A shocking-weird picture posted on the subreddit Oddly Terrifying has gone viral on Reddit over the past few days. Centipede (Scutigera coleoptrata), a house found in an apartment in Japan. One of the reasons why many people are confused by critics is the vaguely threatening claim that “they are fast” – which is completely true. Despite adjusting up to 15 pairs of legs, the centipedes can move at a speed of 40 centimeters (16 inches) per second.
Okay, about 0.9 miles per hour (1.45 kilometers per hour) which is a bit more pathetic than our powerful humans – but when you see an insect moving at that speed, and the walls and ceiling go up, well, see for yourself.
Since a user holds it, it can run “from your arm to the back of your sinus cavity in 2 seconds”. The good news is, they’re not likely to hurt you (there’s bad news later, we promise). Geiger, as they are known in Japan, is actually something you probably want in your home. Pesticides will eat other insects in your home, as well as arachnids. They will happily make you happy on cockroaches, deer, bed bugs, silverfish, spiders, and any other crater.
They are poisonous, providing stings with their front legs, but this is something they rarely do with humans and if they do, you probably won’t feel anything other than mild discomfort. One Reddit user wrote, “If you see them, you have something else in your home that is good to eat at home, but you don’t notice them because House Centipede is actively taking control of that problem for you.”
“Now, if you have a ton of house centipedes and they are often seen … you should actually worry less about them, and think more about what horrible things you have in your house to attract so much …” “Good night! Sleep well!” Okay, now to the two news stories: there are species of centipedes that dream a little more than two nights, especially Mukade (Scolopendra subspecies).
These centipedes can grow up to 38 centimeters (15 inches) and provide much more painful stings that sometimes require treatment or at least anti-inflammatory. One death was associated with the bite of a centipede, a 21-year-old man who had been thrown three times by an animal for nine months. His doctors believe his death was an allergic reaction to the fourth string, which was caused by a previous bite.