Does Lubbock Have A Strange Obsession With Deadly Shrimp And Rap Music?
So, yeah. We search for some CRAZY S#!T here in the Hubbaplex.
Earlier, Kelsee Pitman gave us some insight as to Lubbock's Top 10 Google Searches of 2022. Actually, Number 1 didn't surprise me as much as the fact that we always seem to be on the hunt for a dispensary (They're in New Mexico, Cheech), or a Game Room (They ain't playing Parcheesi in there, Newb).
However. digging a little deeper into Lubbock's seedy Google history shows that there are some rather surprising things that we are curious about. For example:
OCEANIC MURDER ROACHES
Our Top Trending Animal is a PISTOL SHRIMP? And, we are the ONLY area in the nation that has this at the top? Also, what the bloody hell IS a PISTOL SHRIMP?
Cute, right? Just try something.
According to the party animals at HowStuffWorks:
Pistol shrimp, also known as snapping shrimp, earn their sea cred by creating something that's seemingly childlike and innocuous: bubbles. But these definitely aren't your ordinary bubbles — they make a sound louder than a gun and generate massive amounts of heat.
Pistol shrimp "shoot" these deadly bubbles to kill prey, jackhammer into rock to create burrows or protect said burrows from other, jealous shrimp. They have no need for a fancy holster or to stock up on ammo — their gun is built right into their one, oversized snapper claw that can grow to be half the size of their tiny body.
Apparently, they use super-heated lightning bubbles to kill things. And Lubbock is OBSESSED with them.
Is it the idea that these little buggers are actually Stone Cold KILLERS? Heck, we even went down the rabbit hole and found this to educate us:
The other surprising find, much to the dismay of our metalhead compadres down the hall, is this little nugget:
Not Rock, Not Tejano, Not Texas Red Dirt, but RAP.
Now, maybe it's because we've hear about rap stars on TV, and maybe there are some old cowpokes wondering what all the fussin' and feudin' is all about, but this is a little surprising. Or, Google made a mistake and we are actually searching for CRAP, since this is an agricultural area, and fertilizer is in high demand. Or, maybe I'm reaching because I can't figure it out either.
Unless, that nice Texas Gentleman you see driving a combiner while tending his cotton crop actually has Young Thug blasting in his Air Pods, and named his prize longhorns "Biggie" and "Tupac".