Photo credit: National Geographic

No, you aren’t looking at one of the popular Troll toys from the 90s, but rather a real planthopper insect. According to National Geographic, “many planthoppers, like this one, exude long strands of waxy secretions from their abdomens. They may fool predators into harmlessly striking this ‘breakaway’ feature so that the insect may escape unharmed.” Click here to view the first image in today’s viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video showing why you shouldn’t leave two dogs alone with a baby.


A technology, gadget and video game enthusiast that loves covering the latest industry news. Favorite trade show? Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.