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  • But remember: they're only a little deadly.

    /Good luck English people from you're neighbors across the pond
  • Voiceofreason01: But remember: they're only a little deadly.

    /Good luck English people from you're neighbors across the pond


    *your

    /fark
  • the notoriously viscous spider

    It's only viscous after you squish it.
  • guy has a tattoo on his arm...of a spider...lolz
  • Buncha pansies. I have to clear out hundreds of these every year, silly things like building nests in my goddamn mailbox.
  • Black Widow's bite reported to be 15 times stronger than a rattlesnake's ... by the Department of Anally-Derived Statistics.

    Engineers at the plant discovered the notoriously viscous spider ... So just chill them a bit and they become syrupy and immobile. Problem solved!
  • ZAZ: the notoriously viscous spider

    It's only viscous after you squish it.


    That article was full of errors a good editor would have never missed.
  • bdub77: ZAZ: the notoriously viscous spider

    It's only viscous after you squish it.

    That article was full of errors a good editor would have never missed.


    Unfortunately, it was written for the Daily Fail.
  • Vicious spider? They're scared to death of coming in contact with you, they run away from a gentle breeze. And deadly? Maybe to a baby or a very old person. What happened to the stiff upper lip, Britain?

    Oh and all spiders are venomous, you Daily Fail knobs. You mean poisonous to humans. 

    /Loves spiders.
  • Easy there Brits. Having lived 40+ years right smack dab in black widow territory, you have to work really hard to get bitten. If you spend lots of time climbing around under houses in crawl spaces you might want to carry some bug spray with you but otherwise don't sweat it.
  • Gedanken Experiment:

    You are British, arrange the following in order of scare factor:

    Blood pudding
    Black Widows
    Letting some kid grow a mustache for Movember.
  • bdub77: ZAZ: the notoriously viscous spider

    It's only viscous after you squish it.

    That article was full of errors a good editor would have never missed.


    It was the unpossible to use ele4ctric spell checkers.
  • Well, you try writing an article when you're paralysed by the ingrained pommie terror of all things araneid.
  • Nope. Nope nope nope nope nope.
  • There are blacks in Texas?
  • vossiewulf: Easy there Brits. Having lived 40+ years right smack dab in black widow territory, you have to work really hard to get bitten. If you spend lots of time climbing around under houses in crawl spaces you might want to carry some bug spray with you but otherwise don't sweat it.


    Yup. They're really easy to live with. Just don't poke them or their next.

    The hobo spider on the other hand will charge 4-6 feet just to bite you because fark you that's why.
  • As someone who has been bitten by both a Black Widow and a Brown Recluse, I can safely say "Quit your goddamned whining, England."

    Seriously though, these aren't exactly the most dangerous thing we've exported to the United Kingdom. As I recall, Plaxico Burress played a game there once.
  • Captain James T. Smirk: As someone who has been bitten by both a Black Widow and a Brown Recluse, I can safely say "Quit your goddamned whining, England."

    Seriously though, these aren't exactly the most dangerous thing we've exported to the United Kingdom. As I recall, Plaxico Burress played a game there once.


    B.S. without pics. Nobody gets bit by a Brown Recluse and doesn't take pictures of the extruded sausage hamburger that results.

    /I've seen it.
    //It ain't pretty
    ///Iowa
  • We should respect the Black Widow's culture and work hard to integrate her 100 offspring.
  • lol, i literally have 4 or 5 around my house because i haven't sprayed in a while. they ARE deadly, if you go up to one and let it crawl on you. then aggravate it, then don't seek medical attention AND you are old, a baby, or sick. essentially a Darwin device.

    /one bites me in my sleep and i die tonight.
  • Oh, no!
    There goes Tokyo!
    Oh oh Black Widow!

    /don't fear the Ropers
  • Sherman Potter: Captain James T. Smirk: As someone who has been bitten by both a Black Widow and a Brown Recluse, I can safely say "Quit your goddamned whining, England."

    Seriously though, these aren't exactly the most dangerous thing we've exported to the United Kingdom. As I recall, Plaxico Burress played a game there once.

    B.S. without pics. Nobody gets bit by a Brown Recluse and doesn't take pictures of the extruded sausage hamburger that results.

    /I've seen it.
    //It ain't pretty
    ///Iowa


    I got bit on the arm while I was at Fort Jackson, SC. The Drill Sergeants had a pre-arranged plan for recluse bites, even though they were rare and even though necrosis from a recluse bite happens less than half of the time. About fifteen seconds after I got bit, slapped my arm, saw the remains of a recluse, and said "Oh, shiat", I was on a truck on the way to the base hospital, and within ten minutes I was getting my arm washed down with about thirty different soaps and being needled full of all kinds of meds. Ended up with nothing but a normal-looking, tiny spider bite that went away in a couple of days.
  • Black Widow spiders are common around here. They like to make their nests on the inside corners of my house's exterior. The webs are very irregular and are annoying because they tend to pick up a lot of debris and are unsightly.

    So during their peak season, I take a flashlight and a shoe and walk the perimeter of the house just after dark when they've come out. I crush all the spiders I see. I think my record was to crush 15 BWs and three scorpions in one night. I generally leave the tarantulas alone unless they get into the house (only happened once).


    /have never found a BW inside the house
    //effing scorpions love to come inside, though
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