Hat tip Kottke.org. If you live in the desert Southwest, you know centipedes. We have learned to make a quick dash for the kitchen tongs to toss the offending beasts outside, since squishing them usually doesn't work - and it's simply disgusting. As far as I am concerned, these are aggressive mean-spirited beings that serve no purpose except to harass unwitting mammalian residents. I have actually had them run back toward me when I've flung them out the door. All that said, our centipedes are no more than about 7 inches long - usually shorter. So this video makes me think I NEVER want to go to South America, even if it was in my list of places I'd like to go.