History Main / BeetleManiac

24th Jul '16 10:33:01 AM nombretomado
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* Some of CharlesDarwin's earliest interests were in beetles. Of course, it wasn't until he started looking at finches that he put his name down in history, but things might have been different if Darwin wasn't so interested in beetles. To give an example of how strong his obsession with beetles and beetle collecting was, once as a young man he was returning home after collecting beetles in the woods when he came across a bombardier beetle. Even though he was already out of room to carry it, he was determined to bring it home with him and attempted to carry it in his mouth. Naturally, this resulted in him discovering what being sprayed in the mouth by a bombardier beetle was like, and the resulting effects caused him to lose both the bombardier and all the other beetles he'd collected. He described the event with great enthusiasm in his diary.

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* Some of CharlesDarwin's UsefulNotes/CharlesDarwin's earliest interests were in beetles. Of course, it wasn't until he started looking at finches that he put his name down in history, but things might have been different if Darwin wasn't so interested in beetles. To give an example of how strong his obsession with beetles and beetle collecting was, once as a young man he was returning home after collecting beetles in the woods when he came across a bombardier beetle. Even though he was already out of room to carry it, he was determined to bring it home with him and attempted to carry it in his mouth. Naturally, this resulted in him discovering what being sprayed in the mouth by a bombardier beetle was like, and the resulting effects caused him to lose both the bombardier and all the other beetles he'd collected. He described the event with great enthusiasm in his diary.
29th Jun '16 5:34:41 PM nombretomado
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* ''TheAdventuresOfTomSawyer'' (1876): in chapter 5 Tom plays with a beetle while in church. The other worshipers and even a dog get into the act.

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* ''TheAdventuresOfTomSawyer'' ''Literature/TheAdventuresOfTomSawyer'' (1876): in chapter 5 Tom plays with a beetle while in church. The other worshipers and even a dog get into the act.
9th May '16 8:29:54 PM FuzzyBoots
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* In ''Film/GoodnightMommy'', Elias keeps a vast number of captured cockroaches in a terrarium and plays with them throughout the film.
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7th Mar '16 4:15:30 AM Andyroid
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* In the ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' novel ''Last Continent'', the God of Evolution is all about beetles. He recurs in ''Discworld/TheScienceOfDiscworld'' where he shares his passion for beetles with Charles Darwin.

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* In the ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' novel ''Last Continent'', ''Discworld/TheLastContinent'', the God of Evolution is all about beetles. He recurs in ''Discworld/TheScienceOfDiscworld'' where he shares his passion for beetles with Charles Darwin.
26th Nov '15 3:52:09 PM nombretomado
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* ''SamuraiChamploo'' has Sumo Beetle!

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* ''SamuraiChamploo'' ''Anime/SamuraiChamploo'' has Sumo Beetle!
13th Nov '15 6:13:44 PM IndirectActiveTransport
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* Wrestling/MasahitoKakihara has a fondness for beetles, specifically stag beetles.[[/folder]]
10th Aug '15 11:52:14 PM WanderingBrowser
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* Luffy in ''Manga/OnePiece'' shows a keen interest in beetles in the Skypeia arc.

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* Luffy in ''Manga/OnePiece'' shows a keen interest in beetles in the Skypeia arc. In fact, he once becomes uncertain whether he'd rather have the One Piece or a pet stag beetle.



** In ''Literature/GalaxyOfFear: The Swarm'' it's noted that some of the [[InsectoidAliens S'krrr]], particularly Vroon, all but worship drog beetles.

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** In ''Literature/GalaxyOfFear: The Swarm'' it's noted that some of the [[InsectoidAliens S'krrr]], particularly Vroon, all but worship drog beetles. Vroon, unfortunately, takes it to the extent of BeliefMakesYouStupid, using his position as chief gardener aboard the station to [[AnimalWrongsGroup kill all drog beetle predators in the garden to protect the beetles]]. Which are a species of ExplosiveBreeder ''carnivore''. His KarmicDeath is very justified indeed when the swarming insects eat him alive as part of their rampage through the station.
17th May '15 5:39:23 PM nombretomado
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* In the 2009 anime of ''TheMelancholyOfHaruhiSuzumiya'', during the summer GroundhogDayLoop, Haruhi leads the group on beetle hunting (and she wins every time).

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* In the 2009 anime of ''TheMelancholyOfHaruhiSuzumiya'', ''[[Anime/HaruhiSuzumiya The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya]]'', during the summer GroundhogDayLoop, Haruhi leads the group on beetle hunting (and she wins every time).
5th May '15 9:17:00 AM HyperEmerson
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* Jobin Higashikata from ''Manga/JojosBizarreAdventure''. He's a mature and sharp businessman, but can be distracted by exploiting his interest in hobbies such as gambling in fights with his large collection of beetles.
23rd Feb '15 9:31:16 AM StFan
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* In the ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' novel ''Last Continent'', the God of Evolution is all about beetles.
** The God of Evolution recurs in ''Literature/TheScienceOfDiscworld'' where he shares his passion for beetles with Charles Darwin.
* ''Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse'': As a child, Jacen Solo had a fascination with beetles.

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* In the ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' novel ''Last Continent'', the God of Evolution is all about beetles.
** The God of Evolution
beetles. He recurs in ''Literature/TheScienceOfDiscworld'' ''Discworld/TheScienceOfDiscworld'' where he shares his passion for beetles with Charles Darwin.
* ''Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse'': ''Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse'':
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As a child, Jacen Solo had a fascination with beetles.
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