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ISS007-E-10807 (21 July 2003) --- This view of Earth's horizon as the sunsets over the Pacific Ocean was taken by an Expedition 7 crewmember onboard the International Space Station (ISS). Anvil tops of thunderclouds are also visible. Credit: Earth Science and Remote Sensing Unit, NASA Johnson Space Center

Image Credit: ISS007-E-10807 (21 July 2003) – Earth Science and Remote Sensing Unit, NASA Johnson Space Center

Robot Insects Invade Finland


The invasion of Finland by giant robotic insects has taken an ugly turn with reports of forestry workers being swallowed whole. The unfortunate victims are visible through the insect’s clear head/stomach and look strangely industrious even while being slowing digested.

The six-legged freaks march through the forest like locusts, eating trees and unwary John Deere employees with an unsightly single mandible erupting out of the top of their head. Witnesses have reported surprising agility. Pursuit is difficult; the beasts leave no tracks. Green and black with yellow highlights on the mandible, the menace threatens the forestry industry with their automated efficiency. Experts worry that it is only a matter of time before the workers are gone. And after the robotic insects take over Finland, will they set their malicious sights on the world? Stay tuned.

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