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FML - The follow-up
BloodFaerie Say more :
OP here and I find it really funny that the people without a frickin' sense of humour are calling *me* stupid. (Not to mention when said assholes appear to be illiterate...) Yes, I know it is probably going to eat it - seeing as next time I went in there the spider had gotten smart enough to stop and wrap up its dinner to make it easier to carry, lol. (Problem solving abilities now? hmmmmmm lol) And, let's see... I was obviously in college at one point, so I would hope some of you would realize that means I'm educated. Please learn to take a joke. I'm just happy I finally got an FML accepted. And, of all of them it was a joke about one spider carrying off a "wounded comrade". And I saw someone did allude to the fact I must have left the dead one as a warning to the others. Muahahahahaha. *AND* maaaaybe this was a carefully staged display on their part to turn the tables and send *ME* a warning that they won't be dealt with so easily - that there are always MORE. *shudders* Finally, the reason there are so many spiders? I live in the basement of this house out in rural North Georgia and this scene took place in the bathroom in the back corner of said basement. So... the spiders love it there.
By BloodFaerie - / Saturday 30 June 2012 06:49 / United States - Cleveland
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  doctorhook86  |  24

Nick Fury guides the Avengers... Spider-Man is an Avenger... In 2008, Spider-Man famously endorsed Obama... Spider-Man has a new movie out in 2012... 2012 is an American election year... Therefore, Marvel wants us to vote Spider-Man as write-in candidate for the presidency! ...After all, his costume is Red and Blue.

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  muzy  |  23

It wasn't going to eat it. It took it home to show all the others the fate that awaits them if they do not stand and fight! they probably hate humans and are going tomobilize their forces pretty soon.

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  Dojan  |  16

160 - all spiders are cannibals. There's probably one or two "carnivorous spiders" in your home as well. It really isn't anything one should worry about.

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  DjeePee  |  24

Euhm, yeah, spiders are cannibals. But they want their meat fresh. If the living spider killed the other one, then he is probably going to eat it. If the other one was dead already, the living spider will not take it as his meal. Thinking about it, maybe it was just the spider's skin. The difference between a skin and a dead spider is difficult to see.

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  mrsmirk  |  8

I think that the spiders are reproducing more and more quickly and in places they usually would not be. I feel like it's the heat. i feel like spiders are getting smarter, like they can sense you and your intentions. they are getting bigger too, all of them. If they care for their dead and mean to take over the world... I've seen alot of Baby blackidows lately.

By  Deannie88  |  6

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  mizuki123  |  8

This is what spiders can do to you.. http://www.google.com/search?tbm=isch&source=mog&hl=en&gl=us&client=safari&tab=wi&q=spider%20bites&sa=N&biw=320&bih=416&sei=iQ7vT6roIKiY2wX-pdypCg. Sorry for long link.

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  eggmarie  |  25

Yeah, you go get bitten by a Brown Recluse or Black Widow and tell me how "harmless" spiders are. You aren't likely to die, but you can get one hell of an infection.

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Yeah, what about the plate-sized tarantulas? My aunt lives in Texas, and on quiet nights you can (according to her and where she lives) hear the spiders scuttling across the ground.

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  Tadeusz_fml  |  5

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  t765234  |  10

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  Tadeusz_fml  |  5

I can hear dogs barking at night but I don't live in fear of chihuahuas. Furthermore fearing all spiders because 2 relatively rare and geographically isolated spiders have the potential to make you a bit ill is like fearing tabby cats because starving tigers sometimes attack humans.

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61- Black widow spiders can kill. http://www.venombyte.com/venom/spiders/venomous_spiders_by_state.asp Take a look at these VENOMOUS spiders. There's not just TWO relatively "rare" species. Granted, this site is just for the USA, but I'm sure there's more than two different kinds of venomous spider per continent ;)

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  Tadeusz_fml  |  5

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  yanksby7  |  6

They're not actually rare, and they're all over the southeastern US- since that's where I live, I haven't bothered to research where else they live. Furthermore, a single bite from a brown recluse can cause death or dismemberment. The only way to identify such a spider (from say, a common brown spider) is by looking for a small fiddle shape on its back-that can be about the same color as its body. Tl;dr? Kill it with fire.

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I take it some of you have never heard of arachnophobia. It's the irrational fear of spiders. It's just like being scared of clowns, butterflies, or any other kind of thing in this world. Not everyone can control their fears, so being scared of spiders isn't cowardly.

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Neither black widows nor brown recluse spiders are "rare." Just because something only lives in a certain environment/part of the world _doesn't_ make it rare. And being afraid of things isn't cowardly, so stop being an ass.

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  JustKittyKat  |  24

I am so sorry for posting this... But look! Here are ten! Not five. Ten. http://www.environmentalgraffiti.com/news-10-most-poisonous-spiders (shudder) I hate spiders

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88- I think 57 was saying its more likely that you'll get struck by lightning than bitten by a venomous spider. Which I'm not sure if I believe, considering the astronomical odds of getting struck by lightning. If I'm wrong, I apologize in advance; I don't claim to know everything.

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  A7X_LoVeee  |  10

Spiders just freak me out. I don't care how small they are, I don't want them crawling on me much less close to me. 54- I think I would literally piss myself.

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  JustKittyKat  |  24

"Scientists figure humans may be born with a fear of spiders and snakes, healthy phobias that up the odds of survival in the wild. It's not known how such an inborn fear might develop, however. Now researchers have proven that unborn crickets can gain a fear of spiders based on their mother's harrowing experiences. Scientists put pregnant crickets into terrariums containing a wolf spider. The spiders' fangs were covered with wax so the spiders could stalk but not kill the pregnant crickets. After the crickets laid their eggs, the researchers compared the behavior of the offspring with offspring whose mothers hadn't been exposed to spiders."

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  raraisbang  |  12

Just to add to the "rarity" of venomous spiders, I live in the southern united states and it is not rare at all to find a brown recluse or a black widow here. I've killed quite a few of both species, and can assure you that they are much more common than you seem to believe. A friend of mine was bitten by a brown recluse on the knee and had to have a knee replacement at 15 years of age. They are dangerous and it is in no way irrational to be frightened of them.

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  JustKittyKat  |  24

Multiple times have I come within less than an inch of a black widow. And my dad has been bitten by recluses not once, but twice. He has huge scars. Always in Idaho for some reason.. I'm never going there!

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66-actually in Georgia,black widows are common.i used to go outside and kill at least 2 a day.and many of my friends had a lot of them to. Don't take this wrong and start a fight over the Internet,cause I ain't arguin,just makin a point

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  datgamerchick  |  14

66 - I, for one, am scared of spiders because they look disgusting. Yes, they're relatively small, and you can easily kill them with a shoe, but I am still disgusted and terrified of even the tiniest ones. I don't have extreme arachnophobia, but I still have somewhat of an irrational fear towards spiders, cockroaches, scorpions, and other scary-looking, repulsive-looking critters lurking around our dirt.

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I'm not afraid of spiders, but I would prefer them to stay out of my house. For some reason, I find mosquitoes scarier than spiders. Maybe it's because they're consciously looking for people to attack.

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  flea_of_death  |  23

I think that one guy way up there got spiders mixed up with sharks. Its more likely that you'll be struck by lightning than get bitten by a shark. Also, I'm afraid of spiders simply because they're everywhere. I mean, there's a family of black widows in my mailbox for goodness sakes, and I'm in Tennessee. So yeah, they aren't very rare

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  Calyx_fml  |  21

Funnel web spiders have actual fangs that can punch through a leather boot. You have two hours to live. Hobo spiders often carry necrotizing fasciitis (flesh eating bacteria). They are all over the place in the Seattle Portland area. Spiders can creep into your bed and attack you while you sleep. I got bit twice in one night! Even mountain lions won't do that. Spiders are fearsome.

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  Beranii  |  5

Black widows are rare? That's news to me... I found two yesterday when cleaning out my backyard so...yeah. Black widows are one of the most commonly found spiders and that's why a lot of people have a fear of them. I personally worry about my dog being bitten or something because those things can kill smaller animals I they aren't treated right away.

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  greatdanen  |  6

from an evelutionary perspective bring afraid of the unknown pr dark is actually the safer trait. of you just walk out in the dark with no consideration today bad things can happen too. rape assault, mugging and so on. you have less of a chance defending yourself. granted the odds of something happening is small, but by eugenic scales the møre cautious will survive

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  Myo_fml  |  20

You're forgetting about imports and exports. Spiders enjoy cool dark places and so often crawl into boxes being shipped all over the globe. They then escape and reproduce and are no longer isolated.

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  jay2121  |  3

Alright number 1. Black Widows are not "rare" just because you haven't seen many or any of them. I used to see them daily at work. Number 2. Check out the Sydney Funnel Web Spider, they will actually chase you and bite you for no reason. And if you are bitten you have about 40 minutes until you're dead if left untreated. It's also much larger than a coin.

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  stiegr  |  0

It's not the size of spiders that make them intimidating... It's the number. There are billions and billions of them... Way too many if you ask me

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  nikininja  |  4

Sydney funnel web, red back, black house spider, white tail, wolf spider, mouse spiders are just the poisonous ones that are most likely to bite you here in Australia. Red backs are beyond common where I live. Look under any outdoor chair and you will find many red backs.

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The person who commented about the imports and exports reminded me.... My dad worked at a grocery store when he was a teenager, and one time he found a dead tarantula curled up in the bananas. O_O

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"Size matters not. Look at me. Judge me by my size do you?" - Yoda Given the discussions about size, I just couldn't help myself... Just imagine that being said by a spider :-)

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  LokiDasWolf  |  9

103 exactly, phobias arent rational. i think we develop a fear of snakes and spiders because of the way they move compared to everything else we're exposed to at that age

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