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A woman in Missouri thought she had water in her ear but it was actually a venomous spider

A woman in Missouri thought she had water in her ear but it was actually a venomous spiderSusie Torres, from Kansas, City, Missouri, saw a doctor on Tuesday after waking up with discomfort in her left ear. It turned out to be a spider.



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Woman crashes car after seeing a spider, New York police say

Woman crashes car after seeing a spider, New York police sayCairo, New York Police say a woman suffered an injury in the crash. Police believe the incident occurred after she saw a spider in the drivers' area.



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See the New 2019 McLaren 600LT Spider in Photos

See the New 2019 McLaren 600LT Spider in Photos



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Police called after man heard shouting death threats … at a spider

Police called after man heard shouting death threats ... at a spiderOn Wednesday morning in Perth, Western Australia, a bystander heard a man inside a property repeatedly shouting the words “why don’t you die,” with the sounds of a toddler screaming in the background. It turns out the man was only trying to kill a spider. Western Australian Police posted a screenshot of the interaction on Twitter, however, the tweet was later deleted as officers aren’t meant to screenshot police systems.



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Australian man screaming at spider 'why don't you die?' triggers full police response

Australian man screaming at spider 'why don't you die?' triggers full police responsePolice in Australia responded to reports of a man screaming "why don't you die?" by dispatching multiple units to a home in Perth. But officers were soon told to stand down when they found a man who “had only been trying to kill a spider", according to the police log published online. The alarm was raised when a passer-by heard a screaming child and a man repeatedly shouting.  In a tweet on Wednesday morning Wanneroo police shared their account of the unusual incident.  It cited the man’s “serious fear” of spiders, and added that there had been no injuries at the scene apart from those sustained by the spider.  The now-deleted tweet by Wanneroo police The tweet read: “Multiple police units responded lights and sirens to the incident this morning. Never a dull moment for the Police!” A police spokesman, Samuel Dinnison, said: "It's just one of those jobs where you go expecting to see one thing and see another." He confirmed the tweet was later deleted from Twitter because it pictured internal police communication systems and because “there were just some typos in it, things like that”. The man was reported to have apologised “for the inconvenience” he had caused. A similar incident occurred in 2015 , when police in Sydney found a man screaming “I’m going to kill you, you’re dead” at a spider in his home.



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Florida Home Depot Employee Bloodied After She's Attacked by Spider Monkey

Florida Home Depot Employee Bloodied After She's Attacked by Spider MonkeySpanky's owner may face charges in the shocking attack.



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The world's oldest recorded spider built herself a hole, then just stayed there till age 43

The world's oldest recorded spider built herself a hole, then just stayed there till age 43Just how many walking sticks would an elderly spider require? SEE ALSO: 5 common groceries made from microorganisms Researchers in Australia monitored what is most likely the world's oldest spider on record, who died at age 43, outstripping the previous record-holder, a 28-year-old tarantula. The lead researcher, Leanda Mason, said of the spider in question, "to our knowledge this is the oldest spider ever recorded, and her significant life has allowed us to further investigate the trapdoor spider’s behaviour and population dynamics,” according to a press release. A sedentary creature, the female
Gaius villosus trapdoor spider builds itself a tunnel in the ground and stays there, seldom wandering too far from its hidey-hole. Sounds pretty ideal to be honest. Some people online were confused as to how the researchers knew the spider's age. HOW DO YOU KNOW IT WAS THE OLDEST SPIDER, HAVE YOU ASKED ALL THE OTHERS THEIR AGE? t.co/b5ls7v4p31 — Christine Best (@tinajaneb33) April 28, 2018 You just have to look it up on the web. — Ryan Evans (@DoNothing69) April 30, 2018 Spider census. Every spider took it. Although apparently a few of them lied about their age to get into bars, allegedly. — matthew marsden (@matthewdmarsden) April 29, 2018 Named "Number 16" (affectionate pet-names were notably absent from the paper) the female trapdoor spider was first documented as a spiderling in 1974 by a study initiated by Barbara York Main. The study monitored individuals using tagged pegs put next to their burrows. Trapdoor spiders never re-use the disused burrow of another spider, so the researchers can be fairly confident that they were monitoring the same spider for 43 years. Number 16 probably didn't die of natural causes. On Oct. 31, 2016, the researchers found that her burrow had been pierced by a parasitic wasp. Her burrow fell into disrepair thereafter, meaning that poor Number 16 was probably eaten from the inside out by a spider wasp larva. What a way to go. WATCH: Go on a tour of the moon with these 4K images



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Arachnophobes take heed: this ancient spider had a whip-like tail

Arachnophobes take heed: this ancient spider had a whip-like tailBy Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) – If you are not a fan of spiders, you may not like the creepy little arachnid scientists found entombed in chunks of amber from northern Myanmar. Unlike its spider cousins alive today, this guy had a tail. Scientists on Monday described four specimens of the arachnid, called Chimerarachne yingi, that inhabited a Cretaceous Period tropical forest about 100 million years ago during the dinosaur age.



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