The Alien World of the Cambrian

If you were to wake up one day and find yourself surrounded by these amazing creatures, after first freaking out, you would probably come to the conclusion that you were on some alien world.

But in actuality these are all real organisms from earths distant past - the Cambrian period. Artists and animators have joined forces with paleontologists to produce these visualisations of the various fossils found all over the world.

It is likely planet earth will never see a period like this again, and however horrifying it may have been, that is disappointing.

I have listed the names of the arthropods in the captions of each photo.

HH: I am always freaked out by horseshoe crabs. They just seem alien, primeval, and too much a strange hybrid of things wierd gone wrong.  

I know all creatures, large and small, have a right to respect, but they still freak me out.

The guy, on the other hand, does not freak me out at all if he would lose that crab.


What Is a Horseshoe Crab?

The horseshoe crab belongs to the large group of invertebrates (animals without backbones) called Arthropods. This group also includes lobsters, crabs, insects, spiders, and scorpions. Even though it looks crab-like, with a hard shell and claws, the horseshoe crab is more closely related to scorpions and spiders.


There has been a sudden increase in spiders in the UK recently, something to do with the weather apprently.

But i question why people get so scared of spiders? They really are no harm! Don’t get me wrong i wouldn’t like one crawling on me, because the only thing i’d accept crawling on me is 12 puppies or baby chicks! I guess sometimes being scared of spiders is a fashion girls thing… when girls do it for attention to fit the ridiculous stereotype is sickening, they really cannot hurt you, the ones in the UK anyway! Maybe its because spiders are of different classification to us? We are Mammals, they are Anthropods. I mean they don’t have the same characteristics, for example.. with dogs… its easy to tell what they want and are thinking… but with a spider you can’t tell if its peckish or not! But spiders kill flies! and flies are cunts! More importantly, they kill Mosquito’s, and i tell you one thing, Mosquito’s are the biggest cunts of the world! even more cuntish than David Cameron… and he’s a real cunt! (cunt.)
Understandably, there are real phobia’s to spiders, but when the issue of being Arachnophobic is chucked around these days, i think it takes away the actual genuine phobia that some people have. I wouldn’t call yourself a Arachnophobic if your just a person who screams at spiders like a munter for attention, its not fair on the people who have a genuine phobia who probably have been near some of the deadliest spiders in the world and have like… been beat up by one or something.

They really are not that bad.