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Oh What a Tangled Web We Weave . . .

When we start Googling tarantulas. leave it alone–you are stressing it out. Previously, (insert Law and Order music) we learned that Cambodian Zebra Tarantulas are an intergalactic, farm-raised delicacy, ready to delight friends and family. But questions remained unanswered: Why … Continue reading

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At Least I Didn’t Die

But I could have lost a foot. The official diagnosis was “foreign object impaled in foot.” When I was a kid, we called them “splinters.” But this sounds so much more medically important. My general practitioner took one look at … Continue reading

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More “Spiders,” More “Stay The Hell Out of Australia”

Fields are covered in spiderwebs amid rising floodwaters in Wagga Wagga. Photo: Reuters So Chicago does not have a lock on the Spiders in the Sky problem. Australia is having a little problem with Raining Spiders. Millions of baby spiders … Continue reading

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More Great Travel Advice With Bonus Business Tips

Baby Orb Weavers weaving hot air balloons My sister thinks I may possibly be obsessed with the subject of spiders. I say I am just doing a public service by alerting by alerting everyone to Dangers That Lurk. Such as, … Continue reading

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Tarantulas Apparently Have Press Agents

Another Public Service Announcement, with Bonus Travel Tips. Dr. Jennifer Smith, a research officer at the University of Queensland’s Institute for Molecular Bioscience, is one of the authors of a recent Australian study that found certain peptides—the building blocks of … Continue reading

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