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The Sad World Of The Misunderstood House Spider | Runt Of The Web
If there’s one arthropod with an unfortunately bad rap with the human world, it’s the spider. Generally reclusive and non-threatening to people, spiders eat all the creatures that annoy humans (mosquitoes, flies, roaches) while occupying the empty crevices of human shelter. And yet their very presence makes the average person go after these benevolent creatures with a fury. And so is the sad world of the Misunderstood Spider:
spiders  sad  funny 
november 2011 by deusx
jwz - Disposable 3d-printed spiderbot
And a handsome spider it is: With its long extremities, the spider has a range of ways to get around. Some models can even jump. This is possible using hydraulically operated bellows drives that serve as joints and keep limbs mobile. With no muscles to stretch their legs, these creatures build up...
ifttt  blork  nifty  spiders  3dprinters 
november 2011 by deusx
Spider Eggs Hatch In Bush's Brain | The Onion - America's Finest News Source
"President Bush collapsed to the floor of the Oval Office during a meeting with advisers when spiderlings hatched from thousands of egg sacs affixed between the hemispheres of his brain, according to a White House memo released Monday. The spiders severed the president's corpus callosum and ate through the motor-control center of the brain, doctors said, causing Bush's body to jerk involuntarily as a scurrying mass of crab spiders emerged from his mouth and crawled down his face. Witnesses confirmed that a number of spiders also discharged from the president's tear ducts. Secret Service agents restrained the president and carried him to the White House medical facility, but doctors said that by the time Bush arrived, the arachnids had already consumed his corneas, pupils, and vitreous humor. Bush is resting comfortably at Bethesda Naval Hospital."
bush  politics  funny?  spiders  theonion 
january 2009 by deusx
If the patient says spider bite, think MRSA, says Assembly speaker -- FP Report
"Spiders are getting a bad rap. Get a culture because what you are seeing is probably community-acquired MRSA (methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus)"
health  medicine  infection  spiders 
april 2007 by deusx
YouTube - Spiders On Drugs
"In the 1960s, Dr. Peter Witt gave drugs to spiders and observed their effects on web building. This short film about the results of the experiment was created by First Church Of Christ, Filmmaker."
funny  video  drugs  spiders 
january 2007 by deusx

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