House Centipede Gets Too Close

House centipedes are attracted to water — like the glass of water you leave on your bedside table.

Its difficult to capture in a photograph how fast these things actually move, but suffice to say you don’t want to see one anywhere close to where you sleep — even if they do eat all kinds of actual household pests.

If you shoot a centipede, the two pieces do not independently try to attack you. However, if you crush it under a tissue box, its legs will start moving involuntarily and creep you out as they brush against the cardboard.