Texan spiders spin 'monster web'

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Wow....what a web! BBC NEWS | Science/Nature | Texan spiders spin 'monster web'

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I saw this earlier, and whilst I don't mind spiders as such, I wouldn't want to find something like that in a dark corner of my house! Pretty impressive!
 

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My. that is impressive... and here I was impressed by the 6-foot-plus webs some of our little arachnid friends had been building in our back yard....:rolleyes:
 

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Funny, I just got done reading that same story in the New York Times and thought, "Hey, I'll bet the guys over at the Chronic would love to read this story!" :)

Still, as a devoutly practising arachnophobe, the first impression that went through my perfervid little brain while reading this article was a quesy combination of two H.G. Wells short stories, The Empire of the Ants and The Valley of the Spiders!

And just like everything in the classic, competitive Texas mindset, it has to be bigger and more impressive. On this particular point, I certainly feel no envy! :D
 

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And just like everything in the classic, competitive Texas mindset, it has to be bigger and more impressive. On this particular point, I certainly feel no envy! :D

Funny, I thought lots of Scandinavian immigrant groups settled in the mid-southwest a century ago. Apparently they lost their precious Lagom in the New World. :p:D
 

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Funny, I thought lots of Scandinavian immigrant groups settled in the mid-southwest a century ago. Apparently they lost their precious Lagom in the New World. :p:D

LOL! :D :D (P.S.: I'm not expecting anyone else here on the Chronic to get this inside joke, so, carry on like everything is {sorta kinda} normal!)
 

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It would be amazingly bad walking into that when rushing outside on a dark night to the chip van to buy an orange tango. I hate walking into even tiny spidery webs , so..
 

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Perhaps to calm the arachnophobes it's worth noting that the above web is not due to some colossal spider that should be in films but by the unusual cooperation of many smaller (i.e. normal size) ones. Or is that many spiders living close together just as bad?
 

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Perhaps to calm the arachnophobes it's worth noting that the above web is not due to some colossal spider that should be in films but by the unusual cooperation of many smaller (i.e. normal size) ones. Or is that many spiders living close together just as bad?

It would probably be best to be dispatched by a giant spider created through the marvels of environmentally unfriendly, irresponsibly dumped radioactive waste. At least your demise will be relatively quick if it decides you're not tasty enough for a later snack. (No injection of neurotoxins into your bloodstream that keep you paralyzed, yet barely conscious enough to witness your own kosher death as your internal organs are being liquified and turned into a Happy Meal before your very eyes.)

The other option is to have millions upon millions of itsy bitsy arachnids crowd into every oriface on your bod. Now, that's a nasty denouement! :eek:
 

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