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  Jaekelopterus Rhenaniae
by Mr. Ed
Monday, November 26, 2007
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That’s One Hell of a Big Bug!”


AD Member Andy James Turner,

Founder & President of SPLAT





The biggest bug to have ever lived

Was very recently found in Germany

I would have loved to have it by my side

In the BUG vs. SPLAT War I had with Andy


Its scientific name is Jaekelopterus Rhenaniae

It was a very huge and very hungry Sea Scorpion

And if this enormous insect had been on BUG’s side

I could have quickly put his SPLAT forces to an end


Very sadly, old Jaekelopterus died 390 million years ago

It used its powerful tail and enormous claws to catch prey

And a few years back, in our poetic BUG VS. SPLAT war

I could have enlisted this giant to end the hostilities in one day


Its fossilized remains were found in a rock quarry near Dusseldorf

It was a very ancient and very large ancestor of present day Arachnids

These truly enormous bugs eventually found a way to become much smaller

Somehow evolving into much tinier creatures, where in tiny crevices they hid


But don’t think that humans have won this epic SPLAT vs. Bug War just yet

At this very moment, insects still make up three quarters of all the life on Earth

If I could, I would resurrect old Jaekelopterus Rhenaniae and send him to Andy

Watching my old English chum open that box would truly fill my heart with mirth!



It’s Still a Bug’s World,

And It Always Will Be;

For If All the Insects Ever Die,

It’ll Be the End of You and Me.


Unlike We Human Beings,

Insects Keep Earth’s Ecosystems Alive;

Mother Earth Could Get Along Without Us,

But Only Through Insects, Can She Survive.



©2007, Mr. Ed – President of BUG





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Reviewed by m j hollingshead
enjoyed the read
Reviewed by Jerry Engler
I looked up and down the row, and I can't find Andy's review of this beautiful work. Do you suppose the bug ate him? Or, did it just bug him. In answer to those questions, I think Andy's the one on the right, although I would have to see his whiskers twitch to know for sure. Don't worry about him. I hear there are still roaches in the British Isles, just as in the Edward Isles, so he does have a bug. I wonder what's still down there in the Atlantic that we don't know about...Jerry
Reviewed by Mary Coe
What an interesting article. That is one BIG bug. Anexcellent write.
Reviewed by Tom Hyland
ED... nice pic - which one is ANDY?

send that sucker JAEKE down here to BAWLMER... we'll introduce him to OLD BAY SEASONING!
Talk about a CRAB FEAST - WOW!

and... please don't tell me 'they' TASTE LIKE CHICKEN! Tom.
Reviewed by William Bonilla
great informative write Ed
You these so well
Thank you
Peace be with you

Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan
this is great!!love this take on things-helps put it all in prospective
Reviewed by LadyJtalks LadyJzTalkZone (Reader)
Great write and thank you for yet another facet of life. Lady J
Reviewed by Barbara Smith
Ed, Wow, I would have run like a dog chasing a cat if this thing had tried to attack me. Do you think there are any eggs left? Please, don't send them this way if there are. I enjoyed the humor & the content of this writing.
Reviewed by Felix Perry
Way too kewl wonder if it tasted like lobster?

Reviewed by Debby & Gordon Rosenberg
eeeks... big bugs with claws...i prefer mine itsy bitsy...keep the the bugs...go organic
Reviewed by Amber Moonstone
This was so cool. I love the pic.
Peace, Love, and Light,
Amber "V"
Reviewed by D Johnson
Yeah, what Tinka said!

Reviewed by Tinka Boukes
Holy Jaekelopterus Rhenaniae am I glad I did not have to give THAT BUG CPR....he woulda bit my lucky lips off in one swooooooooch!!

Just imagine those claws around my neck.......thnk goodness Julie survived this one!!

LOve Jutinky
Reviewed by Walt Hardester
Not being a bugophobic myself, I can see the culinary possibilities of a bug this size. Gotta taste a lot like lobster.

Reviewed by Susan de Vegter
However! If we could but locate an egg and take out the DNA..Presto! Jurassic Jaekelopterus Rhenaniae
or JJR for short.

Anybody seen Andy lately?
Reviewed by Kate Clifford
Its a world with a bug in it :-)
Reviewed by J. Allen Wilson
Well done Sir...just need to extract some DNA and "There Back"
Reviewed by Christine Alwin
WOW,, what a BUG,,very good write,, we do have a food chain and if we are not careful,, yikes for us...Did you know many of our birds are down 75-80%,, because we are poisoning them??? not good,,,,,,

Andy, You are as cute as a bugs ear !!!!

Reviewed by Kimmy Van Kooten
So, your saying this bug could eat on Andy's head...set his plate right, top on Andy's noggin?
Bug vs. Splat War...hmmm?
You got guts!LOL!
Love and Peace~
Reviewed by Staci Gansky-Wagner
LOLLLLL too funny. I try to save bugs if I see them in my house, I set them free outside. I prob. could not have saved that one, I would have flipped if I saw a bug that large. That is a very lovely photo of Andy and Jaek.
Reviewed by Ed Matlack
As the one and only representative of the newly formed "SPLATTACK" force I have to say how this bug would be destroyed with our big sh** kicker boots, so bring him on and he will be designated for future reference as "Old Jaeke" (pronounced Jake)...Long live humanity...Ed, Chief Representative of Splattack!
Reviewed by Georg Mateos
Ed, you are bugging me!!!!!!!!!!!!
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
HolySmokes, Ed! If I EVER see a bug that big, I'm LEAVING!! NOOOO question about it!! I see a huge waterbug, and I wig!! YIKES!! A great write about a not so nice bug! Glad he's gone (I HOPE!....)!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn the Bug'Fraider. :)
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner
Good HEAVENS that is one. BIG. Bug! *shudders* And I think waterbugs freak me out...YIPE. An adorable write about a not so adorable subject.

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
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