DailyDirt: Tarantulas!

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Tarantulas are huge, hairy, and venomous. Thankfully, these giant spiders look creepier than they are dangerous -- for humans, at least. While they do pack a painful bite, their venom is actually less potent than a bee's. There are hundreds of species of tarantulas that have already been identified. Here are a few more. If you'd like to read more awesome and interesting stuff, check out this unrelated (but not entirely random!) Techdirt post via StumbleUpon.
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    Ninja (profile), 12 Apr 2013 @ 3:34am

    My instinctive reaction to most spiders bigger than 1 inch would be to run screaming like a little girl (it's not just natural fear it's downright pathologic fear). However the manly me usually slaps the little girl in me and makes me react aggressively by killing any spider on sight. I can barely control it hahahaha. Same fear I have from dogs but with dogs it's manageable and I can even bring myself to play with dogs that seem friendly.

    Which means this article gave me chills down my spine, cold sweat and stuff like that ;)

    Still, interesting to see places I should NOT go to. Oh wait, I live in one of those places.

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