That Knife-Wielding Crab Video Is A Hoax

That Knife-Wielding Crab Video Is A Hoax

Did you see that video of a knife-wielding crab that went viral recently? Sadly, it's a hoax. The Washington Post spoke with an expert, and the whole thing was definitely staged. The crab didn't pick up the knife itself. In reality, the blade was almost certainly jammed into the crab's claw, and the crab can't let go.

Jack Cover of the National Aquarium in Baltimore told the Washington Post that the crab is clearly distressed. "It's a hoax," he said, to put it bluntly.

"Purely from a biologist's standpoint, I'm surprised the video is getting the attention it's getting. To me, it's sort of showing a little bit about our tendency to be very separate from nature," Cover told the Washington Post. "A crab is not known for its large brain and it's already got a pretty formidable weapon — that claw."

So we don't have to worry about knife-wielding crabs just yet, unless of course you jam a knife in a crab's claw. But what about box-wielding robots?

[Washington Post]

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Comments

    Spoiler Alert!!! Over 99% of the internet is fake.

    Oh, sorry. You weren't aware of that already?

      ^ That guy isn't even a real person. Could be a goat. Probably a comment bot.

    I just don't know what to believe anymore.

    Though I went fishing once, chucked a live Muddy in the bucket with a stubby cooler and fish knife, and when I came back he had the cooler in one claw and knife in the other. So may not be all that fake.

    well what did people think? of course the knife was put in its claw.. its just funny because its a crab holding a knife and he looks like he wants to shank somebody.

      The thing just looked scared to me.

    But still, the crab is welding that knife even if it was put there and it is hilarious to watch.

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