Peacock Mantis Shrimpalooza

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The Peacock Mantis Shrimp is having a moment. Besides the cartoon at the Oatmeal and our piece about how the shrimp can break things without breaking itself, the whole internet is abuzz with love for this extraordinary creature. Here are a few videos of the shrimp in action.

1. Slo-Mo

“I haven’t [been hit by her],” says this shrimp’s owner, “but my boss has, and it did split down to the bone.” Yikes.

2. The National Geographic Treatment

Watch a Peacock Mantis smash glass to get to its prey in this Nat Geo segment on deadly predators.

3. In Living Color

Scope out all the beautiful colors that Bruce Lee the Mantis Shrimp has to offer.

4. True Facts

Well, everything but the bit about the clowns.

5. Getting Dinner

This poor clam is no match for the Peacock Mantis's powerful punch.

6. No pictures!

This shrimp isn’t a fan of the paparazzi.