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(Daily Star)   You know the only thing more terrifying than having a giant huntsman spider jump out of your luggage when you return from a trip to Africa? Having a giant pregnant huntsman spider jump out of your luggage (pics, but farkfarkfark giant spider)   (dailystar.co.uk) divider line 159
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2014-03-17 01:06:15 PM  
i58.tinypic.com
 
2014-03-17 01:07:17 PM  
Spiders only freak me out, when I walk through one of their webs.  And it's always just one thick anchor thread right at face level.  ARRRRRGHHH
 
2014-03-17 01:07:41 PM  
Sorry, arachnophiles, but I'm using a can of WD40 and a lighter. And maybe a BFG9000.
 
2014-03-17 01:07:55 PM  
i62.tinypic.com
 
2014-03-17 01:09:46 PM  
eviltender.files.wordpress.com
 
2014-03-17 01:09:50 PM  
I performed an experiment on my daughter.

When she was 5-months old, I got her a set of insect toys for infants. All cute and soft, and made fun noises and/or rattled when you played with them. I made a point of handing her the spider to play with.

One of the first songs she learned was "Itsy-Bitsy Spider," and she still likes to sing it.

Any time we saw a spider, I would look very happy and say, "Look! Itsy-Bitsy Spinder." and then talk to it as if it were very friendly, and tell her how the spider helped us by keeping ants, flies and mosquitos out of the house.

All of that positive reinforcement did nothing. She still developed a typical dislike of spiders as she turned 3.

The theory of genetic memory suggests that people who had a genetic predisposition to be freaked out by arachnids (if such a genetic predisposition could exist) would survive longer and pass their genes on more frequently.

According to that theory, people who don't have a fear of spiders are genetic mutants. What a crappy mutant power to have. "Oh, um...I'm not freaked out by spiders."
 
2014-03-17 01:10:20 PM  

electrik mayhem: Oh, are we do the stupid "lyke omgzzz spiders are sooooo le scary amirite" thing here too? Grow the fark up. Take that shiat back to Reddit.


i2.kym-cdn.com
 
2014-03-17 01:10:45 PM  
static.fjcdn.com

They're such cute little things.
 
2014-03-17 01:11:02 PM  
www.terrazero.com.br
 
2014-03-17 01:11:58 PM  

jst3p: Colleague Rachel Agnew added to the Evening Standard: "When we dropped her off, she was alive and apparently quite feisty.
"They gave her some water and her rather unexpected journey had apparently caused her no harm."


Isn't there some danger in releasing them into a foreign eco-system?

[img3.wikia.nocookie.net image 320x240]


ftfa: Ms Serrat works for the Rainforest Foundation UK charity, who helped her capture the monster arachnid - named Hermione - before London Zoo took over her care.

She's at the zoo, not in the back garden.
 
2014-03-17 01:12:15 PM  
wac.bc6c.edgecastcdn.net
 
2014-03-17 01:14:33 PM  
dl.dropboxusercontent.com
 
2014-03-17 01:14:45 PM  
I love this particular spider image. I was thinking it needed a "name," and when I went searching for this text iteration I noted it was tagged "spiderbro," which works.
img.photobucket.com

I still hate spiders, though, no matter how chill and friendly Spiderbro may be.
 
2014-03-17 01:16:28 PM  

namegoeshere: jst3p: Colleague Rachel Agnew added to the Evening Standard: "When we dropped her off, she was alive and apparently quite feisty.
"They gave her some water and her rather unexpected journey had apparently caused her no harm."


Isn't there some danger in releasing them into a foreign eco-system?

[img3.wikia.nocookie.net image 320x240]

ftfa: Ms Serrat works for the Rainforest Foundation UK charity, who helped her capture the monster arachnid - named Hermione - before London Zoo took over her care.

She's at the zoo, not in the back garden.


Ahh ok, cool. We are reading articles now? What a world!


/thanks
 
2014-03-17 01:17:01 PM  

unfarkingbelievable: Damn, that's a metric buttload of names mommy spider has to think about for her kiddies.


not really, just name them 'B1, B2, B3...'

/the B could be baby, or bastard depending on your mood.
 
2014-03-17 01:17:02 PM  

NutWrench: [dl.dropboxusercontent.com image 400x260]


Broby!!
 
2014-03-17 01:18:15 PM  

patrick767: Came in here for "babies are a joy forever" spider, leaving disappointed.

And leaving you with this:
[img.fark.net image 625x460]


Who drew the cartoon on that spider?
 
2014-03-17 01:19:08 PM  

Katolu: Sorry, arachnophiles, but I'm using a can of WD40 and a lighter. And maybe a BFG9000.


static.fjcdn.com

How can you want to hurt something so adorable?
 
2014-03-17 01:20:10 PM  

Pathman: [www.dvdizzy.com image 640x346]



Fun fact:

The majority of spiders used in the movie were huntsman spiders.
 
2014-03-17 01:20:41 PM  

ciberido: Katolu: Sorry, arachnophiles, but I'm using a can of WD40 and a lighter. And maybe a BFG9000.

[static.fjcdn.com image 460x358]

How can you want to hurt something so adorable?


blogs.westword.com
 
2014-03-17 01:20:47 PM  
I can handle the native species (with the possible exception of the tarantula, which I've seen on trails, but never in or near my home). But if I saw a huge, non-native species like that, it would freak me out -- at least at first.

Case in point: I recently encountered one of these in my kitchen. Freaked me out for a second, then I composed myself, captured it in a jar, took a picture of it so I could have it identified, then killed it with rubbing alcohol to preserve it. The local spider guy at the Cal Academy of Sciences confirmed that's what it was, so I don't have to have any more nightmares about waking up in Australia covered in some kind of snake-eating spiders.
 
2014-03-17 01:21:21 PM  
img.fark.net
 
2014-03-17 01:21:56 PM  

Carn: [i62.tinypic.com image 310x293]

This made me laugh way more than it probably should have.


heh.   that's good shiat.  thanks!!
 
2014-03-17 01:22:04 PM  

Anayalator: patrick767: Came in here for "babies are a joy forever" spider, leaving disappointed.

And leaving you with this:
[img.fark.net image 625x460]

Who drew the cartoon on that spider?


God.
 
2014-03-17 01:23:07 PM  
Bestest spider gif evar.

i.imgur.com
 
2014-03-17 01:23:19 PM  

Queensowntalia: I love this particular spider image. I was thinking it needed a "name," and when I went searching for this text iteration I noted it was tagged "spiderbro," which works.
[img.photobucket.com image 354x335]

I still hate spiders, though, no matter how chill and friendly Spiderbro may be.


Spiderbro!
 
2014-03-17 01:24:42 PM  

ciberido: Katolu: Sorry, arachnophiles, but I'm using a can of WD40 and a lighter. And maybe a BFG9000.

[static.fjcdn.com image 460x358]

How can you want to hurt something so adorable?


That depends. Are we inside my house or outside? Outside, I let them be. That's their territory. Inside, they get a taste of my fearsome kung shoe skills.
 
2014-03-17 01:25:08 PM  
Kudos to these people for not killing the spider and letting the zoo care for it. Everybody wins. Even the spider.
 
2014-03-17 01:25:33 PM  

69gnarkill69: Bestest spider gif evar.

[i.imgur.com image 500x360]


I agree!
 
2014-03-17 01:26:41 PM  
400 Babies and no Powerthirst ref yet?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qRuNxHqwazs
 
2014-03-17 01:27:18 PM  

Uzzah: I'm disappointed in the lack of "nope" .gifs thus far. Apparently, and the arachnophobes are sleeping in today, giving spiders the opportunity to nest in their ear canals.


I'm starting to belive more and more that the "nope" folks are just doing it for the Lulz in a kind of group think kind of thing and arn't afraid at all.

just like nope people in Clown threads. for some reason it's "hip" to be afraid of clowns nowadays.
 
2014-03-17 01:28:12 PM  

lostcat: I performed an experiment on my daughter.

When she was 5-months old, I got her a set of insect toys for infants. All cute and soft, and made fun noises and/or rattled when you played with them. I made a point of handing her the spider to play with.

One of the first songs she learned was "Itsy-Bitsy Spider," and she still likes to sing it.

Any time we saw a spider, I would look very happy and say, "Look! Itsy-Bitsy Spinder." and then talk to it as if it were very friendly, and tell her how the spider helped us by keeping ants, flies and mosquitos out of the house.

All of that positive reinforcement did nothing. She still developed a typical dislike of spiders as she turned 3.

The theory of genetic memory suggests that people who had a genetic predisposition to be freaked out by arachnids (if such a genetic predisposition could exist) would survive longer and pass their genes on more frequently.

According to that theory, people who don't have a fear of spiders are genetic mutants. What a crappy mutant power to have. "Oh, um...I'm not freaked out by spiders."


Hah!
My mutant power - that manifests itself as comfort around arachnids - helped me procreate by impressing the hell out of the sire of my children!

Two genetically normal people would be too busy clutching the sheets and peering around a brightly lit environment, scanning for "omg! spider" to reproduce

neener, neener
 
2014-03-17 01:28:31 PM  

mbillips: If you're actually phobic, recognize that this is YOUR failing, and don't indulge it.


Phobias, how do they work?
 
2014-03-17 01:30:50 PM  

Cerebral Knievel: Uzzah: I'm disappointed in the lack of "nope" .gifs thus far. Apparently, and the arachnophobes are sleeping in today, giving spiders the opportunity to nest in their ear canals.

I'm starting to belive more and more that the "nope" folks are just doing it for the Lulz in a kind of group think kind of thing and arn't afraid at all.

just like nope people in Clown threads. for some reason it's "hip" to be afraid of clowns nowadays.


Sometimes it's more fun to pretend to hate or fear something that doesn't really bother you.  It's somewhat going to see a horror movie and being  pretending to be frightened.  Of course rationally you know it's just special effects (and even if it had been actual real events being recorded, it still wouldn't hurt you), but it's more FUN to pretend it's real and be scared.
 
2014-03-17 01:30:57 PM  

mbillips: Poor little spider looks terrified.

Huntsmen can grow to huge sizes and have been known to bite defensively but they are not dangerous to humans.

Grow up, arachnophobes. It's just a little bug. If you're actually phobic, recognize that this is YOUR failing, and don't indulge it.


Little, my ass.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=obZwNw20jyQ
 
2014-03-17 01:31:12 PM  

Cerebral Knievel: Uzzah: I'm disappointed in the lack of "nope" .gifs thus far. Apparently, and the arachnophobes are sleeping in today, giving spiders the opportunity to nest in their ear canals.

I'm starting to belive more and more that the "nope" folks are just doing it for the Lulz in a kind of group think kind of thing and arn't afraid at all.

just like nope people in Clown threads. for some reason it's "hip" to be afraid of clowns nowadays.


stream1.gifsoup.com

Shhhh
 
2014-03-17 01:31:40 PM  
With unhelpful pictures that don't actually demonstrate how giant the spider is.
 
2014-03-17 01:32:42 PM  

mbillips: Poor little spider looks terrified.

Huntsmen can grow to huge sizes and have been known to bite defensively but they are not dangerous to humans.

Grow up, arachnophobes. It's just a little bug. If you're actually phobic, recognize that this is YOUR failing, and don't indulge it.


Nah man fark the spiders. It's called the hunts man spider.
It's us or them.
 
2014-03-17 01:35:09 PM  

The_Sponge: Pathman: [www.dvdizzy.com image 640x346]


Fun fact:

The majority of spiders used in the movie were huntsman spiders.


cool!
there goes 20 minutes down the drain on wikipedia ;-p
 
2014-03-17 01:35:14 PM  

vudukungfu: captured it with a carton box.

Well? Was it a carton or was it a box?
Don't they teach you English at THE University?


Obviously it was the box in which a carton was packed.
 
2014-03-17 01:35:55 PM  
What's really very interesting from a scientific standpoint is how some spiders react to psychoactive drugs.
 
2014-03-17 01:36:36 PM  
i.imgur.com
 
2014-03-17 01:39:58 PM  
I have a full case of the Heeby-Jeebies going right now.

/Äcklad!
 
2014-03-17 01:45:23 PM  

Cerebral Knievel: Uzzah: I'm disappointed in the lack of "nope" .gifs thus far. Apparently, and the arachnophobes are sleeping in today, giving spiders the opportunity to nest in their ear canals.

I'm starting to belive more and more that the "nope" folks are just doing it for the Lulz in a kind of group think kind of thing and arn't afraid at all.

just like nope people in Clown threads. for some reason it's "hip" to be afraid of clowns nowadays.


I'm 58 and there were kids, teens and adults who hated/were afraid of clowns my whole life - it's not a new thing.

/not afraid of clowns
//or spiders
 
2014-03-17 01:46:01 PM  

johnny_vegas: mbillips: If you're actually phobic, recognize that this is YOUR failing, and don't indulge it.

Phobias, how do they work?


The appropriate response to fear is courage, not squealing and running like a little girl. I'm not saying you're not actually terrified, I'm just saying you don't have to act on your terror. Suck it up. I had a panic attack once while visiting a cave (forgot I get claustrophobia in caves). I turned pale, sweated, breathed fast and shallow, and went on with the tour. Nobody but my wife knew I was phobic.
 
2014-03-17 01:47:11 PM  
A photo with scale would have been nice...

mediafieldsjournal.squarespace.com
 
2014-03-17 01:47:51 PM  

mbillips: johnny_vegas: mbillips: If you're actually phobic, recognize that this is YOUR failing, and don't indulge it.

Phobias, how do they work?

The appropriate response to fear is courage, not squealing and running like a little girl. I'm not saying you're not actually terrified, I'm just saying you don't have to act on your terror. Suck it up. I had a panic attack once while visiting a cave (forgot I get claustrophobia in caves). I turned pale, sweated, breathed fast and shallow, and went on with the tour. Nobody but my wife knew I was phobic.


Because the intensity of your reaction is the same as everyone's, you sound like an expert in the field.
 
2014-03-17 01:47:51 PM  

ciberido: What's really very interesting from a scientific standpoint is how some spiders react to psychoactive drugs.


LOVE LOVE LOVE Spiders on Drugs : )
 
2014-03-17 01:48:15 PM  

cgraves67: Better to kill it while it's still pregnant than to have thousands of babies already hatched in your luggage.


Because you know what happens when they hatch, right?  At night, after you go to sleep, they CRAWL INSIDE YOUR EAR.
 
2014-03-17 01:48:39 PM  

blatz514: Cerebral Knievel: Uzzah: I'm disappointed in the lack of "nope" .gifs thus far. Apparently, and the arachnophobes are sleeping in today, giving spiders the opportunity to nest in their ear canals.

I'm starting to belive more and more that the "nope" folks are just doing it for the Lulz in a kind of group think kind of thing and arn't afraid at all.

just like nope people in Clown threads. for some reason it's "hip" to be afraid of clowns nowadays.

[stream1.gifsoup.com image 320x240]

Shhhh


Well, the gif worked in the preview.
 
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