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(The Sun)   Oil refinery workers terrified after finding a giant mutant colossal nuclear monster South American spider skin   (thesun.co.uk) divider line
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2008-09-20 9:02:46 AM  
the article posted a phone number with the headline "Have you seen this spider?"

Not to suggest any shenanigans, but wouldn't it be funny if they got a whole bunch of calls?
 
2008-09-20 10:17:20 AM  
That makes me want to crawl inside myself and weep
 
2008-09-20 10:18:36 AM  

baked beans: the article posted a phone number with the headline "Have you seen this spider?"

Not to suggest any shenanigans, but wouldn't it be funny if they got a whole bunch of calls?


DO IT! DO IT! DO IT!
 
2008-09-20 10:18:44 AM  
Wait, I was told on the discovery channel that oil rig/refinery workers are the hardcore bunch of men ever.

they are scared of a friggen spider?

/if I saw a spider that big, I'd shiat myself and pass out. of course I'm not in the oil business.
 
2008-09-20 10:19:50 AM  
There's always a spider within ten feet of you. Always.
 
2008-09-20 10:19:55 AM  
Sounds like a 1950s horror B movie in the making. It's in a refinery; how many elderly folk and children will be wandering around in there?

/tempest in a teacup.
 
2008-09-20 10:20:03 AM  
GAH!
 
2008-09-20 10:20:53 AM  
i hope it doesn't bite a pig
 
2008-09-20 10:22:55 AM  
Where is this refinery? UK? US? Venezuela? Middle East? It doesn't say in the article. Makes me wonder if it's not just a tabloid hoax.
 
2008-09-20 10:22:55 AM  
"HAVE you seen the spider? Call our newsdesk on 020 7782 4104, text 63000 or email exc­lusi­ve[nospam-﹫-backwards]nus­-­e­h­t*co*u­k. "


They deny everything.


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2008-09-20 10:23:55 AM  
Nancies, guys with loincloths eat those things for dinner.
 
2008-09-20 10:24:29 AM  
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/obligatory
 
2008-09-20 10:24:55 AM  
We had a Brazilian Wandering spider in my HS once, they fumigated the entire building over spring break, although they never found it... ;)

Everybody thought it was this one girl that brought it in, although apparently they normally get into the country by hiding in shipments of bananas.
 
2008-09-20 10:25:45 AM  

Meresa: Where is this refinery? UK? US? Venezuela? Middle East? It doesn't say in the article. Makes me wonder if it's not just a tabloid hoax.



I love FARK filters.

They found that enormous coont in Scoonthorpe Lincolnshire UK
 
2008-09-20 10:26:10 AM  
Wasn't this the plot of last week's "Saturday night Sci-Fi channel's original movie"?
 
2008-09-20 10:26:13 AM  
The bird-eater is harmless to humans. Even their "fatal to the sick and elderly" is an exaggeration. I'd buy maybe five people in recorded history dying of its bite due to some allergic reaction, MAYBE. Like all spiders it's quite frightened of larger animals like us.

Of course, I think arachnophobia is laughable and anyone who has it deserves a hand-sized recluse jumping out at them every single time they open a toilet.
 
2008-09-20 10:26:38 AM  

Meresa: Where is this refinery? UK? US? Venezuela? Middle East? It doesn't say in the article. Makes me wonder if it's not just a tabloid hoax.


FTFA:"It is now feared the rat-sized creature is prowling around the ConocoPhillips plant in Scoonthorpe, Lincs."
/Too lazy to Goggle, but that sounds English to me
 
2008-09-20 10:26:47 AM  

demanton: There's always a spider within ten feet of you. Always.


I hate you.
 
2008-09-20 10:27:49 AM  
Man..that gives me the heebie jeebies. Kinda like this picture.

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2008-09-20 10:27:59 AM  

scythemantis: Like all spiders it's quite frightened of larger animals like us.


How do they detect and measure fear in spiders Dr Science?
 
2008-09-20 10:28:22 AM  
Oh, one other thing. Did anyone else notice that the spider in the picture has ten legs????
 
2008-09-20 10:29:43 AM  

Meresa: Oh, one other thing. Did anyone else notice that the spider in the picture has ten legs????


It has 8 legs amd two penises.
 
2008-09-20 10:30:22 AM  
Mom?
 
2008-09-20 10:30:57 AM  
Oh, one other thing. Did anyone else notice that the spider in the picture has ten legs????

8 legs + 2 pedipalps, males store their sperm in dere
 
2008-09-20 10:33:24 AM  

Mungstrosity: Oh, one other thing. Did anyone else notice that the spider in the picture has ten legs????

8 legs + 2 pedipalps, males store their sperm in dere


I(f it bites you, you are f*cked?
 
2008-09-20 10:34:12 AM  

scythemantis: The bird-eater is harmless to humans. Even their "fatal to the sick and elderly" is an exaggeration. I'd buy maybe five people in recorded history dying of its bite due to some allergic reaction, MAYBE. Like all spiders it's quite frightened of larger animals like us.

Of course, I think arachnophobia is laughable and anyone who has it deserves a hand-sized recluse jumping out at them every single time they open a toilet.


While I'm no spider expert (:P), I'd have to agree. When we had one at our school I was talking to the exterminator who was explaining that most spider bites aren't even serious enough to require anti-venom, much less cause death.
 
2008-09-20 10:34:27 AM  

ihatedumbpeople: Man..that gives me the heebie jeebies. Kinda like this picture.


Did-a-chick? Dod-a-chock?
 
2008-09-20 10:35:19 AM  

EwokHunter: /if I saw a spider that big, I'd shiat myself and pass out. of course I'm not in the oil business.


If I saw a spider that big, I would suddenly be in the oil business.
 
2008-09-20 10:40:18 AM  

Meresa: Where is this refinery? UK? US? Venezuela? Middle East? It doesn't say in the article. Makes me wonder if it's not just a tabloid hoax.


FTA: Scoonthorpe, Lincs

Lincolnshire, England.
 
2008-09-20 10:40:23 AM  
ihatedumbpeople:

Now I want a hamburger for some reason...
 
2008-09-20 10:40:55 AM  
One of the workers probably brought curds and whey for lunch.
 
2008-09-20 10:42:07 AM  
KILL IT WITH FIRE!!!!
 
2008-09-20 10:44:12 AM  

Gravitholus: ihatedumbpeople: Man..that gives me the heebie jeebies. Kinda like this picture.

Did-a-chick? Dod-a-chock?


Heh, thanks. That was funny.

/forgot I liked those books once..
 
2008-09-20 10:49:50 AM  
Its bite could prove fatal to the sick or elderly.

Exactly how many sick or elderly workers do they have working at this oil refinery?
 
2008-09-20 10:50:16 AM  
It's a bug hunt.
 
2008-09-20 10:51:04 AM  
Came in for the Goodfellas ref, not disappointed!
 
2008-09-20 10:52:23 AM  
Okay, so they've got a loose Teraphosa blondii running around. Ain't much of a problem, they're not that poisonous although the amount of poison will probably lay you low for a week or so.

I'd be more worried about the big frigging fangs they have. Been bitten by other variants of bird-eating spiders and it hurt like hell, swelled up for a couple of days, was sore to the touch and then went away.

Took a bit longer for the puncture holes to heal, though.
 
2008-09-20 10:56:22 AM  
I hope they hit it with missiles from space, that biatch is quite near to where I live. I'm going to barricade myself in the house with enough beers and pizza to get me through this weekend.
 
2008-09-20 11:01:51 AM  
I hope they hit it with missiles from space, that biatch is quite near to where I live. I'm going to barricade myself in the house with enough beers and pizza to get me through this weekend.

They like beer and pizza. Some say they can smell it from miles away. Sleep tight.
 
2008-09-20 11:04:47 AM  

mikaloyd: scythemantis: Like all spiders it's quite frightened of larger animals like us.

How do they detect and measure fear in spiders Dr Science?



the fact that they run away might be construed as fear
 
2008-09-20 11:05:08 AM  
A secondary baterial skin infection often occurs with spider bites, but thats about it. People will go to the ER when a boil pops up at the bite site, thinking it means the spider was venomous. If you get bitten, wash the area with soap and water, and put a dab of antibiotic ointment on.
 
2008-09-20 11:11:36 AM  
This spider is what I consider one of the most gratuitous creatures in Nature. Twelve inches wide, that's big enough to sit on your face. On top of this, they have hairs on their legs they can shoot at you to irritate your skin, eyes, and mucous membranes.

It's not their venom that's truly worrisome, it's the giant fangs they have. Those hurt.

But what's truly over-the-top grotesque about these things is that they can force air out of their carapace to shriek at you.

Yes, that's right, it's a screaming, dinner-plate-sized, face-spanning spider. That's just gratuitous.
 
2008-09-20 11:13:39 AM  
OMFG - a spider in Scoonthorpe - that's horrible...for the spider

/Poor spider
//Could be worse though - could've been Middlesbrough
 
2008-09-20 11:14:43 AM  
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Don't worry, I'll kill it.
 
2008-09-20 11:17:57 AM  

dahuka: mikaloyd: scythemantis: Like all spiders it's quite frightened of larger animals like us.

How do they detect and measure fear in spiders Dr Science?


the fact that they run away might be construed as fear


Not all spiders run away. Some attack. Is that also a manifestation of spider fear?
 
2008-09-20 11:18:04 AM  
You know that creepy feeling you have on your leg, that's a spider. Better not move to fast or it will bite you and kill you.

Have a nice day.
 
2008-09-20 11:19:27 AM  

UnrepentantApostate: This spider is what I consider one of the most gratuitous creatures in Nature. Twelve inches wide, that's big enough to sit on your face. On top of this, they have hairs on their legs they can shoot at you to irritate your skin, eyes, and mucous membranes.

It's not their venom that's truly worrisome, it's the giant fangs they have. Those hurt.

But what's truly over-the-top grotesque about these things is that they can force air out of their carapace to shriek at you.

Yes, that's right, it's a screaming, dinner-plate-sized, face-spanning spider. That's just gratuitous.


I hate you
 
2008-09-20 11:20:15 AM  
im not afraid of spiders, but the fact that this spider couldn't kill me wouldn't cause me to act all cocky and pretend like it didnt freak the crap out of me

i'd still throw something at it and run away, its friggin huge :P

oil workers got big wrenchs and pipe cutters for squashing, but imagine that bastard jumps you and bites your face
 
2008-09-20 11:21:08 AM  
Am I the only person who didn't know that spiders shed skins like snakes?

Hell, I like spiders but seeing a skin that big, let alone the spider that filled it, would freak me out.
 
2008-09-20 11:21:52 AM  

UnrepentantApostate: This spider is what I consider one of the most gratuitous creatures in Nature. Twelve inches wide, that's big enough to sit on your face. On top of this, they have hairs on their legs they can shoot at you to irritate your skin, eyes, and mucous membranes.

It's not their venom that's truly worrisome, it's the giant fangs they have. Those hurt.

But what's truly over-the-top grotesque about these things is that they can force air out of their carapace to shriek at you.

Yes, that's right, it's a screaming, dinner-plate-sized, face-spanning spider. That's just gratuitous.


you're not helping any. shut up.

/rocks and weeps in a corner
 
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