First, the wicked – an unlucky Chestnut-breasted Mannikin gets snared in the web of an abnormally large golden orb spider, which looks like something out of Starship Troopers.
What happens next is more or less undocumented, as the spider wrestles and then devours the bird, all caught on camera by an Australian retiree whose backyard hosted this scene of pure badassery. You can see a gallery of the rest of the pictures here.

Now, the awesome. I had forgotten all about this until a friend brought it up again at work, and reminded me that it is probably the coolest thing I’ve ever seen. Everything a layman needs to know about particle physics, dark matter, how the Large Hadron Collider works (when it works) and what it’s for, nestled in the warm bosom of five minutes of astonishingly good rap.
Enjoy.

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