r/TIHI Jan 20 '22

Thanks, I hate giant mosquito Image/Video Post

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517 Upvotes

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u/JoshuaACNewman Jan 20 '22 Helpful

Since we live in a world saturated with disinformation, I looked this up. It’s only “corroborated” by sites like RT and content farms. The closest I could find to a respectable publication was the Smithsonian’s article on insect documentation at Chernobyl that makes no mention of anything like this. https://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/chernobyls-bugs-art-and-science-life-after-nuclear-fallout-180951231/

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u/nobodyyoullcarefor Jan 20 '22

Chad Research vs. Virgin Misinformation

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u/Tommy-Styxx Jan 20 '22

We don't live in a world. We live in a society.

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u/greg0714 Jan 20 '22

...do we?

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u/televisio_86 Jan 20 '22

I'd hope not

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u/TheeExoGenesauce Jan 20 '22

It’s a matrix

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u/Gigagurke_1995 Jan 20 '22

Thx man, I appreciate that research have my free award because of my broke ass

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u/sacco645 Jan 20 '22

If you know anything of radiation based mutation in real life instead of movies, you'll know that this isn't how it works.

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u/JoshuaACNewman Jan 20 '22

Yeah. This is like superhero radiation, not errant neutrons.

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u/TTVHaloghen Jan 20 '22

Too bad, they would have been easier to spot

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u/stefancristi Jan 21 '22

Ah, you must be British eh? Already used to getting stabbed.

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u/Harmonic_Gear Jan 20 '22

my fake news detector is getting really good

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u/Tim5corpion Jan 20 '22 Helpful

I googled "giant mosquito" and quickly discovered this specimen is in fact from Argentina.

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u/Morbus_Bahlsen Jan 20 '22

Checked the source you provided and can confirm.

Oh wait, you did not provide anything and i also just put that into google and you know what? It's only posted by ''news''sites that copy shit and don't provide sources, the ones u/JoshuaACNewman mentioned.

You discovered nothing, you fell for shit posted by clickfarms that has nothing to do with facts.

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u/Quirky_m8 Jan 20 '22

As I thought. Was this picture modified then?

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u/TheeExoGenesauce Jan 20 '22

What are RT sites?

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u/JoshuaACNewman Jan 20 '22 edited Jan 21 '22

RT is Russia Times. It’s a Hard-Right, often overtly Fascist tabloid propaganda site. Way into aliens and Trump.

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u/ThatSpringyBoi716 Hates Chaotic Monotheism Jan 20 '22

el mosco

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u/KingCourtney__ Jan 20 '22

The small one is a big mosquito. The big one is a robber fly. Stupid Facebook meme that only boomers believe

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u/Victor_guiltythorn Jan 20 '22

Fallout 4 players: oh fuck, oh shit!

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u/CruelTortoise Jan 20 '22

Came looking for a fallout reference and I must say, I'm not disappointed.

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u/Darkthunder1992 Jan 20 '22

Ahhh the fabled MOSQUO

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u/yeatruestory Jan 20 '22

One step closer to final fantasy.

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u/FourWordComment Jan 20 '22

Pretty sure a radiation mutated giant mosquito is exactly a “blood bug” from the Fallout franchise.

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u/haps-stulle Jan 20 '22

we can only pray that there don't live any chameleons :O

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u/RAY_45067 Jan 20 '22

I play ark…….oil and water jug bugs soon?

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u/runespider Jan 20 '22

Ah crap, I know that big on the left but forgot what it's called. It's not a mosquito and not some radioactive mutant though. Edit: Nope, I'm completely wrong. Well, no it's not a radioactive mutant. But it is a type of giant mosquito but it was found in Argentina and native to the US. On the East Coast. Where I live. So that's nice.

https://7news.com.au/news/world/chernobyls-new-evolution-photo-of-super-sized-mosquito-sparks-terror-c-665794

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u/Bionisam Jan 20 '22

Were you potentially thinking of a robber fly?

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u/runespider Jan 20 '22

That's the bastitche

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u/Shadecrawfish Jan 20 '22

Fallout is coming into real life. Might as well nuke it some more

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u/theuphoria Jan 20 '22

Who the fuck do they sting to eat tho.

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u/Virtual_Smile Jan 20 '22

dogs, deer and bears are in the area

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u/MissPricklyUnicorn Jan 20 '22

Yeah there's a ton of stray dogs and wildlife. Also there's thousands of people who live in range of the old power plant who also have detectable radio levels.

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u/Tim5corpion Jan 20 '22

Chernobyl or Argentina (Where the picture I found was actually taken using a quick Google search)

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u/Virtual_Smile Jan 20 '22

so its argentinians or cattle

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u/WidogastsDeadDad Jan 20 '22

2022 rhymes with fuck you

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u/ZeTrashMan Thanks, I hate myself Jan 20 '22

Fake bs, get out op

2

u/CruelTortoise Jan 20 '22

Looks like this might fit in r/fo4

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u/KylarStern327 Jan 20 '22

Damn it Todd Howard, you’ve done it again

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u/stoned_seahorse Thanks, I hate myself Jan 20 '22

Man, these look like the ones I saw back when i lived near the Okefenokee swamp 😂

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u/Le_Red_Spy Jan 20 '22

Pretty sure I recall the bottom pic being posted years ago, so amma call bullshit on this one

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u/donorak7 Jan 20 '22

EL MOSCO

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u/DieInsel123 Jan 20 '22

Ate you sure it's not australia?

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u/Asssticot Jan 20 '22

Regular video games mosquito

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u/Crosscro Jan 20 '22

Last time I saw a larger then average mosquito I was told it was a male. I was also told that they don't suck blood. So I lf that's a male, most likely won't harm you, if it's a female, imagine the males...

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u/Hadesnt Jan 20 '22

At this point is just mosco.

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u/The_Barroth Thanks, I hate myself Jan 20 '22

El mosco

She’s come for my blood. All of it

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u/dumb-ninja Jan 20 '22

It would actually be much better for inside situations, cause you can see the bastard and hit her with your shoe instead of playing peekaboo nightmare difficulty for an hour.

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u/bliply Jan 20 '22

I'm the type of guy who likes to roam around...

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u/RhallieWhitetail Jan 20 '22

Thats a Robber fly, not a mosquito.

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u/Shweemm Jan 20 '22

Gonna need a bigger shoe

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u/Boi5598 Jan 20 '22

EL MOSCO

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u/fearinclothing Jan 20 '22

Fucking blood bugs

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u/Groundhog5000 Jan 20 '22

Nuke it again

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u/Thaemir Jan 20 '22

Radiation gives cancer, it doesn't make giant bugs. For that to happen we'd need a rich oxigen atmosphere, due to how bugs breathe. Sorry.

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u/Trapinch-isnt-me Jan 20 '22

This isn’t actually from Chernobyl

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u/Ser_Optimus Doesn’t Get The Flair System Jan 20 '22

This was fake already when It got posted the first 15 times

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u/Anubinite Jan 20 '22

Im allergic to mosquitos ☹️

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u/Irakuy_- Jan 20 '22

Oh no its the legendary EL MOSCO

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u/ashen_raye Jan 20 '22

NOooooooooo

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u/Dull-Birthday7452 Jan 21 '22

So basically the mosquitoes when dinosaurs were around are coming back?

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u/Xenodude_1611 Jan 21 '22

Now I can finally catch it easily

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u/Jemsmomo Jan 21 '22

It’s the journey to the center of the earth, where big animals are small and small animals are big.

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u/Ok-Tap-2889 Jan 21 '22

Shhiiiit Bethesda was right about bloodbugs

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u/TanookiPhoenix Jan 21 '22

Fire up the laser drones

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u/insertnameheretaken Jan 21 '22

What in the living hell is that thing

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u/EgorP Jan 22 '22

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