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People Say That They’re Finding Worms In Their Tea Bags…But Lipton Isn’t So Sure

Lipton Tea is involved in a huge scandal right now that was caused by a YouTube video. A woman claims that she spotted strange worms in several tea bags. After she filmed herself opening a bag of tea and picking through the worms, the video quickly went viral.

Representatives from Lipton have denied this claim that their tea bags are riddled with worms by saying that the “worms” are actually lemon flavoring. Check out the video below and decide for yourself.

Here’s the original video:

And this is Lipton’s response:

According to Snopes, Lipton is correct in their claim that the worms are just flavor additives. When submerged in hot water, the objects in question instantly dissolve. Real worms wouldn’t do that. As a tea enthusiast, I appreciate this woman’s vigilance either way.

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When You See What They’re Using To Make Art, Your Skin Will Crawl

The makers of Raid roach spray just did something artistic, and it’s quite possibly the weirdest project of all time.

Walking into an art gallery, you never know what you’re going to see. Just ask these unsuspecting patrons. Instead of pencils or paint, the creators who made these works used hundreds of dead cockroaches to create a stunning series.

That’s kind of morbid, isn’t it? Poor little guys. That being said, it’s kind of beautiful when you take a step back and just look at these pieces for what they are.

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10 Photos That Prove The Praying Mantis Is The Most Badass Insect On Earth

When it comes to the animal kingdom, the undisputed champion is the sloth (in my personal opinion, anyway). But what about when it comes to insects more specifically? I would like to nominate the praying mantis for the title of “Most Badass Bug.”

They might not seem like much at first glance, but they’re scrappy and they fight creatures much bigger and stronger than they are (and often win). Just have a look at some of these photos and videos. I think they’ll make you understand my logic.

When a praying mantis sets its sights on you, you don’t stand a chance…especially if they catch you off guard, like this poor lizard.

They don’t discriminate on the basis of cuteness either. In some areas of the country, hummingbirds are on the praying mantis’ menu.

That one never stood a chance.

The same goes for frogs.

And spiders, apparently.

They’re also experts when it comes to blending in. This particular species of mantis actually evolved to look like a wasp.

Let’s just say they go for some unusual prey.

Even though the cat survived this time around, I bet it’s scarred for life now.

They’re also disturbingly good at fishing, which freaks me out.

Eventually, every living thing meets its match. For this poor praying mantis, it happened to be the web of a rather large spider.

(via Reddit)

Even though they are fearsome, I’d much rather have to deal with a praying mantis invading my home than a snake or spider.

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Butterfly Joins Flutist While She Performs At An International Competition.

Japanese-born, Chicago-based flutist Yukie Ota encountered a peculiar distraction as she played in the first round of the Carl Nielsen International Flute Competition in Odense, Denmark.

A majestic butterfly wanted a front row seat during Ota’s performance, obviously wooed by the beautiful sound of her flute. So it did what butterflies do, by fluttering its wings and landing right on Ota’s nose. The flutist wasn’t fazed at all, keeping her calm and embracing the butterfly’s magnificent landing. Ota finally interacted with the butterfly at the end of her piece.

(Source: Kanal tilhørende Odensesymfoni)

I respect her tenacity to finish her performance. I would have knocked myself out with the flute. I tend to react poorly to insects, no matter how majestic they seem.