The Internet Is Freaking TF Out Over A Caterpillar Named “Chicken Nugget”

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A tumblr user by the name of oddity-txt captured the hearts and minds of the natives when he adopted a small caterpillar, that he found on his way to class, and named it “Chicken Nugget.”

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But much to his alarm, poor Chicken Nugget, once a proud lime-green caterpillar, began to turn slightly dull in color.

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Oddity posted this photo with the caption, “Aaaa he’s turning a duller color… I hope he’s alright.”

Concerned for the well-being of his new caterpillar companion, he turned to the only place that can truly diagnose communicable diseases and bizarre ailments: the Internet. There, in all its wisdom, the Internet revealed that, “apparently Chicken Nugget is a Spicebush Swallowtail and they turn yellow before they pupate.

And the world breathed a collective sigh of relief.

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Completely yellow in color now, Oddity decided it was time to make Chicken Nugget comfortable for his big transformation. Gathering the finest of materials (a stick and some leaves) he made Chicken Nugget what one might mistake for “The Ritz Carlton” of caterpillar dwellings.

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The caterpillar ate, drank, and relaxed as he prepared himself for the big transformation and Oddity was there to capture it all.

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Even going as far as to, “put on some tunez for him so he can get into the metamorphazone.

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So he waited…

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And waited…

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And ten days went by…

When one day, upon returning home from school, Oddity found a beautiful black butterfly fluttering around his room…

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On the eleventh-day…Chicken Nugget rose and became Chicken Wing.

Hallelujer Chicken Nugget

But, as an adult now, it was time for Chicken Wing to pack his bags and start paying for his own cable…

Oddity made sure he was strong, prepared to brave the big new world, and released Chicken Wing into the wild.

GOODBYE CHICKEN WING. FLY FREE. FLY TRUE. THe internet will never forget you!

Entomologists Rally Behind A 7-Year Old After She Was Bullied For Loving Bugs

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Entomologists are taking no shit when it comes to 7-year old Sophia Spencer, a girl who was being bullied at school for her love of insects.

After moving to a new school in Ontario, Sophia became the subject of ridicule from her new classmates over her love of bugs. Her mother even reports that she was “dragged through the mud” by a group of children because of her insect hobby. One boy even asked to see one of Sophia’s bugs, and after she graciously obliged, he stomped on it and killed it.

Um, what?! Who are these children? We will steal ALL their bicycles!

I mean, come on, look at this adorable little chicken nugget:

Sophia Spencer

“A couple of months ago, Sophia had asked me if she could make a career out of bugs someday, and I told her of course,” Sophia’s mother revealed. Not wanting her daughter to be discouraged by the vile, bottom-feeding little children in her class, Mrs. Spencer wrote to the Entomological Society of Canada for help.

The members of the society sent out the following tweet and the response was overwhelming.

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…which garnered immediate attention from the community of insect enthusiasts.

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YAAASSS! Schoolyard bullies, BOW DOWN TO QUEEN SOPHIA!

Her mother is nothing but overwhelmed with gratitude toward the scientists who went out of their way for her daughter, “There have been people working in Canada, the Amazon Rainforest, Venezuela, the UK, and USA reaching out to offer support, encouragement and offers to be her pen pal. I know she cannot even grasp the amount of support this has shown but I do and it has truly been a blessing.”

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This makes us happier than words can begin to describe!

Stay “weird” Sophia! The scientific community, and we, have your back!

(PS. We were serious about the bicycles, let us know girl…)

Incognito Insect: 6 Bugs That Are True Masters of Disguise

Scientists estimate that insects have been doing their thing here on Earth for about 480 million years. They’ve outlasted pretty much everything (you know, that whole business with the meteor and the dinosaurs…awkward), and they didn’t do it by staying the same ole bugs that they started out as.

No, insects took a long hard look in the mirror one day and thought to themselves, “You are not a loser! Bottom of the food chain, no more!” So they began to evolve. Some developed poisonous traits, some learned how to make friends with other bugs to develop giant hives of death where they toil all day to make sweet treats under the ever watchful eye of a vindictive queen (too much?), and some took an easier route and learned how to hide with camouflage.

Take a look at some of the latter down below. Use the scroll bar to see if you can spot them!

Camouflage  Moth

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This particular moth is found in North America and got its namesake for obvious reasons. Their ability to disguise themselves against any forest backdrop puts even the most intricate guerilla suits to shame.

Brimstone Butterfly

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Found in Europe, North Africa, and Asia, the Brimstone butterfly is actually credited by the majority of scientists as being the original holder of the name “butterfly.”

Flower Mantis

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Found in Southeast Asia, the flower mantis definitely didn’t do as well disguising its name as it does its body. The flower mantis just candidly hangs out on the prettiest flower in the meadow until a bug comes close enough for it to reach out and eat. Maybe you shouldn’t stop and smell the roses after all!

Katydid

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Found on every continent except for Antarctica, there are over 6,400 known species of katydids. They get their name from the sound that emits as they rub their legs together…but whether Katy did or Katy didn’t still remains a mystery.

Geometer Moth

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Often confused with the mean girls of the insect world (butterflies), geometer moth’s are always described as having a slender waist, so…. there’s that. Found worldwide (sans Antarctica), Geometer moth’s spend their days pretending to be twigs or parts of leaves when they’re not trying out the newest diet fads.

Grasshopper

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The grasshopper. When they aren’t trying to band together to bring about the next plague, you can find them outside in your yard taking in the breeze. But don’t get too close, when a grasshopper’s camouflage cover is blown, they flash the underside of their wings as a warning, and scram.

So, now you’ve seen some of the insect world’s best tricks. However, if you’re that guy who never actually sees the hidden picture (I mean, come on, it’s right there), but for some reason still pretends that you do…I hope enjoyed the list anyways. Maybe, you even learned something. At the very least, I know the slide bars helped you kill some time at the office.

YOU’RE WELCOME.