RIP Philo

The potential of this product is unutterable

The review on this one is funny, but the comments on the review from people taking the review seriously are better.
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March 7th, 2007 9:48am
It's flat out illegal to knownly eat/kill any praying mantis or it's offspring in most states.
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March 7th, 2007 9:50am

In the US is it illegal to kill a praying mantis?

Origins: The Kill a mantis, go to jail belief that it is illegal to kill a praying mantis (a crime carrying a $50 fine as a punishment) has been floating around since the 1950s, and we have no idea where this bit of insectoid legal apocrypha came from. There is not (and never has been) any federal or state law proscribing the killing of praying mantises. They're certainly useful insects that are best left alone since they eat a lot of other bugs we consider pests, but they're hardly an endangered species. (If they were endangered, killing them would carry a fine far heftier than $50.) Maybe because they're considered beneficial insects and have such an unusual posture (they're prayin', fer gosh sake!) people literally thought it a crime to kill them.
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March 7th, 2007 10:02am
The person posting the review on amazon has a video here:
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March 7th, 2007 10:05am

is that what youi mean?
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March 7th, 2007 10:09am
Yep, I know what unutterable means.  Thanks.
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