Gordian worm live inside crickets for long periods, feeding on the cricket's diet. Once fully grown, they inject chemicals into the ... all Â» cricket's brain brainwashing it and forcing it to kill itself by jumping into the water. Once in water, the worm wriggles out of the writhing body and swims off in search of a mate. Article published in Apr 06 Nature magazine
This guy stole a bait car from Burnaby, BC in November 2004. He drove the bait car from Burnaby into Vancouver, and then onto Highway One into Burnaby again. By the time he reached the highway, there were at least eight Burnaby RCMP and Vancouver police cars behind him. The police cars took up all three lanes of the freeway and when the time was right, they requested that an Ecomm operator disable the engine. It was at that time that the suspect finally figured out that he was in a bait car. When the car came to a stop and he heard the barking of a police dog, there was no sense of fight or flight left in him and he yelled, "Please don't let the dog chew me!" The suspect was arrested and held in custody until his trial which was on Christmas eve. He pleaded guilty to possession of stolen property and was given a Christmas present by the judge who sentenced him with time served - 39 days, which in the eyes of the courts counts as double time, or 78 days, since had been held in pre-trial custody. This suspect hopefully learned a valuable lesson: once you have stolen a bait car, there is nowhere to run and
Bait cars give police and the public an insider's view of what is going on inside a stolen vehicle. In this case, the car thieves can be heard planning their next crimes, smoking crystal meth or crack, setting off fireworks from the moving car, and planning a pursuit with police before their arrest.