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IronFist
05-31-2002, 08:57 PM
Have you seen those things that you plug in that supposedly emit a certain frequency of a sound that is supposed to keep bugs away? Does anyone know if they actually work?

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Kumkuat
05-31-2002, 09:02 PM
they work fairly well. But does not work rodents.

Mr Punch
05-31-2002, 09:34 PM
Dunno about keeping them away, but the sounds may disrupt their frequency, or rupture the spooks' ear-drums...;) !

IronFist
05-31-2002, 11:13 PM
I don't want to rupture any creature's eardrums!

Yeah, I've heard you can't use them if you have rodents for pets (like a pet Guinnea pig) cuz it will affect them too.

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IronFist
05-31-2002, 11:14 PM
They don't mess with birds, do they?

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Kumkuat
06-01-2002, 11:24 AM
They WON'T work with rodent pests. Because those rodents can adapt to the sound. Sure it might be annoying, but they don't care. I don't think birds are affected though.

GeneChing
01-31-2018, 02:38 PM
Hijacking this thread for bug eating. Bugphagy. With Nicole Kidman (you got to follow the link to see the vid).


Watch Nicole Kidman Eat Lots of Bugs, Which She Does Regularly (http://www.foodandwine.com/news/nicole-kidman-bug-eating)
Two billion people around the world eat bugs, and Nicole Kidman is one of them.
CHARLIE HELLER January 29, 2018

It is neither a big nor little lie that Big Little Lies star Nicole Kidman has been crushing performances since her first starring role in BMX Bandits, back in 1983, so it's good to see her finally getting the acclaim she deserves for her role in the hit HBO series. It's also good (well, depending on your aesthetic) to see her eating a four-course meal consisting entirely of bugs, which you can do via a video from Vanity Fair's "Secret Talent Theatre" today.

In it, Kidman shows off her secret talent, which, it turns out, is the ability to eat lots of bugs. She begins with Hornworms, which, she says, are "very moist," and "chewy," but can't quite describe the flavor beyond that. They are, however, the most visually intense of the "micro-livestock", with a bright bluish color is especially freaky considering they are still alive and moving when she eats them with a pair of chopsticks.

"Two billion people in the world eat bugs," Kidman says at this point, "and Im one of them." So it should be noted that Kidman is clearly not grossed out at all, and seems like she genuinely does eat bugs frequently enough. Which is nice to seeit's easy to treat eating bugs as a gimmick or accomplishment by the person doing it, but in many parts of the world, insect-based dishes are common. That Kidman seems more interested in normalizing it than making it a big deal. Seems like progress!

Anyway, next are mealworms, which have "a fruity taste" she'd recommend, followed by crickets, the first non-worm dish on the menu. Crickets, she says, are "awesome," and "like nothing you've ever tasted." And finally, for dessert, fried grasshoppers, which she also recommends to anyone. Clearly, Kidman really likes bugs. Hey, the actress starred in Cold Mountain and The Hours. We've got no reason to question her taste!

Jimbo
01-31-2018, 04:49 PM
Food made from insects might not be so bad if it doesn't look like bugs. Like if they made some kind of 'meal' or 'cakes' from smashed-up/compressed bugs with the consistency of a paste or something that can be eaten in slices, so there are no characteristic heads, legs, wings, bodies, etc.

Of course, most people don't have a problem eating shrimp, lobster, crab and crayfish, that basically look like aquatic bugs.

GeneChing
01-31-2018, 04:54 PM
Food made from insects might not be so bad if it doesn't look like bugs. Like if they made some kind of 'meal' or 'cakes' from smashed-up/compressed bugs with the consistency of a paste or something that can be eaten in slices, so there are no characteristic heads, legs, wings, bodies, etc.

You know, my favorite bug to eat is scorpions. It's somewhat of a delicacy in Dengfeng, near Shaolin Temple. And I must say that their buggy appearance is a huge part of the appeal to me. :D