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(KSAT San Antonio)   The mystery of the beautiful Peruvian webs has been solved   (ksat.com ) divider line 30
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4405 clicks; posted to Geek » on 07 Jan 2014 at 9:02 AM (2 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2014-01-07 09:07:44 AM  
Curse your autoplaying, noisy video....
 
2014-01-07 09:09:41 AM  
It's an arachnid version of the AN/FLR-9.
 
2014-01-07 09:10:22 AM  
That's pretty darn cool.  Spiders, that aren't in my house, are awesome.
 
2014-01-07 09:17:28 AM  
Why does it always have to be spiders!

CSB:

For whatever reason I don't entirely understand, mosquitos don't like me.  Seriously, I've only ever been bit by mosquitos once, when I camped in a swamp in August.  I'm 39 and that's it, no mosquitos.  But for whatever reason spiders bite me all the time.  All the time.  I woke up with another spider bite this morning and my wife never gets them.  Thankfully there are really no poisonous spiders here in new england.

/never gonna visit Australia
//never ever
 
2014-01-07 09:20:16 AM  
I, for one, welcome our new spiderling overlords.
 
2014-01-07 09:30:51 AM  
Click the link and suddenly you get OH HAY THE MYSTERY OF SILKHENGE HAS BEEN UNRAVELED.  I'M TELLING YOU THIS AT THE MAXIMUM POSSIBLE VOLUME AT NINE IN THE MORNING.
 
2014-01-07 09:35:30 AM  

Cpl.D: Click the link and suddenly you get OH HAY THE MYSTERY OF SILKHENGE HAS BEEN UNRAVELED.  I'M TELLING YOU THIS AT THE MAXIMUM POSSIBLE VOLUME AT NINE IN THE MORNING.


Are you not entertained?
 
2014-01-07 09:51:21 AM  
At work, I don't do audio. I was fairly confident that this was some kind of spider created web. However, with no audio and no text, I still have no idea  why this spider builds these things (is it just it's own version of a web?). Anyone care to provide the explanation?
 
2014-01-07 09:59:03 AM  
Those are really cool.
Autoplay video's suck, but who keeps their PC at max volume? Especially when opening links here where 90% have autoplay video
 
2014-01-07 10:31:13 AM  

Strik3r: At work, I don't do audio. I was fairly confident that this was some kind of spider created web. However, with no audio and no text, I still have no idea  why this spider builds these things (is it just it's own version of a web?). Anyone care to provide the explanation?


Apparently it's an egg sac but it only hatches one spider and not billions of baby spiders. Still no word on what purpose the fencing serves.
 
2014-01-07 10:31:26 AM  

Strik3r: At work, I don't do audio. I was fairly confident that this was some kind of spider created web. However, with no audio and no text, I still have no idea  why this spider builds these things (is it just it's own version of a web?). Anyone care to provide the explanation?


The central piece contained spider eggs, the surrounding piece was a playpen to keep them from falling down the stairs while mom and dad were busy drinking and screwing. Wait... I think that was my childhood. Nevermind.
 
2014-01-07 10:31:33 AM  
Spider thread!


i1089.photobucket.com

 
2014-01-07 10:36:39 AM  
Solved.

I do not think that word means what you think it means, Mr. Video Maker.
 
2014-01-07 10:45:28 AM  

MechaPyx: Still no word on what purpose the fencing serves.


The spider HOA requires a white picket fence.
 
2014-01-07 10:46:42 AM  
Webs come from spiders?

Shiat, my money was on frogs.
 
2014-01-07 10:52:58 AM  
Wait, no one thought "Hmm, let's see what comes out of it" until now?
 
2014-01-07 10:53:12 AM  
One spider comes out of the tent.  How much you want to bet that 1000 eggs were laid in there?  The fence is to keep the fratricide-spider under control so he doesn't kill us all.
 
2014-01-07 10:59:48 AM  

Mister Buttons: Webs come from spiders?

Shiat, my money was on frogs.


I thought the web came from Al Gore.
 
2014-01-07 11:23:23 AM  
Wow, spiders? Who would have thought that webs have anything to do with spiders?
 
2014-01-07 11:24:02 AM  

Mister Buttons: Webs come from spiders?

Shiat, my money was on frogs.


They ruined it by saying "webs" in the headline.  Otherwise I would have thought it was just some kind of fungus.
 
2014-01-07 12:19:45 PM  

On the Side: But for whatever reason spiders bite me all the time. All the time. I woke up with another spider bite this morning and my wife never gets them. Thankfully there are really no poisonous spiders here in new england.


A study demonstrated that well over 50% of the spider bites diagnosed by doctors as spider biteswere from other causes.

Unless you actually see the spiders bite you, or have severe necrosis of the surrounding tissues (a symptom of many spider poisons that is not typically seen in insect poisons), you probably are just attractive to chiggers, lice, or bedbugs.
 
2014-01-07 01:07:12 PM  
So the Peruvian jungle is covered by Google Streetview? (see at 0:14)
 
2014-01-07 01:31:02 PM  

Broom: On the Side: But for whatever reason spiders bite me all the time. All the time. I woke up with another spider bite this morning and my wife never gets them. Thankfully there are really no poisonous spiders here in new england.

A study demonstrated that well over 50% of the spider bites diagnosed by doctors as spider biteswere from other causes.

Unless you actually see the spiders bite you, or have severe necrosis of the surrounding tissues (a symptom of many spider poisons that is not typically seen in insect poisons), you probably are just attractive to chiggers

ATTRACTIVE AND SUCCESSFUL ARACHNID-ARTHROPODS

FTFY
 
2014-01-07 01:44:08 PM  
LOUD AUTOPLAY SICKS
 
2014-01-07 01:54:23 PM  

Begoggle: Broom: you probably are just attractive to chiggers ATTRACTIVE AND SUCCESSFUL ARACHNID-ARTHROPODS

FTFY


I'll have you know many of my friends are chig...arachnid-arthropods.

/Still wouldn't let my dog marry one of them.
//Marriage should be between a tetrapod and a compatible gamete donor.
///Not arachniphobic.
////NTTAWWT.
 
2014-01-07 01:55:44 PM  

Starhawk: Curse your autoplaying, noisy video....


Cpl.D: Click the link and suddenly you get OH HAY THE MYSTERY OF SILKHENGE HAS BEEN UNRAVELED.  I'M TELLING YOU THIS AT THE MAXIMUM POSSIBLE VOLUME AT NINE IN THE MORNING.


vudukungfu: LOUD AUTOPLAY SICKS


NoScript is your friend!
 
2014-01-07 03:39:01 PM  
NoScript blocked too many scripts to bother finding and unblocking the right one.

Glad I was spared autoplay.
 
2014-01-08 12:15:58 AM  
Dazrin:   NoScript is your friend!

Flashblock is usually enough.  I guess with the advent of HTML5 video I will have to re-think that.
 
2014-01-08 12:33:29 AM  

Cpl.D: Click the link and suddenly you get OH HAY THE MYSTERY OF SILKHENGE HAS BEEN UNRAVELED.  I'M TELLING YOU THIS AT THE MAXIMUM POSSIBLE VOLUME AT NINE IN THE MORNING.


shiat, I just want to know where I claim my prize.
 
2014-01-08 01:53:28 AM  
Called it.
 
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