Creepy spider!

I, for one, like spider pics. Keep 'em comin' boys!

Thank you United Kingdom for your complete lack of giant arachnids. The pictures don't bother me, but I'm sure one of those bad boys jumping at my face would.

ApplepieChamploo wrote:
Thank you United Kingdom for your complete lack of giant arachnids. The pictures don't bother me, but I'm sure one of those bad boys jumping at my face would.

Oh, they're there. They're just...waiting.

Happy Spider is awesome.

Aries wrote:
I, for one, like spider pics. Keep 'em comin' boys!

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Unhappy spider.

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Happy spider!

Here's a repost of my little baby in Austin:

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This is a garden spider I found in our front yard last summer. It actually caught a bumblebee in its web one time.

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tanstaafl wrote:
This is a garden spider I found in our front yard last summer. It actually caught a bumblebee in its web one time.

Yay! Synchronous golden orb weaver postings!

A garden spider catching a bumble bee is impressive. Cicada, slightly more impressive. O_O

I heard or read somewhere that on average, humans are never more than five feet away from a spider at all times anywhere, possibly excluding arctic regions.

Also that humans eat up to 8 spiders a year while sleeping.

Grenn wrote:
Also that humans eat up to 8 spiders a year while sleeping.

You will burn for your insolence.

ColdForged wrote:
Grenn wrote:
Also that humans eat up to 8 spiders a year while sleeping.

You will burn for your insolence.

You'll be too tired to catch me.

My girlfriend is bothered by these little, less than fingernail sized spiders that make webs outside her mom's house. I should show her some of these pictures so she can see spiders that actually deserve her fear.

Any goodjers from Australia?

Grenn wrote:
Any goodjers from Australia?

Love it...

National Geographic wrote:
Massive fangs...like daggers... enough force to penetrate a human toenail!

Cambodians have the right idea.

ApplepieChamploo wrote:
Thank you United Kingdom for your complete lack of giant arachnids. The pictures don't bother me, but I'm sure one of those bad boys jumping at my face would.

I thought they were all underground. There's a vast network of tunnels below the UK, at least from all the sci-fi and horror I've read.

misterglass wrote:
ApplepieChamploo wrote:
Thank you United Kingdom for your complete lack of giant arachnids. The pictures don't bother me, but I'm sure one of those bad boys jumping at my face would.

I thought they were all underground. There's a vast network of tunnels below the UK, at least from all the sci-fi and horror I've read.

Nah, Saint George sent them all to Australia.

ApplepieChamploo wrote:

Nah, Saint George sent them all to Australia.

Thanks for that one guys

Grenn wrote:
Also that humans eat up to 8 spiders a year while sleeping.

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Snopes wrote:
Claim: The average person swallows eight spiders per year.

Status: False.

Origins: Oh, yuk! Spider It's hard enough to avoid those horrible wriggly things while we're awake, and now we have to worry that they're crawling into our mouths while we sleep? Little Miss Muffett was a piker.

Fear not. This "statistic" was not only made up out of whole cloth, it was invented as an example of the absurd things people will believe simply because they come across them on the Internet.

In a 1993 PC Professional article, columnist Lisa Holst wrote about the ubiquitous lists of "facts" that were circulating via e-mail and how readily they were accepted as truthful by gullible recipients. To demonstrate her point, Holst offered her own made-up list of equally ridiculous "facts," among which was the statistic cited above about the average person's swallowing eight spiders per year, which she took from a collection of common misbeliefs printed in a 1954 book on insect folklore. In a delicious irony, Holst's propagation of this false "fact" has spurred it into becoming one of the most widely-circulated bits of misinformation to be found on the Internet.

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Of course, he really mucks with the average.

Lobster, I will never, EVER forgive you for that picture.

EVER.

JoeBedurndurn wrote:

Of course, he really mucks with the average.

But he's not asleep, so not really.

Now that is something I totally did not expect from this thread.

JoeBedurndurn wrote:

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Of course, he really mucks with the average.

That looks like a Sydney Funnelweb spider from the Australia Youtube video up above... which didn't bother me too much except for the demonstration of the fangs going into a foot. How much do you think that person got paid for that video shot?!

AmazingZoidberg wrote:
JoeBedurndurn wrote:

Of course, he really mucks with the average.

But he's not asleep, so not really.

Now that is something I totally did not expect from this thread.

The ending rocks.

TheWalt wrote:
That looks like a Sydney Funnelweb spider from the Australia Youtube video up above... which didn't bother me too much except for the demonstration of the fangs going into a foot. How much do you think that person got paid for that video shot?!

I would say it got paid however much your average fake foot get paid. If you re-watch it, it's pretty obvious that the foot they're using to demonstrate is not real.

kaostheory wrote:
TheWalt wrote:
That looks like a Sydney Funnelweb spider from the Australia Youtube video up above... which didn't bother me too much except for the demonstration of the fangs going into a foot. How much do you think that person got paid for that video shot?!

I would say it got paid however much your average fake foot get paid. If you re-watch it, it's pretty obvious that the foot they're using to demonstrate is not real.

Not to mention that spider (in the mouth) looks pretty charred. I'd imagine one of those piles in the background there are of spider-kabobs and this person just put one of the crispy critters in their mouth for the photo op. Not that it makes it any better.. still gives me the heebie-jeebies thinking of putting an arachnid that large in ones mouth. ::shudder::

But then again, I do enjoy some tasty crab legs and crabs are basically just giant sea spiders. Maybe one those little guys wouldn't be so bad with a little old bay and some melted butter.

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