Saturday, March 18, 2023

Sync: Another yellow ptero, St. Valentine's Day, Empire of the Ants

This year-old video was for some reason featured for me on the front page of YouTube. Note the non-dinosaur they chose for the thumbnail and what color it is.

The first part of the video itself closely parallels the H. G. Wells story "The Star," which I recently read. Later, it talks about an asteroid that may come dangerously close to Earth on Valentine's Day 2060.

Update: I mentioned that the video parallels an H. G. Wells story I read recently. The Wells story I am currently reading is called "Empire of the Ants." Hours after posting this, I got on YouTube again, and this was one of the recommended videos:

I'm not going to watch it -- not interested in seeing legs being ripped off -- but "Empire Of The . . . Ants" exactly parallels the title of the Wells story. I have not posted or searched for anything ant-related recently. The only thing Google could possibly know is that some time ago I downloaded The Country of the Blind and Other Stories, a collection of 33 short stories including "The Empire of the Ants."


Wm Jas Tychonievich said...

YouTube itself, it turns out, was launched on St. Valentine's Day 2005.

ben said...

Interesting 22m view count.

If you wanna see a cool documentary about pterosaurs:

PS Saw this kinda recently (was there for the syncs) after you brought up the pterosaur vision but didn't post because too cringe:

"you pterodactyl fly"

ben said...

Another good one:

If you don't wanna see (and/or hear) a sauropod lay an egg through some kind of birthing tube - don't watch

Wes S said...

There is a popular ant-bait under the brand name "Terro".

(Is is very effective: set out the liquid baits and, within hours, unsettingly huge trails of ants appear everywhere, giving the chance to seal all the cracks they're coming in from after they return the poison to their colony.)

Wm Jas Tychonievich said...

After finishing the book of H. G. Wells stories, I turned back to what I had been reading before: the collected nonsense of Edward Lear. I read this in "The History of the Seven Families of the Lake Pipple-Popple":

So, being hungry, they [the seven young Storks] were going to divide him [a large frog] into seven pieces, when they began to quarrel as to which of his legs should be taken off first.

This syncs with "Ants Rip Queen's Legs Off."

ben said...


Divided into seven fits with what we've talked about

ben said...

Seven storks, seven babies?

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