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Cthulhu Found!

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posted on Apr, 4 2013 @ 01:31 AM

UBC researchers have discovered two new symbionts living in the gut of termites, and taken the unusual step of naming them after fictional monsters created by American horror author HP Lovecraft.

The single-cell protists, Cthulhu macrofasciculumque and Cthylla microfasciculumque, help termites digest wood. The researchers decided to name them after monstrous cosmic entities featured in Lovecraft’s Cthulhu Mythos as an ode to the sometimes strange and fascinating world of the microbe.

Well everyone, that's that. Cthulhu exists. What else were you expecting?

They're not so terrifying really, I mean they're so little and harmle..fwlkjftaghn ia ia my god the ANGLES!

posted on Apr, 4 2013 @ 01:44 AM
reply to post by Mr Headshot

Oh my gawd no! The old wooden fen...


posted on Apr, 4 2013 @ 01:46 AM
Reply to post by Mr Headshot

You know, we're going to feel bad we wasted an awesome name when a giant space squid attacks the ISS. We're just going to have to call it "space squid" because some jackoff biologists ruined the name by using it.

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posted on Apr, 4 2013 @ 01:52 AM
Well, I just have to say Ia! Ia! Shub Niggurath! Cthulhu fh'tagn! Ph'nglui Mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn!

posted on Apr, 4 2013 @ 01:54 AM
reply to post by Mr Headshot

I thought they already found Cthulu black when the compared the origin of the Bloop to area noted in the Lovecraft story.

Pshh.. termite parasites.

posted on Apr, 4 2013 @ 08:18 AM
reply to post by GreenGlassDoor

They'll just name it Azathoth

posted on Apr, 4 2013 @ 08:23 AM
I am a little confused. Is this a new discovery ?
The reason I asked is I was watching a YT video of kent lovind.
He is a teacher/preacher/ and owns a adventure park In Florida.
So kent uses this very same microbe or whatever it is inside the termites stomach as a reason creation makes more sense then evolution.
The video is pretty old . So not sure how this could be new .

posted on Apr, 4 2013 @ 08:54 AM
They should have named them Goa'ulds. Maybe the termites don't have glowing eyes.

posted on Apr, 4 2013 @ 09:12 AM
That's funny, I always thought he would be bigger.

(waiting for the gratuitous "that's what she said" comments)

posted on Apr, 4 2013 @ 10:00 AM
reply to post by navione

What I gathered was that they've known about these types of critters for a while, but this specific species of them is a new find.

posted on Apr, 4 2013 @ 11:50 AM
reply to post by Mr Headshot

They already named a spider after cthulhu though. It seems like they will name anything but squids after it.

posted on Apr, 4 2013 @ 12:05 PM
reply to post by grey9438

A spider? Whaaaaa

At least name it Pimoa Shelob

posted on Apr, 4 2013 @ 12:06 PM
Morphology of Cthulhu macrofasciculumque

Seems to fit the bill. I would like to see three or four of them take on a tardigrade.

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