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What's the most horrifying/disturbing creature on Earth? (Other than morbidly ob

  1. Andy McGuire profile image79
    Andy McGuireposted 5 years ago

    What's the most horrifying/disturbing creature on Earth? (Other than morbidly obese humans)

    My personal choice is Bot Flies. Those things are disgusting and can burrow into your brain as an added bonus. Look them up on YouTube and never sleep again.

    https://usercontent1.hubstatic.com/7571702_f260.jpg

  2. Doc Snow profile image96
    Doc Snowposted 5 years ago

    Sadistic, sociopathic humans; callously indifferent humans; overweeningly egocentric humans; and humans whose behavior, ethics and/or souls are auctionable without reservation to the highest bidder.

    1. Andy McGuire profile image79
      Andy McGuireposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      True. But what about sea cucumbers? They regurgitate their own entrails as a defense mechanism.

    2. Doc Snow profile image96
      Doc Snowposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Hey, if you've got the ability...

    3. Melissa A Smith profile image99
      Melissa A Smithposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I've experienced this first hand. It wiped out my aquarium.

  3. profile image0
    Sarra Garrettposted 5 years ago

    You should really rethink about mobidly obese humans.  You don't know what their medical situation is and most times it isn't their fault.  You are not one to judge others as you have your faults too.

    1. Hyphenbird profile image92
      Hyphenbirdposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I agree Sarra. Gluttony is not the only reason people become overweight. I know some overweight people who gained weight after losing mobility or who were otherwise unable to move around or exercise.

    2. profile image0
      Sarra Garrettposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Exactly, Hypenbird!  Since I broke my ankle and was unable to walk or move around for 5 months I've gain 20 lbs even though I cut way back on my food intake because I didn't want to gain weight.

    3. Sharyn's Slant profile image94
      Sharyn's Slantposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I agree Sarra and Brenda!  Andy, the way you word your question is truly uncalled for.  You obviously have a problem with overweight people but seriously, you could have left out what is in parenthesis. It's cruel.

    4. duffsmom profile image61
      duffsmomposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      thank you sarra!  Well said

  4. robhampton profile image97
    robhamptonposted 5 years ago

    The guy that I work for. Very disturbing and horrifying!

    1. tsadjatko profile image57
      tsadjatkoposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      You work for Al Sharpton?

  5. cartoonacoustic profile image61
    cartoonacousticposted 5 years ago

    Pugs!  I can't stand them.  It was wrong for humans to create such a sickly disgusting dog for their own amusement!

    1. Andy McGuire profile image79
      Andy McGuireposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      They are ugly, but horrifying? How were you so traumatized by pugs? There's a story there, I sense it.

  6. nanderson500 profile image86
    nanderson500posted 5 years ago

    I would have to go with slugs. I'm sure they serve some purpose, but those things make me sick...and I'm a person who has absolutely no problem with snakes, tarantulas,  spiders, etc. I liked the answer about sociopathic humans though, that is a good one as well.

  7. Kristen Haynie profile image94
    Kristen Haynieposted 5 years ago

    I believe that the most horrifying/disturbing creature on Earth is humans. Not just any single human, but us as a whole. Sometimes when I think about all that we do (to each other, to the Earth, and to fellow creatures we share the land with) I am ashamed. Yes, I know there are some very good people out there, and we do some good things sometimes. But we are very selfish and destructive. It scares me.

    1. tsadjatko profile image57
      tsadjatkoposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      C'mon people - get off the human thing - there are much worse creatures that don't have any "very good members"! lke the mongolian death worm
      https://encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com/imag … p0Qlr857PQ

    2. Andy McGuire profile image79
      Andy McGuireposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Yeah, the human thing is overplayed. I should have said, "other than any humans"

  8. duffsmom profile image61
    duffsmomposted 5 years ago

    Andy, really? Is it necessary to do the "fat" thing?  It was not necessary to the question at all.

    The most horrifying creature on earth would be the Sydney funnel web spider for me. Hate the idea of them.

    The other most horrifying creature would be a human being that has so little compassion for other humans that they degrade, or humiliate them because they are different:  fat, thin, tall, short or anything that doesn't fit into the that person's idea of normal.

  9. Georgie Lowery profile image94
    Georgie Loweryposted 5 years ago

    Well, as a morbidly obese human, I would have to say judgmental people that hide behind the anonymity of the internet.

    1. Andy McGuire profile image79
      Andy McGuireposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Damn. So much for levity.

    2. Georgie Lowery profile image94
      Georgie Loweryposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      It's ok. I would have been just as annoyed if you'd said "crazy redheaded women that are addicted to eBay."

  10. Andy McGuire profile image79
    Andy McGuireposted 5 years ago

    Geez, try to add a little levity and all the serious folks come out to form an angry mob! I miss Twinkies just as much as the next guy and mean no harm....it's jooooookes, not an open forum for a debate about poor taste and America's health issues. Jokes. You either laugh or ya don't, and move on.

    1. profile image0
      Sarra Garrettposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      It is not funny making fun of over weight people.

    2. Andy McGuire profile image79
      Andy McGuireposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Perhaps. But there is a HUGE niche market for doing just that. Even fat comedians do it. My point stands that jokes is jokes.

    3. profile image0
      Sarra Garrettposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      That doesn't make it right.  You need to make better use of your time and write about something constructive that doesn't HURT.

    4. Melissa A Smith profile image99
      Melissa A Smithposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I agree with you Sarra Garrett. I wonder if the OP would say the same if his father or mother was in that condition?

    5. Andy McGuire profile image79
      Andy McGuireposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Yeah. Yeah, I would, I do actually. They laugh too, because they have senses of humor and can tell the difference between a playful ribbing and a bullying insult.

    6. Melissa A Smith profile image99
      Melissa A Smithposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Then you need to understand that your particular 'brand' of humor will not resonate with most people, especially those who are of a targeted group. 6 people here didn't find it funny, you should take that into consideration.

  11. ThompsonPen profile image80
    ThompsonPenposted 5 years ago

    ha ha! Politicians!
    but I can't hold anything against any creature if they are doing what is part of their instincts and nature. Politicians however - they choose to be corrupt and cruel (most of them any way)

  12. Dr. Haddox profile image78
    Dr. Haddoxposted 5 years ago

    There is not greater nightmare than the idea of a mentally deranged human monster, with an AK-47 and 3 or 4 (30 rounds) magazines. No animal, be it a bear, lion, rattle snake or whatever, is more dangerous than the creature mentioned in the above sentence.
    There are too many of these horrifying/disturbed creatures driving around in vehicles, scoping out the scene, actually, like accidents waiting to happen.
    As as doctor, who have practiced medicine globally, I have seen too many of the creatures, in Africa, in the Americas, and at different times in the history of the world, even in Asia.
    The better question is, "what do we do about these animals?" We know they exist, but "What do we do about it?" By the way, "doing nothing" is not the same as acting on the problem.
    Regards,
    Dr. Haddox

    1. tsadjatko profile image57
      tsadjatkoposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Hmm, so "a mentally deranged human monster, with an AK-47 and 3 or 4 (30 rounds) magazines" is more horrifying than an Islamist terrorist flying a hijacked jet into a building filled with thousands of civilians at work? We could just ban jets I gues.

  13. velzipmur profile image80
    velzipmurposted 5 years ago

    Humans, they are the only creatures that can think up all kinds of ugly, cruel and compleltly evil things to do to each other and animals.

  14. Melissa A Smith profile image99
    Melissa A Smithposted 5 years ago

    My answer is orca/killer whales. Some of them kill and eat the babies of other similarly self-aware animals like whales, only consuming their lip. They also sometimes kill porpoises and other dolphins without eating them. It is truly murder. I love bot flies and slugs, they mean no harm. And it's funny that people will say humans while they love to hang out with/ date them.

  15. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image96
    Wesman Todd Shawposted 5 years ago

    International bankers.  Is there anyone that provides the world more harm than an international banker?  Think about it - they fund and earn from every war, it's just what they do.

  16. Alastar Packer profile image84
    Alastar Packerposted 5 years ago

    Whats that insect beast from the Amazon River that follows ones urine stream back up like a spawning salmon and does horrible things? The Mexican drug war probably produces worse creatures, though

    1. Melissa A Smith profile image99
      Melissa A Smithposted 5 years agoin reply to this
    2. Alastar Packer profile image84
      Alastar Packerposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Candiru, fish, that's it. thanks Melissa.

 
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