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(News.com.au)   Man to live with 400 spiders for three weeks for charity, says he plans to be on the web the whole time   (news.com.au) divider line 42
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2010-11-15 01:12:20 AM
There were about 400 of them until an "arachnid massacre" when the creatures started eating each other.

So the remaining ones are even more twitchy than usual. No thanks.
 
2010-11-15 09:10:34 AM
I'd do this in a heartbeat if it meant spending 3 weeks away from my wife.
 
2010-11-15 09:38:43 AM
great, a spider thread.......

more nightmares on the way!!
 
2010-11-15 09:39:42 AM
www.thesharkguys.com
 
2010-11-15 09:40:44 AM
fark that
 
2010-11-15 09:44:05 AM
Man to live with 400 spiders for three weeks for charity, says he plans to be on the web the whole time

C-
 
2010-11-15 09:46:03 AM
But where will he poop?
 
2010-11-15 09:47:41 AM
I am pretty sure I have 400 spiders stashed around my house. I can see two of them right now. Somebody send me money.
 
2010-11-15 09:50:12 AM
I wouldn't do that to save the human race, let alone for a children's charity.
 
2010-11-15 09:52:15 AM
I wonder how many he will swallow while he's sleeping.
 
2010-11-15 09:55:11 AM
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2010-11-15 10:04:28 AM
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2010-11-15 10:09:00 AM
"400 spider night" just doesn't have a good ring to it.
 
2010-11-15 10:18:31 AM
TheFredSavages: fark that

Farking THIS, not for any amount of money.
 
2010-11-15 10:21:13 AM
I did this for about two years.

It was called "A cheap apartment in Sydney".
 
2010-11-15 10:22:16 AM
hell.fleshless.org

//pulls collar.
//tips waitress.
 
2010-11-15 10:23:13 AM
dougfm: TheFredSavages: fark that

Farking THIS, not for any amount of money.


Came to say these.

/Shudder.
 
2010-11-15 10:24:53 AM
"For Charity".

Without it, what would attention whores do?
 
2010-11-15 10:27:56 AM
haddie: "For Charity".

Without it, what would attention whores do?


Well in fairness he's not an attention whore, he's actually a business whore. The stunt just happens to be taking place in the front window of his opal shop.
 
2010-11-15 10:29:48 AM
I was a classic arachnophobe until about 6 months ago, when it rather suddenly shut off - one day I just went from "crap a spider get it away from me" to "spiders, meh". Probably a brain tumor.

Anyway, before that point, the thought of stepping into that room would have freaked me right out. Now, it would be no worse than a room with cockroaches, grasshoppers, etc. - unpleasant, but not terrifying.

That said, I used to live in a crappy apartment where roaches would crawl into my bed at night. I still hate waking up to tiny feet scuttling on my face. So, I'd be fine in this room until the first night... and pretty soon I'd be sleeping comfortably in a room with 300 or so squashed spiders.
 
2010-11-15 10:36:28 AM
PDX Ghost Hunter: I wonder how many he will swallow while he's sleeping.

according to the ole wise-tail, 8 per year * (52 weeks a year/3 weeks), ~1/2 a spider.

according to facts, none (new window).
 
2010-11-15 10:39:49 AM
Approves:
cdn.obsidianportal.com
/hot
 
2010-11-15 10:40:32 AM
Still better than Thanksgiving with your hick relatives.
 
2010-11-15 10:53:32 AM
FTA: "No way known I could sit there with four or five hundred spiders, not for five minutes I reckon," Everitt said.

www.preparednesspro.com

Oh Everitt ya ol' hoss.
 
2010-11-15 11:07:02 AM
Next weeks article. "Man dies a horrible death after hundreds of spider bites."
 
2010-11-15 11:40:27 AM
We've had a large spider living in a ceiling-corner of our living room for about a year now. She's got a nice web, and she's right by the patio door. When we leave it open with the screen door closed, plenty of mosquitoes find their way in, and she takes care of a large number of them. She's happy, we're happy. She gets to stay.

She doesn't leave that corner. She's there all day and all night. In the daytime she retreats further back. At night, she comes out and sits in the middle of the web.

I really don't understand why people have a problem with spiders. With the exception of the ones that are genuinely dangerous to humans (black widow, brown recluse, etc.) spiders are quiet, clean, non-aggressive, and useful members of a household. Hell, I bet a spider does more to benefit a house than most of those little yip-dogs that are so popular.

All I know is that I'd have been tagged by more mosquitoes and the occasional horsefly if that spider weren't working the door.
 
2010-11-15 12:11:06 PM
WilderKWight: We've had a large spider living in a ceiling-corner of our living room for about a year now. She's got a nice web, and she's right by the patio door. When we leave it open with the screen door closed, plenty of mosquitoes find their way in, and she takes care of a large number of them. She's happy, we're happy. She gets to stay.

She doesn't leave that corner. She's there all day and all night. In the daytime she retreats further back. At night, she comes out and sits in the middle of the web.

I really don't understand why people have a problem with spiders. With the exception of the ones that are genuinely dangerous to humans (black widow, brown recluse, etc.) spiders are quiet, clean, non-aggressive, and useful members of a household. Hell, I bet a spider does more to benefit a house than most of those little yip-dogs that are so popular.

All I know is that I'd have been tagged by more mosquitoes and the occasional horsefly if that spider weren't working the door.


It's the ones that don't know their place and stay put but instead go all free range that cause the rest of them to get a bad rep.
 
2010-11-15 12:28:18 PM
dougfm: TheFredSavages: fark that

Farking THIS, not for any amount of money.


I'm glad we could start this conversation on the right foot. If you would consider living in a house with 400 spiders for a week, I would consider sending you one (1) drawing of a spider with 7 legs.

For reference the picture looks very much like this:
t0.gstatic.com
 
2010-11-15 12:36:09 PM
PDX Ghost Hunter: It's the ones that don't know their place and stay put but instead go all free range that cause the rest of them to get a bad rep.

I actually prefer the wolf and jumping spiders because webs are unsightly and sometimes badly placed. I'm actually comforted by the sight of jumping spiders ranging around the apartment. Of course, this is too far north for the brown recluse. Only time I freaked out is when a large wolf spider got in the sock drawer, and the yelp was really just genuine surprise.

Since we got cats, though, the apartment has been inhospitable to any living creature with more than four legs.
 
2010-11-15 01:02:42 PM
I like the cut of this guy's jib.

/Currently in school for arachnology with a specialization in toxic species, focusing on the Latrodectus genus.
//What in the HELL is a 'date'?
 
2010-11-15 01:16:47 PM
dragonchild: PDX Ghost Hunter: It's the ones that don't know their place and stay put but instead go all free range that cause the rest of them to get a bad rep.

I actually prefer the wolf and jumping spiders because webs are unsightly and sometimes badly placed...


I found a spider living in my toaster last time I cleaned it out. I had to wonder, wtf was it eating - crumbs?? Obviously we do not make a lot of toast.
 
2010-11-15 01:19:57 PM
All I have to say to this, is fark THAT! I hate spiders
 
2010-11-15 01:53:01 PM
Plush_Cthulhu: I found a spider living in my toaster last time I cleaned it out. I had to wonder, wtf was it eating - crumbs??

Spiders are not all that smart; I've seen them set up camp in the darndest places, and usually wind up a starved, dried husk some weeks later. Or it could have just spent the night there.

If the spider was well-fed, you may have some pests coming out at night to eat the crumbs -- but spiders usually leave behind the exoskeleton of their kills, so there should be evidence of such an infestation.
 
2010-11-15 04:22:24 PM
farm5.static.flickr.com

Just found this beauty in the woodpile this weekend.
/not my fingers
 
2010-11-15 04:33:36 PM
Not for a trillion dollars.
 
2010-11-15 08:34:25 PM
i2.photobucket.com
 
2010-11-15 10:17:28 PM
Tastes Like Chicken: Not for a trillion dollars.

Agreed.

Well, maybe two.

;)
 
2010-11-16 03:10:39 AM
i231.photobucket.com

not amused
 
2010-11-16 07:27:22 AM
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approves
 
2010-11-16 07:55:19 PM
How long until he becomes the Crack Spider's biatch?
 
2010-11-16 08:28:36 PM
How about no...

And they couldn't be bothered to just give the money to the charity? They had to get some idiot to pull a stunt like this first?
 
2010-11-16 11:23:45 PM
41 comments and no Clocky to be found anywhere. Hmph.
 
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