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  • November 3, 2014
    This is part of the 4-acres of spiderweb built by orb-weavers in a Baltimore Wastewater Treatment Plant. Experts CONSERVATIVELY estimate there were over 107-million spiders living in the webs, with a population density as high as 35,176 spiders per square meter. For reference... / Continue →
  • October 20, 2014
    This is the Goliath Birdeater spider (a member of the tarantula family) that entymologist Piotr Naskrecki recently stumbled across in the rainforests of Guyana while hunting for katydids. Factoid: On Tuesdays I go to church and pray for Mother Nature because clearly she's sick... / Continue →
  • October 17, 2014
    This is the scar left on Australian vacationer Dylan Maxell after a spider in Bali burrowed into his appendix scar and traveled up through chest over the next three days. Note to self: cancel honeymoon in Bali, look into Antarctica instead. "Well after running tests and putti... / Continue →
  • October 14, 2014
    Oh boy, a circus! This is the Weldon Springs, Missouri home being covered with fumigation tents to kill the 5,000+ brown recluse residents. Apparently the spider problem got so bad they were "bleeding out of the walls," which is particularly terrifying imagery because WALLS B... / Continue →
  • October 7, 2014
    In burn everything with fire news, a European Redditor recently spotted a spider using a hanging rock to anchor its web. Or was it preparing to drop the rock and crush an unsuspecting victim? Never trust a spider -- that's what a moth once told me. Spider at my girlfriend's ... / Continue →
  • July 28, 2014
    This is a deep fried tarantula served up by the The Bug Chef (aka David George Gordon), a man who travels around cooking bugs and speaking about the benefits of eating insects. Now, not to sound too progressive or anything, but I've actually eaten spiders before. IN MY SLEEP.... / Continue →
  • July 16, 2014
    A man in Seattle caused $40,000 in fire damage to a rental home after trying to kill a spider with a lighter and can of spray paint. For reference, that is arguably the best reason to accidentally set your house on fire. A man who lived at the home told fire officials he wa... / Continue →
  • July 11, 2014
    I knew instantly it wasn't a spider though because spiders have twelve legs and this one only has four. "GW? Spiders only have eight legs." Then what the f*** did I just smash with a rolled up newspaper?! I'd look at the carcass in the trash but REAL TALK: I ordered Chinese... / Continue →
  • July 8, 2014
    This is a video of a guy trolling a lil spider (not actually a spider -- possibly a red velvet mite?) by blocking its path with imaginary walls. This isn't the first video I've posted like this. Here's an arguably better one from a few years ago. Some people claim it's the c... / Continue →
  • June 19, 2014
    Retroactive warning: Spider eating fish picture. In news that makes Nemo very sad for his freshwater friends, scientists have confirmed at least 18 different species of spiders found all around the world that kill and eat fish. Would you split a sushi dinner with a spider? I... / Continue →
  • June 2, 2014
    This is a series of photos of various species of spiders that camouflage themselves as bird droppings to avoid predation (either by themselves or with some carefully crafted webbing). Would you dress up like bird shit to avoid getting eaten? I would. I'd even make sure I smel... / Continue →
  • April 8, 2014
    Mazda has recalled all 2010-2012 Mazda 6's with 4-cylinder engines because spiders can crawl into the fuel tank, spin webs that can cause a pressure build up, which can lead to cracks in the tank and fires. And nobody but a stuntman wants to drive a car that's on fire. As b... / Continue →
  • February 25, 2014
    Meet Erik Ortiz. Like 200% of the population, Erik is afraid of spiders. So what did he do -- just live with it like everybody else? NOPE, he got this giant-ass black widow tattooed on his face to help overcome his fear. I dunno, I maybe would have started with one of those... / Continue →
  • January 24, 2014
    This is a small series of macro shots by photographer Jimmy Kong featuring little spiders staring directly at the camera. See, they're not so scary now, are they? The one creeping under your bed covers? That one, yes. I used to have a spider that lived in the corner of the ... / Continue →
  • January 14, 2014
    This is a video demo of NASA's Robosimian, a monkey inspired robot that looks more like a four-legged spider than a primate. I think we can all agree it does look like it would be fun to hit with a shovel though. Designed to mimic the posture and movements of a primate, the b... / Continue →
  • January 9, 2014
    This is a video of a male peacock spider's mating dance edited to look like he's dancing to The Village People's classic 'YMCA'. I'm gonna be honest, if I were a lady spider I would probably find this little guy irresistible. I'm not a lady spider though, so I'm just going to... / Continue →
  • January 2, 2014
    Note: They're not spiders, they're Opiliones (aka harvestmen, daddy longlegs). Unfortunately, that doesn't make it any less terrifying. This is a furry looking clump that, when poked with a finger, produces nightmares (previously: this one). I dare you to eat something spic... / Continue →
  • October 22, 2013
    RETROACTIVE WARNING: Spider in car picture. In news that almost makes me glad to have a ten-year old car that's ready to explode any minute, Toyota has recalled 870,000 Camrys, Venzas and Avalons built in 2012 and 2013 because spider webs can cause a blockage that makes the dr... / Continue →
  • August 12, 2013
    Meet the Mirror Spider, a spider with shiny guanine crystal patches on its back that give it the appearance of the broken glass mosaic you made in arts & crafts class. The shiny parts appear small when the spider is on the move but grow to cover the entire abdomen when at rest... / Continue →
  • August 8, 2013
    Jumping spiders: for most people, a terrifying combination. For me, a challenge to catch bare handed. And now researchers at Taiwan's National Chung Hsing University have discovered that some species attach a silk 'dragline' before leaping onto their prey to help stabilize fl... / Continue →