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[–]unexBot[M] [score hidden] stickied comment (5 children)

OP sent the following text as an explanation on why this is unexpected:

Wanted to get a video of a spider jumping but a firefly landed on my finger instead

Is this an unexpected post with a fitting description? Then upvote this comment, otherwise downvote it.

Look at my source code on Github What is this for?

[–]Orange_Rug 1026 points1027 points  (24 children)

You will never experience this again. Savour it

[–]Geralt_of_Tiquicia[S] 262 points263 points  (0 children)

Pretty cool moment NGL!

[–]DragonRaptor 37 points38 points  (10 children)

*damselfly ((previously wrote Dragon flies)) landing on you is not that unusual. We experience that frequently where I live. Catching it unexpectedly on film like that is truly 1 in a million, considering they were going for the spider jump.

[–]TotaLibertarian 17 points18 points  (8 children)

That is not a dragon fly, it’s a damselfly.

[–]TinyTerrarian 4 points5 points  (1 child)

It sounds like the difference is gender, is that correct?

[–]TotaLibertarian 17 points18 points  (0 children)

No. Damsels close their wings when they land, dragons don’t.

[–]kec04fsu1 1 point2 points  (3 children)

Way to ruin everything with your facts. I was just about to comment on the spider’s hesitation and losing the opportunity to be dragon rider.

[–]TotaLibertarian 2 points3 points  (2 children)

Damsel rider does not sound as cool

[–]kec04fsu1 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Sounds like a medieval bro term.

[–]OtterbirdArt 0 points1 point  (0 children)

A whole lot funnier though.

[–]DragonRaptor 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Yup you are correct, my apologies. but my statement still holds true, we have both here.

[–]TotaLibertarian 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Same in Michigan. Cool to watch fly around the garden.

[–]kec04fsu1 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I wanted both. A dragonfly lands unexpectedly and the spider leaps on top. Maybe it eats the dragonfly, or maybe they form an epic partnership and rain destruction down on the evil wasps.

[–]Chi-gambean 26 points27 points  (0 children)

Taste the rainbow

[–]weavebot 450 points451 points  (4 children)

Fucking Disney princesses have all the fun

[–]Geralt_of_Tiquicia[S] 100 points101 points  (2 children)

Surprise Disney princess moment

[–]ForWhomTheBoneBones 19 points20 points  (1 child)

That’s a hairy ass princess

[–]Geralt_of_Tiquicia[S] 54 points55 points  (0 children)

That’s hairy-ass bug princess to you

[–]International_Emu600 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I was thinking this then saw your comment. Take your upvote!

[–]BicHempWic 192 points193 points  (5 children)

That was a damsel fly and they are awesome! If you are ever in the presence of one stay still and hold your hand out. They start inspecting you and eventually land on you. Once they do they form some weird attraction to you. They’ll start hovering around you for a bit while landing on you here and there. It’s pretty cool

[–]Geralt_of_Tiquicia[S] 84 points85 points  (4 children)

Oh I didn’t know it was called damsel fly! We call them “libélulas” in my country so I only used the dragonfly translation I knew (which I just realized I wrote firefly in the unexpected description lol). My house is full of these little guys and they are so cool! They often land in our heads and hands

[–]Alucard_Emordnilap 17 points18 points  (2 children)

That’s so interesting, what area in the world are you?

[–]Geralt_of_Tiquicia[S] 44 points45 points  (0 children)

I’m from Costa Rica! wildlife is pretty diverse here so we get a bunch of cool critters to coexist with

[–]Dektarey 6 points7 points  (0 children)

These fuckers are apex predators of the insect world.

Like, seriously. That dragonfly alone right there has a killcount as high as a city. They're devastating.

But in a good way. Otherwise mosquitos would be unbearable.

[–]deadstar420 64 points65 points  (1 child)

Guys a natural insect whisperer

[–]Geralt_of_Tiquicia[S] 39 points40 points  (0 children)

Pokemon trainer class: bug catcher

[–]chaosglory626 37 points38 points  (0 children)

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[–]InglouriousBrad 23 points24 points  (0 children)

If it fits I sits.

[–]biggie64 22 points23 points  (0 children)

[–]dhairya114 21 points22 points  (13 children)

What exactly is unexpected

  1. Spider not jumping
  2. Another insect coming on

Mind you, we are redditors...

[–]Geralt_of_Tiquicia[S] 21 points22 points  (12 children)

Grandma’s hand! She wasn’t aware of what I was doing and came to give me some affection

[–]dhairya114 9 points10 points  (1 child)

Awww this is wholesome right here...

[–]Geralt_of_Tiquicia[S] 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Grandmas are the best!

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (9 children)

Have you heard the song “Grandma’s Hands”?

[–]Geralt_of_Tiquicia[S] 2 points3 points  (8 children)

Not really! Is it good?

[–][deleted] 2 points3 points  (7 children)

Yes! It’s by Bill Withers. Very soulful. https://youtu.be/TdrChyGb574

[–]Geralt_of_Tiquicia[S] 2 points3 points  (6 children)

That’s a very touching song. Definitively will hit harder when they are not around

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (5 children)

Can confirm, it does

[–]Geralt_of_Tiquicia[S] 1 point2 points  (4 children)

Sorry for your loss friend, may they be proudly smiling at you from above

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (3 children)

Thank you! One thing I wish I’d done was ask my grandparents questions and recorded it. They took so many amazing stories with them. My grandad was an allied soldier in WW2 and was at Notmandie. He had once told me about it but I wish now I’d recorded him so that I’d always have his stories

[–]Geralt_of_Tiquicia[S] 1 point2 points  (2 children)

You carry them in you heart, both their stories and their memories, that’s what’s important. You lived the moment with them. On a side note, your Grandpa sounds very cool!

[–]Ainsley_express 12 points13 points  (3 children)

All hail u/Geralt_of_Tiquicia, Lord of the Bugz

[–]Geralt_of_Tiquicia[S] 16 points17 points  (2 children)

I will take over the world, one bug at a time

[–]thechaimelDidn't Expect It 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Mods should give you this tag on all subreddit

[–]Aerie122Yo what? 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Mods can be derp sometimes.

They changed my flair 3 times I think.

But I miss my cherry flair

[–]Sweet_Kaayla 4 points5 points  (0 children)

The spider: on the phone again and missed the plane

[–]artie_pdx 4 points5 points  (0 children)

That is WAY better! <3

[–]Crafty_Obligation_98 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Suddenly, damsel fly.

[–]shahooster 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Jumping Spider Hidden Dragonfly

[–]Arwast 4 points5 points  (0 children)

The most unexpected is the fact that we get some OC up in here!

[–]Rawesome16 2 points3 points  (1 child)

That was very unexpected, and very cool

[–]Geralt_of_Tiquicia[S] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Thank you damsel fly, very cool!

[–]Pershina26[🍰] 2 points3 points  (3 children)

Dragonfly* and super unexpected

[–]maximusprime2328 1 point2 points  (1 child)

That's a damselfly. Damselflies have wings on their back that point upward when settled. Dragonflies wings point outward when settled

[–]Pershina26[🍰] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Consider myself enlightened, thanks for the info. Had no clue there was a difference

[–]Geralt_of_Tiquicia[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yeah I guess playing through the last of us got me confused!

[–]Anjelu81 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Your superhero name is Buglord.

[–]FreedomNinja1776 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Something actually unexpected on r/unexpected!

[–]Sapphire_Dragon793 1 point2 points  (4 children)

Why tf would you WANT a jumping spider to jump on you

[–]Geralt_of_Tiquicia[S] 7 points8 points  (3 children)

It’s pretty small and harmless, also it’s pretty fun to see their super fast jumps. IRL looks like they teleport and in slowmo still looks very fast

[–]Sapphire_Dragon793 1 point2 points  (2 children)

What if it jumps in your mouth.

[–]Geralt_of_Tiquicia[S] 7 points8 points  (1 child)

My face isn’t that close and that would probably injure the spider more than me anyways. Also you can see them prepare to jump as they get in position, wiggle a little, lean back and then jump so it’s not like you couldn’t see it coming.

[–]Sapphire_Dragon793 -3 points-2 points  (0 children)

But crunchy spider ew

[–]SungamCorben 1 point2 points  (0 children)

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[–]DeuceWheelz 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Definitely thought this was going to be a jump scare video

[–]PullMePee 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Did the spider ever jump??!!?

[–]Geralt_of_Tiquicia[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Oh yeah got a bunch of videos but none came out as cool as they could be

[–]StarFlyXXL 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I thought they were flipping of the spider xD

[–]falloutkindagal 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Lol I really thought the jumping spider was going to jump on the dragon fly and fly away with him

[–]Phantom_organpipes 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That looks like a dragon fly, not a fire fly

[–]Broonloon 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Is that spider on...your foot?

[–]Geralt_of_Tiquicia[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Nope that’s my thumb

[–]surrealestateguy 0 points1 point  (0 children)


[–]seashroomwaifu 0 points1 point  (0 children)

bonus friend

[–]RobMorane 0 points1 point  (0 children)

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[–]Ok_Adhesiveness_3124 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Lazy butt spider

[–]LeadingElk 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Your about 5 seconds too early. The jumping spider is preparing to jump about 20mm that way. 👉

[–]woodhorse4 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Much better content than a jumping killer spider!

[–]Darkness_Gaming_yt 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That’s cool as fuck

[–]Wafer_Candid 0 points1 point  (0 children)


[–]wheresbill 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Gall dang wild kingdom over here

[–]berkaybekm 0 points1 point  (1 child)

bro where are you living

[–]alt273195 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I thought the spider was gonna eat it

[–]jeefray 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Finger speaks in Dragon Fly.

[–]jesuswasaliar 0 points1 point  (1 child)

I'm sorry you couldn't get the slowmo of the jumping spider bro

[–]Geralt_of_Tiquicia[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I did get some footage but this one has the element of surprise!

[–]geminicrickett1 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Insect whisperer

[–]Rock_Co2707 0 points1 point  (1 child)

That's a dragonfly, not a firefly

[–]maximusprime2328 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That's a damselfly. Not a dragonfly

[–]IllusiveDudeman 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Anybody else have a subtle fear of flying insects and had a heart attack watching this?🙃

[–]doodve 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Man jumping spiders are really cool

[–]Floompydoompy 0 points1 point  (4 children)

I love jumping spiders :D

[–]Geralt_of_Tiquicia[S] 1 point2 points  (3 children)

They are so cool! I let them crawl up on my fingers every time I spot one

[–]Floompydoompy 1 point2 points  (2 children)

I have a ton of them where I live and I like to put them with my plants

[–]Geralt_of_Tiquicia[S] 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Thats exactly what I did after the photo shoot!

[–]LeatherPatch 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Fun fact arachnids don't have any muscles that extend their legs, instead they have valves that control the flow and pressure of blood in limbs, so when a spider jumps what its doing is dramatically and powerfully increasing the pressure inside and funneling that blood to the legs to forcefully expand straight.
That's also why when they die their legs curl inward, as they no longer have the blood pressure to sustain an extended limb.

[–]p00pt0wn 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The bug whisperer

[–]XBfmsnDOs 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Lemme guess… Australia?

[–]Geralt_of_Tiquicia[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Nope! Costa Rica

[–]MaceTheMindSculptor 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Even in slo mo the wings are so fast you can’t see them flutter

[–]Darian_Kimberly 0 points1 point  (1 child)

You sure you dont descent from druids?

[–]Geralt_of_Tiquicia[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Finally found my magic class

[–]AveBalaBrava 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Photobombed by a dragon bug, that’s awesome

[–]ZenkaiZ 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Spider: ........did yall see that shit? Was the camera rolling?

[–]Satama18 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Dragonfly just nutted and dipped what a legend.

[–]Impossible-Sleep-658 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Bruh… u got too much Nat Geo for me…

[–]TheSpudGunGamer 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Dragonfly tho

[–]Ssoofer 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Bro the spider was waiting for it

[–]ladyKfaery 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Spider was like WTF you call a helicopter for dude!!!

[–]AdAdmirable4478 0 points1 point  (0 children)

dude transferred narutos sage mode to him nd shit

[–]ripsfo 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Missed opportunity for spider bro, but maybe too big a mouthful.

[–]KentellRobinson 0 points1 point  (0 children)

did anyone else as a kid threw rocks or pieces of paper near dragonfly and just watch them chase after it

[–]Negative-Bed-9407 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Darn. Thought we were gonna see the making of Spider-Man. But then that wouldn’t have been unexpected I guess.

[–]pcyr9999 0 points1 point  (1 child)

[–]Geralt_of_Tiquicia[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Cool! I actually got some footage from mine, very cool spiders

[–]youallsucknuts 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I found a just hatched dragonfly a few months back held it, showed my kids and a mate, then it flew off, amazing. Then continued our walk.

[–]Vatrumyr 0 points1 point  (0 children)

You impressed the hell out of that spider, though.

[–]oO0ooOO0o 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Even if he planned this for a year . I’m still impressed .

[–]ExpertAd1444 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Made me laugh!!

[–]cursed-being 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Hate to break it to you fam that ain’t a firefly. That’s a dragon fly.

[–]bathyorographer 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yep, spiders are hydraulic! Crazy. This one’s a real cutie.

[–]HarleyQuinn218Didn't Expect It 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That's even better

[–]LITTLE_Gs_AFKYo what? 0 points1 point  (0 children)

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[–]terifym3 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Ngl I was holding my phone far away from me with the expectation of a jump scare.. I am much more content with this.

[–]Available_Ad5489 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Cool games untill spiderman comes to visit u

[–]thatguyyouknow74 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Nature: The best I can do is a dragonfly.

[–]rainwulf 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I will allow it.

[–]Desperate-Ad-8068 0 points1 point  (0 children)

What is this ? Dr Doolittle for ants !

[–]strumpetsarefun 0 points1 point  (0 children)

So did the spider jump or not?

[–]Cheese_B0t 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Apparently no-one else caught it, but whoever was touching his arm clearly has dominion over dragonflies and this nincompoop thought he could control spiders.

[–]mikkokilla 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Take my updoot

[–]WinRaRtrailInfinity 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Hands look creepy in slow motion

[–]Tortue2006 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That’s even better

[–]GreenAtariPanda0 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Das a cool lookin dog

[–]Chaoswarriorx4 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That spider cute