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Spiders

Thousands Of Spiders Cover New Zealand Field With Giant Webs

The Huffington Post | Lee Speigel | Posted 04.21.2017 | Weird News

When Tracey Maris and her family decided to spend Easter Sunday at the Gordon Spratt Reserve in Papamoa, on New Zealand’s east coast, they couldn’...

Spider vs. Snake Is All Your Worst Phobias In One Horrible Video

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 02.16.2017 | Weird News

Think a spider can’t take on a snake? Think again. North Vic Engines, which performs engine reconditioning, shared a video of a redback spider battl...

Australian Zoo Begs Public To Catch Deadly Spiders For Milking

Reuters | David Moye | Posted 01.24.2017 | Weird News

An Australian zookeeper on Tuesday urged people to catch and donate deadly funnel-web spiders, to help replenish stocks of antidote running low after ...

Free-Roaming Tarantulas Definitely Don't Make Flying Any Better

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 05.21.2016 | Weird News

Big hairy spiders and flying seem to be two of the world's most common fears. Putting them together? Well, that’s just unspeakably terrifying. Passe...

This Male Spider Might Be A More Considerate Lover Than Yours

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 04.29.2016 | Science

Spiders: They’re kinkier than you’d expect. The Darwin’s bark spider, a Madagascar arachnid known for weaving enormous webs, engages in male-on-...

Deadly Spider Bites Man's Penis On Toilet, Worst Fears Realized

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 04.27.2016 | Weird News

What happened to a construction worker on a portable toilet in Sydney, Australia, will make your skin crawl. God knows what it made his skin do. The 2...

The Web Is Freaking Out Over This No-Kill Spider Catcher

The Huffington Post | Elyse Wanshel | Posted 04.15.2016 | Good News

Some people use bug spray, others use a boot but there's a more humane way to catch spiders. My Critter Catcher has been making videos about its produ...

A Middle-Aged Prude Asks An Important Sex Question

Laura Collins Lyster-Mensh | Posted 03.08.2017 | Fifty
Laura Collins Lyster-Mensh

It's a sentence this vanilla middle-aged lady really didn't imagine ever saying, but there you are: I host a sex podcast about sex over 50 and Bea Cummins is a lady over 60 -- and I do mean lady -- who hosts a sex website and appears in porn films.

The Perils of Being an Aussie Realtor

Krista M Sharp | Posted 02.25.2017 | Business
Krista M Sharp

Colleagues from the Australian real estate industry have reported the top five scariest non human creatures they have come across at work.

What Is The World's Most Poisonous Spider?

Michael Lazar | Posted 02.19.2017 | Fifty
Michael Lazar

I've been guilty of it and there's a good chance that you or someone that you might know has also been guilty of this in the past: claiming that the d...

It's Not Broken!

Trilby D. Johnson | Posted 02.08.2017 | Good News
Trilby D. Johnson

It's not broken. It's just sometimes locked. And the key to unlocking Life is about you and me co-creating our human Being through choosing consciousness and love. You just have to find the right button and give it a push. It's the same for your heart. It's not broken, it's just locked. Perhaps it's time to open it up to new ways of loving. What do you say?

Stop Squishing Your Friendly House Spiders. Okay, Thanks.

The Huffington Post | Abigail Williams | Posted 01.18.2016 | HuffPost Home

There's nothing quite as terrifying as coming face to face with a hairy, scary spider. One's first instinct is usually to shriek and reach for the nea...

Cops Rush To Death Threats And Screams -- Of Spider-Chasing Man

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 11.26.2015 | Weird News

A man in Australia freaked out so much about a spider being in his home that his neighbors thought he was murdering a woman, police said. Concerned re...

Spiders Inspire Fear, And Novel Products That Could Change The World

The Huffington Post | Lynne Peeples | Posted 10.31.2015 | Green

Spiders, or at least caricatures of them, are out in full force this Halloween weekend. But next time you see the eight-legged creature carved into a ...

As Halloween Approaches, Spiders Are Our Friends

Vicki Cobb | Posted 10.30.2016 | Home
Vicki Cobb

As the holiday of creepy, crawly things reaches its celebratory date tomorrow, I have to admit I am NOT fond of spiders. I don't exactly suffer from ...

Man Tries To Kill Spider With Lighter, Starts Gas Station Blaze

The Huffington Post | Steven Hoffer | Posted 09.27.2015 | Weird News

A Michigan man caused a not-so-itsy-bitsy blaze to erupt at a suburban Detroit gas station on Saturday when he saw a spider sitting by his fuel door a...

Scientists Confirm That Some Spiders Can Pretty Much BASE Jump

The Huffington Post | Eliza Sankar-Gorton | Posted 08.21.2015 | Science

Your worst nightmare has come true: Spiders are falling from the sky. Researchers from the University of California, Berkeley, the University of Loui...

Summer Bugs: Who Lives, Who Dies

Robyn Passante | Posted 08.05.2016 | Parents
Robyn Passante

Summer is that time of year when I open my home unwittingly to all kinds of unwelcome guests. No, I'm not talking about my kids' friends; I'm talking about bugs. Lots of bugs. Squishy bugs, flying bugs, crunchy bugs, angry bugs, bugs with agendas.

Listen To The Creepy Sounds Spiders Make When They Want Sex

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 05.26.2015 | Science

Everyone likes a little music with their romance. Even, as it turns out, spiders. New research finds that the “purring” wolf spider, aka Gladi...

Dealing With Phobias: Spiders, Snakes and Balloons

Tim Ward | Posted 06.15.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Tim Ward

A woman I know turned down a career-making assignment in South Africa. It's not that she didn't want to relocate her family. It's that she was afraid ...

What Does It Feel Like to Be Bitten By a Black Widow Spider?

Quora | Posted 06.23.2015 | Weird News
Quora

It was a sunny Sunday morning in the summertime of 2006 in Redwood City, California, and the Mrs. was back East with her gal pals for a weekend of recharging her batteries and reconnecting with old friends.

Extinctions and the Death of the Human Imagination

Nessa Carey | Posted 04.28.2015 | Green
Nessa Carey

A catastrophe is coming. We can avert it but only by applying pressure on governments and vested interests, by fighting those who put money ahead of beauty, profit before enlightenment. We are about to lose one of the most wonderful animals on earth.

Yes, You Can Actually Be Scared To Death

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 02.24.2015 | Healthy Living

As it turns out, being "scared to death" isn't just a saying. A new video from ASAP Science, a YouTube channel that provides your "weekly dose of ...

This Spider Bites Off Its Own Genitals After Sex

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 01.23.2015 | Science

In what just might be the most disturbing post-coital ritual on the planet, male ornamental tree trunk spiders (a.k.a. coin spiders) have a habit of b...

Harvard Researcher Kills Rare Spider "In the Name of Education:" When Will the Killing Finally Stop?

Marc Bekoff | Posted 02.13.2015 | Green
Marc Bekoff

I'm sure a moratorium on killing would result in the development and implementation of a host of non-lethal and humane ways to learn about and to peacefully coexist with the fascinating animals with whom we share our magnificent planet.