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  • Here we will explore true facts about the mantis shrimp.

  • The Mantis Shrimp is a living fossil of the prehistoric clown, that all modern clowns evolved from.

  • It is both beautiful and...wait is that a fish tail?

  • what are you doing to that fish?

  • The eyes of the mantis shrimp are among the most advanced eyes in the animal kingdom.

  • These are very complicated eyes.

  • Lots of tiny little eye parts moving in different directions.

  • It's impossible to get a read on what these little bastards are thinking.

  • is it mad? No.

  • Each of our human eyes creates a single picture and the two together means that we have binocular vision.

  • Each one of the mantis shrimp's eyes creates three separate images.

  • A trinocular eyeball. And it has two of them, which means that it's sexnocular.

  • Dirty Science.

  • what was that?! you can clean your eyeballs? thats crazy.

  • Human eyes can detect three color wavelengths.

  • The mantis shrimp can detect 5,400 of them.

  • Just kidding they can detect 12, nine more than we can.

  • That's less impressive now isn't it, just nine, whatever.

  • Imagine a color that can't even imagine. Now do that 9 more times. That is how a mantis shrimp do.

  • Oddly the mantis shrimp is pretty bad at discerning the colors that humans can see.

  • Which is probably why it dresses like an idiot. And this explains the modern clown as well.

  • And just like the modern clown the mantis shrimp has a psychopathic killing instinct.

  • Mantis shrimps are generally divided into two categories.

  • The first, the spears, have spiny barbed front scooping claws designed to snag and stab prey.

  • The Spears play a version of hide and go seek.

  • Which pretty much sucks for anyone that isn't hiding.

  • Kind of a crappy game, really, not for kids.

  • alternatively the Smasher mantis shrimp have little, Edward bowling ball hands, that they use to punch the crap out of basically, everything.

  • They have the fastest punch in the world, with the same acceleration as a 22 caliber bullet.

  • To a mantis shrimp kung fu looks like thai chi.

  • The mantis shrimp can deliver a blow with 15,000 Newtons of force, which tells you what a sissy punch Newton must have had.

  • That punch is so powerful that the universe can't even handle it

  • water moves out of the way so fast that little vacuums are formed, called cavitation bubbles.

  • These bubbles collapse immediately, and the force of that collapse creates a second shockwave

  • and even generates light and heat.

  • That's some mortal kombat finishing move shit right there.

  • Basically it sucks to be the mantis shrimp's roommate. Theres just way too much of the punching.

  • Did that guy just hand him his own arm? thats crazy.

  • have you ever heard the story of the hermit crab and the mantis shrimp?

  • One day

  • That's it, that's the whole story.

  • Even the octopus, who is quite a badass, can't deal with these little psycho bastards.

  • If your afraid of clowns, what the hell man leave the crab alone.

  • If your afraid of clowns, stay afraid.

  • Stay very afraid.

  • God Damnit

Here we will explore true facts about the mantis shrimp.

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True Facts About The Mantis Shrimp

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    VoiceTube posted on 2013/07/08
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