Usually, I'm indifferent to bugs and the like, but when Edo leaped out of bed with a yelp - bitten by a mukade, a Giant Japanese Centipede - I had the willies. These suckers are fatty, several inches in length, covered in thick crunchy armor, framed in fast moving legs. Here's a video of the bugger, nabbed under a plastic container. Holy heebie-jeebies.
The mukade's bite is venomous and causes a lot of pain, but like a bee sting it's generally not life threatening. Coincidentally, last week at my Japanese teacher's house we talked about common creepy crawlers and methods dispatch. I was instructed to drop mukade into boiling water so I did.
Here's the beast post-mortem.