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One of the great things about a sunny summer afternoon is hopping into a pristine car and hitting the open road. The only problem is after a few hours of fun, the windshield is usually covered with little splatters that get increasing hard to see through, and using the windshield washer just makes things worse. Who would have thought that such carnage would make for entertaining viewing? If you ever wanted to see what that mess is comprised of, now is your chance, as the German magazine Spiegel has a series of ultra-closeup shots of bugs that have met their demise with various vehicles.

[Source: Spiegel via WindingRoad]

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      • 8 Years Ago
      How about this carnage, video of a seagull smacking an EVO

      far jr
      • 8 Years Ago
      Michael B... nice observation. Very interesting.

      Jim Sanders... I agree with Snix, very interesting analysis... just hope your not PETA minded and serious.

      Bugger... You don't have a little PETA in you do ya? You know if we would outlaw cars and return to horse and buggy, speeds would drop and we could save a lot of bugs... but what about the poor horses?
      • 8 Years Ago
      What's the last thing that goes through a bug's brain as it hits your windshield?

      Its ass!

      • 8 Years Ago
      Actually, the series first appeared in Süddeutsche Zeitung Magazin..
      • 8 Years Ago
      Bring back DDT!!
      • 8 Years Ago
      mmmmmmmmmmmmm bugs.

      Fascinating pictures!

      • 8 Years Ago
      somewhat sad.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Wow. Look at how it smacked into the windshield tail first.
      It looks like this bug was trying to get away as the vehicle chased it down and murdered it.
      The vehicle approached the bug from behind at high speed, and obliterated the bug's abdomen. Its intestines crushed and spewed out their contents.
      The bug's open circulatory system immediately bursts. Its blood coagulates in a desperate attempt to heal the wound.
      But the wound was too big for any blood clot.
      All that's left is a pool of coagulated yellow insectoid blood and intestinal contents.
      You can see the bug's agony, as its neck and leg muscles contract and contort into its final position.
      • 8 Years Ago
      As Cleveland would say on Family guy.."oh thaaaats naaastay!" lol.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Bugs are more attractive than the cars that hit them