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Computer Bug Attacks MacBook Pro LCD Screen

By - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 36 comments

Literally.

No, it's not that type of computer bug. As seen in this video, a real live praying mantis is doing what many housecats do – attacking a mouse cursor.

Praying Mantis Attacks Computer Screen

From the YouTube video description notes:

  • The praying mantis is real, but it is hungry enough to try to catch and eat the cursor. He had been in the house for four days - prowling for insects around the ceilings.
  • The mantis was patient enough that we were able to set up lighting - as long as we kept moving the mouse.
  • (Notice how he keeps one foot on the top of the screen. Earlier he had tried to come down further, but skidded on the surface, and from then was more cautious).
  • No insects, cursors or mice were harmed in the making of this movie. The mantis was returned to the wild.
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    jrharbort , February 13, 2010 3:21 AM
    I dunno, I think this ranks as possibly the best game on Mac.
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    allyourbase , February 13, 2010 1:22 AM
    while you were setting up lighting, you should have downloaded a bug-shaped cursor pointer... or one of steve jobs' face.
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    XD_dued , February 13, 2010 12:42 AM
    So...macs aren't impervious to bugs and flaws lol
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  • 22 Hide
    XD_dued , February 13, 2010 12:42 AM
    So...macs aren't impervious to bugs and flaws lol
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    buwish , February 13, 2010 12:58 AM
    They do have incredible vision, hence why other bugs steer clear (amongst other attributes).
  • 28 Hide
    allyourbase , February 13, 2010 1:22 AM
    while you were setting up lighting, you should have downloaded a bug-shaped cursor pointer... or one of steve jobs' face.
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    El_Capitan , February 13, 2010 1:27 AM
    What would they do if they were face to face with a mirror?
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    haunted one , February 13, 2010 1:50 AM
    allyourbasewhile you were setting up lighting, you should have downloaded a bug-shaped cursor pointer... or one of steve jobs' face.


    ++++ LMAO
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    AtuBrian , February 13, 2010 2:05 AM
    put it beside a pc and it will pray to you
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    Vestin , February 13, 2010 2:25 AM
    Looks like a playing mantis to me...
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    m-manla , February 13, 2010 2:28 AM
    haunted one++++ LMAO


    LOL
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    jrharbort , February 13, 2010 3:21 AM
    I dunno, I think this ranks as possibly the best game on Mac.
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    tkgclimb , February 13, 2010 3:31 AM
    How is this news, yah it's funny but, come on
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    eddieroolz , February 13, 2010 4:13 AM
    Epic!
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    kingnoobe , February 13, 2010 5:10 AM
    Ossie quit being a freaking fan boy. Hell next thing you know you're gonna go spouting MACs are more secure.
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    zachary k , February 13, 2010 5:22 AM
    LOL. wish he would have did a google image search of the thing that eats praying mantis.
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    pink315 , February 13, 2010 6:05 AM
    wheres the dead rising 2 trailer? :) 
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    JonathanDeane , February 13, 2010 7:12 AM
    Praying Mantis = cool, being able to play with a praying mantis via the mouse curser so as not to get pinched or bit... Awesome!

    Reminded me a child memory when I was like 6, I felt something moving in my hair it turned out to be one of those brown praying mantis's. After that I have never seen another brown one (well not in person) only the green ones, I guess they are more common. Anyway ending of the story was I caught a cool pet until my mom made me let it go :(  and the snakes I had in my pockets.... I swear they wanted to come home with me!!!
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    hemelskonijn , February 13, 2010 7:41 AM
    dude that bug is huge !

    Here in north west Europe you just don't run in to cat eating bugs like these :S
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    the_krasno , February 13, 2010 10:17 AM
    Poor hungry fella!
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    kalogagatya , February 13, 2010 10:33 AM
    see all it takes is a bugs brain to understand that apple sucks :p 
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    theubersmurf , February 13, 2010 1:27 PM
    ossieNo news to entertain wintarded micro$uxx fankiddies? They'll drool to death at any hint for a real mac bug... lately m$ did headlines with their newest "innovations".
    You're a little overboard there.
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