa. They have brown forewings and brown-orange hindwings. Hummingbird moths can be spotted at both at daytime and dusk. They hover over the flowers just like the hummingbirds. Assassin Bug Assassin bug is a predatory insect that can be found throughout the world. There are more than 7000 species of assassin bugs in the world. Depend on the species, both size and color of this insect vary. But most species has an elongated body and long legs. Assassin bugs are called so because of they are such an efficient predators. These bugs are even known to catch the preys larger than them. To grab the prey, they inject the powerful saliva into the prey’s body using their long rostrum. Hercules Beetle Native to rainforests of Central America, hercules beetles are among the largest insects in the world. The most defining characteristic of this insect is the longhorn found in the male beetle. With this long, incredible horn an adult male hercules beetle measure up to 18 cm in length.That makes male hercules beetles the longest beetles in the world. Scorpionfly The tail of the male scorpionfly curled upward like a scorpion. But unlike a scorpion, this insect doesn’t sting with their tail. The unusual look of a scorpionfly is also characterized by their elongated body, long antennae, and a long beak. They have a yellow body and a red head and large eyes.

Sourcing Sustainable Protein from Insects | Entocycle

Sourcing Sustainable Protein from Insects | Entocycle


My name is Keiran Olivares Whitaker, and
I’m the CEO and founder of Entocycle. Right now, to make protein, we cut down
the rainforests to grow soya, we dredge the oceans empty to catch small little
fish, and then we feed it to the animals that we then eat to get the protein. And
so it’s threefold, massive inefficiencies. At Entocylce, we farm
insects. We take food waste, we feed it to the insects in our technology, and in
just 12 days, they convert that food into insect biomass, aka protein, that we can
feed sustainably to animals, and potentially, humans. So the insect the we
farm is called the black soldier fly, and it’s particularly useful, because they
are the fastest growing insects. They can eat the most different types of waste
streams, they can handle the most extreme temperatures and pH, and they have a
phenomenal source of protein in them. We use very, very smart technology –
automation, visual recognition – to farm the adults. We don’t need sunlight, we
don’t need to add water, it’s all about recycling. We expect to have 12 farms in
the UK in the next couple of years, and up to 50 within the next five years,
producing 150 to 500 thousand tons of protein.

Monster Hunter World: Weapon Mastery (Insect Glaive)


Sean Howard: you can hold the extract before getting the three buff for length. Sean Howard: Use R3 camera lock to auto-aim where you will send a Kinsect or fire a Mark. Sean Howard: Using aerial attack often will grant higher chance at mounting the target.

Monster Hunter World – How to use INSECT GLAIVE (Crazy Air Combos)

Monster Hunter World – How to use INSECT GLAIVE (Crazy Air Combos)


hey guys you’re watching smashing Bros
games I’m smashing bro joe today I’m gonna show you how to use the insect glaive in
Monster Hunter I’m gonna show you just the basics of combat as well that’s
gonna help you fight any large monster even by yourself and have no problem and
at the same time how to utilize the insect glaive to the best of its ability
I’m going to show you a couple of tactics a couple of air combos how to
really get your buffs up really quick and just kind of your general strategies
no matter what big monster you’ll be fighting with the insect glaive and it’s
a foolproof strategy and to prove it we’re gonna fight a Ratheon and the
Ratheon you’ll see I’m gonna have not much trouble as a matter of fact I don’t
even bring many potions you’ll see me see I have a couple of potions a couple
things here I’m not gonna really use any of it I’ll use a health booster and I’ll
just have the very go wasp helped me as much as we can but if you do struggle if
you’re new to the game if you’re not Monster Hunter veteran because I have
been playing this once it’s the first mon-sol answer i’ve been playing every
single one in this series if you do have trouble finding monsters you need a
little leg up at each camp there’s some food pay don’t worry about it get some
attack up get some defense up it does give you a great boost but you don’t
wanna do that you think you got it just go for it let’s track him down real
quick I usually know where the Ratheon hangs out and the wild spire is usually
in the forest area so we’re just gonna go there automatically now in every
single weapon in this game one of the most important things you got
to do is dodge it’s not trying to block everything even the weapons that can
block all the attacks like buster swords and other heavier weapons don’t try to
block everything rely more on dodging a couple of hits dodge a couple of hits
and dodge but with the insect glaive there’s a step up you’re gonna be
jumping around a lot while you’re doing that you only really full-on attack when
you have your buffs up because you really do major damage then and you
could just whale on him otherwise you take a little bit too much time I want
to show you another strategy you can do when you don’t have any buffs so pay
attention what I’m gonna be doing I’m gonna be doing some air combos the two
things you got to learn how to do is r2 and X it’s how to jump and how to
manipulate yourself in the X jumps then triangle slams down and
circle its dodge and hit this dodging hit will send you up after each hit and
look how I’m gonna be utilizing it whether destroy this rather Ratheon oh
you know what um I don’t want to just oh he’s right here
hey there buddy time to take you down so shoot out the in sick leave right away
now we’re gonna start an arrow combo see what I’m doing
jump – towards them – towards them – towards them he can’t really get you
this way and you get a lot of some decent damage you could go up to four or
five times especially flying once man they try to
run away from you ain’t gonna work and it gives you a leg up because you get
mounting a bonus I mean I want to jump to has had uh near this head okay no no don’t try to throw me off why are
you trying to throw me off bro no no no no he threw me off I was out of
stamina I again shoot out the inside lay hold
out that one miss so we’re gonna shoot it this way and again well he stopped me
there but one two three well there he ran away dodge now even
when you fight on the ground here a couple of times and dodge now check it
out I got my box up now look what that comp was gonna look like with us oh whoa he got me there we got to repeat
that one that’s what a helpless er down shoot that insect glaive out and AH
let’s start a combo see how much damage I’m doing and if you
string all of them together just how much damage you’re gonna do there it’s
rarely he’ll stop you like that he’s gonna find a good spots to do it see he’s he’s virtually not doing any
damage to me and I’m just chopping the round of doing these combos he only does
stop at of course cuz stops everybody in the tracks let’s sharpen our weapons hey buddy why you gotta poison me for
that’s not cool I’ll send a insect leg out and start the
combo also when you have the buffs up like that the triangle button turns into
something else well that’s not risk it um I use a potion where you going buddy hit’em let’s get some Campos in you
notice I’m always running around his feet I’m never in front of him at the priorities behind in sailing ship
about mounting you want to mount up automatically as quickly as you can because this happens right here Oh Oh
Sonia Poisson shootout the insect lave get something at this point yet you
could just whale on him I just kind of go ham because you know he’s a mobile
there’s no point in doing the air combos there even to get close to Tim or to
stop your animation sometimes the roll is the best way because a lot of times
what happens is for you to finish the whole movie you got a finished animation
rolling out of it actually changes animation really quickly you get jump
out of it this strategy works for basically every single creature you’re
gonna fight in the game for the insect glaive we can again basically but in
itself does not do a lot of damage and it’s not as fast as some of the other
weapons so you got to utilize its mobility to really take advantage of it
so you’re never getting hit and then buffing it up and that’s where you crazy
combos crazy straight up Darth Maul looking combos come in that’s what you
want to do if you ever miss him what you can do is
you can precise to jump towards him I didn’t again to hit you have the ability
to combine those two together now we’re gonna hit him with a crazy combos oh no
not yet well we won’t have a chance apparently
because uh he’s destroyed but there you go guys that’s basically how to use an
insect glaive in mitts combat I wasn’t gonna try to make like some really
script and crazy tutorial on how to do it because then you’re not gonna see me
do it in gameplay how would I would regularly do it I wanted to kind of do
this more candid way because it’s gonna show you first of all how I play the
game and that it really works you see me just doing this damage and really not
taking it much ie what used one potion another thing to not utilize to your
items as much I really really recommend for you to have the Vega wasps and the
health booster I really don’t use the ghillie suit or the flying kill you or
anything like that you don’t really don’t need them at least not as of yet
but just for a short cut I rather have some health
I try to store my items for that boss that just I can not win absolutely
cannot win but there you go guys these hopefully some of these things I show
you techniques I showed you’re going to be something useful to you and if you’d
like to see some other weapons please let me know which weapon you would like
to see a tutorial for and I’ll create it for you I don’t use every single weapon
to this extent I have three or four main weapons but in the next episode I’ll try
to create something new something out of the useful hunt some monsters until next
time guys this was smashing brojo

Ants war. Battle of rice.

Ants war. Battle of rice.


Battle of rice. All they need is a fight! Hey! That is my rice! I said my rice! Get away from me! Hey! Hi buddy, do you need help? Hey you! Get lost! I said, leave me alone! HEEEELP!!!! Somebody help me!!! HELP!!! I am here! I am here! Auuuuu! Auuuu! AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA! Nobody can save him! Ah Ah (deep breathing) I can get him out of my leg! He is biting so hard!

Huge Insects That Inhabit Our World


– [Narrator] Most of us hate bugs. While some people are interested in them, creepy crawlies are rarely
appreciated and often shunned. But if you ever see the
incredibly huge insects mentioned in this video in real life, you’ll definitely take some interest or at least wonder what
kind of radioactive waste they’ve consumed to grow
so monstrously large. (exciting music) Number 10, tarantula hawk. Without a doubt, tarantulas are fearsome eight legged freaks that inspire horror. Their mere presence is
extremely frightening, but each critter has its match and fortunately, nature
has given us an ally. Meet the tarantula hawk. Don’t let its name fool you though, because this is actually a wasp, and the largest of all wasps at that. The tarantula part of its name is a reference to the fact that they hunt tarantulas like a hawk. They can reach up to five centimeters long and hunt even the 30 centimeter big Goliath bird eating spider. Arachnids don’t stand a chance
against its painful sting, which will paralyze them. So just how painful is its sting? To put it into context,
it’s so excruciating that all you can do is lie down and scream like no one’s listening. It’s one of the most agonizing
stings in the insect kingdom. And the worst part? It favors the tropics in
the Southern Hemisphere. But it can be found world wide. Be on the lookout for this predator. Number nine, Saint Helena earwig. Most of us dream of going
on an island getaway, far from the stresses of the mainland. But if you haven an
irrational fear of insects, you might wanna pick your
vacation spot carefully. You see, the isolated
island of Saint Helena, in the South Atlantic Ocean, is home to the world’s biggest earwig. The Saint Helena earwig is
the largest of its species, as it can grow up to 3.3 inches long. This spine chilling bug will definitely not give you respite
or a good night’s rest. What if it creeps into your ear while you’re unsuspectingly sleeping? Well, you won’t have to worry too much, this creature has been
considered extinct since 1967, due to habitat loss and
predation by rodents, thus the moniker Dodo of Dermaptera. This earwig burrowed into the ground and only came out at
night after it rained. There are some; however,
who are still hopeful it’s still hiding somewhere. Expeditions as recently as
2003 took place to find one, but they have so far been unsuccessful. Number eight, giant long-legged katydid. Imagine yourself walking
through a lush forest, enjoying the scenery. You’re so enchanted by the greenery and tempted to touch the plants. Suddenly, a leaf is crawling on you. Is it a leaf? Is it a bug? You just had a first-hand experience of the giant long-legged katydid. It is easy to mistake them as leaves because that’s exactly what
they’re meant to look like. This camouflage is their
natural protection, as they can’t fly or jump very well. What’s particularly shocking,
is that they can grow up to six inches in length. As if that’s not enough,
one species of the katydid can have a wingspan of 9.8 inches. Fortunately, if you
don’t want to see them, Winter is a great time. Only the eggs survive during the cold, while the live ones simply die. But you don’t necessarily venture into the forest during Winter, do you? Number seven, African Goliath beetle. Africa boasts a diverse
array of flora and fauna, making it a great destination
for nature lovers. One of its exquisite attractions is the African Goliath Beetle,
the world’s heaviest bug. To be precise, the larva are the heaviest, which can weigh up to a hundred grams. That’s like holding a medium
sized apple on your hand. Its diet is high in protein and as pets, you can feed it dog or cat food. That explains its weight. As far as its size go,
adult males are larger than their female counter parts, which can grow as big as 4.3 inches. It also has a strong pair of first wings that protect the second
pair of wings underneath. The second pair is what it uses to fly. So imagine this gargantuan beetle buzzing. While it looks imposing, we
should be glad it exists. It is considered nature’s janitor, as it eats dead plants and dung; cleaning everything in its path. Now that’s one useful job
that it has in the eco system. Number six, praying mantis. The praying mantis can
grow as long as six inches, so that’s half of a standard ruler. This stealthy insect will
eat any bug smaller than it and does so with extreme accuracy. Its greatest asset to its notoriety is its long forearms snatch
anything in front of it. Plus, its long thorax
then improves its reach. But that’s not the most
fearsome trait that it has. First of all, it can turn
its head 180 degrees, so that nothing escapes its sight. Add another 180 degree rotation, and it would look like a possessed insect. Moreover, it has the
habit of eating its mate and decapitating its head. Now that’s just ruthless and scary. Now that we’re halfway through, let’s have a quick trivia question. Here’s the Normal Eastern Dobsonfly, it grows as big as five inches. But a giant version has been found in an area where it wasn’t seen before. How big do you think this giant is? Stick around til the end,
as I’ll reveal it then. Number five, giant weta. One of the seven deadly plagues that swept Egypt in the Old Testament was a swarm of locusts. If you thought that was one nasty plague, imagine if you had giant wetas waiting outside your doorstep. The giant weta can grow
as big as four inches. But that’s not the reason
why it made this video, it’s considered the heaviest
adult bug in the world. Only outweighed by the
African Goliath beetle larva, it’s heavier than a mouse
and weighs around 70 grams. If you thought that was
ugly, even its name is a jab, as it means God of ugly things in Maori. While it’s not the most attractive, it would be sad if it goes extinct. It is already endangered so much, that it is being bread in captivity to increase its numbers. Wild ones are only seen in Little Barrier Island in New Zealand. And it is the closest
we can get to dinosaurs because it is older than some of them. Number four, atlas moth and
Queen Alexandra’s birdwing. If you thought large
insects were just restricted to the ground, think again. There are colossal bugs
that dominate the airspace and they are in one way
or another, magnificent. Let’s start with the atlas moth, one of the largest moth
species in the world found in Southeast Asia. It boasts a commanding
wingspan of 11 inches. To put that into perspective, it is almost double the size of your hand. The pattern on its wing tips
look like a snake’s head, which may have been used as a defense mechanism against predators. As far as wingspan is concerned, the atlas moth is tied with the Queen Alexandra’s
birdwing butterfly. The female variant is bigger, but the male is more colorful. If you want to gaze upon its beauty, you will have to travel
to Papua New Guinea. The problem; however, is that it’s already in the endangered list
because of destruction to its natural habitat, and that’s sad. Number three, titan beetle. Most common insects are too small or too frail to even be recognized. But when you get to meet the titan beetle, it is hard not to get intimidated by it. Also known as the giant long-horn beetle, it may be the largest living bug there is, considering its width and length. It can get to the great
size of almost seven inches. It has an easily
identifiable flattened body, long spiny legs, and powerful mandibles. What’s even scarier, it can fly. No one is safe. Now if you have an irrational
fear of extremely big bugs, like the titan beetle,
you need to stay away from tropical rain forests. It is commonly found in South America. And while it is fun to travel there, just don’t visit its greenery. Of course, that’s unless
you want an encounter with these gigantic insects. Number two, walking stick insect. Now you’ve heard about
insects that are masquerading as leaves to escape predators, but are you familiar with
bugs that appear like twigs? It’s time to introduce you
to the walking stick insect and it could not have had a better name. It’s a long insect that looks exactly like a slender piece of twig. So when a predator is
nearby, all it needs to do is either stop in its tracks
or fall to the ground. It is known to grow up to 13 inches long. That’s longer than a standard ruler. Is that not long enough for you? In that case, come and
meet Chan’s megastick, a variant of the walking
stick found in Borneo. This one is actually 22 inches long, making it the longest insect in the world. If you wish to see it, just pay a visit to the Natural History Museum in London. Number one, griffinfly. We are down to the biggest
insect to ever roam the earth. And you’d be surprised to hear that it overshadows even some
of the big birds you know. The griffinfly is the undisputed top bug, when it comes to size. It looks like a giant dragonfly, although it is not in the
same family as the former. The griffinfly’s body is
around 18.5 inches long and has an imposing
wingspan of 29.5 inches. Is it time to pack your bags and succumb to the bug apocalypse? Fortunately, no. You see, the griffinfly only existed during the carboniferous period, when there was high
oxygen content in the air. And the only sight humans have on this, is through fossils. So yeah, it’s as dead and
gone as the dinosaurs. It’s time for our trivia answer. Everyone, meet the giant dobsonfly, found in China’s Sichuan Province. It has a wingspan of 8.27 inches, which means it can easily cover your face. But the dreadful fact about it, is that its bite can cause kidney failure and eventually death. Now that’s a creepy one. Which among our big
insects made you cringe? Did you have a bug in mind that could easily make
its way into this video? Let me know in the comments down below and don’t forget to hit
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