Thanks to their sturdy exoskeletons, claws, and ability to regenerate limbs, crustaceans are some of the most interesting animals on Earth. TierZoo takes an in-depth look at these hard-shelled arthropods and stacks up the offenses, defenses, and other abilities of these crusty creatures, from the lowly barnacle to the mighty mantis shrimp.
Restaurants in Japan sometimes use fake food in their display windows. Shigeharu Takeuchi has been honing his skills in creating lookalike food for over 50 years. In this Process X video, you’ll see how he makes realistic lettuce, omelets, tempura shrimp, and other inedible delicacies from wax, pigments, and plastic. He even makes caulk look like an appetizing dessert.
Octopi thrive on shellfish and other small sea creatures. But when an octopus thinks it can gobble down a mantis shrimp, it gets quite the surprise from the powerful crustacean. Nat Geo WILD captured this amazing footage of the terrifying shrimp as it protects itself and delivers blow after blow on its eight-legged foe.