It's raining spiders!

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    Feb 12, 2013 10:28 PM GMT
    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/an-arachnophobes-worst-nightmare-its-raining-spiders-in-brazil-8488201.html





    I WOULD FREAAAAKKKK.
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    Feb 12, 2013 10:29 PM GMT
    If you don't have arachnophobia yet, you will after watching that video.

    BTW, I want to catch them and keep them as pets. Spiders are fun! icon_biggrin.gif
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    Feb 12, 2013 11:05 PM GMT
    I'm assuming the spiders formed a network of webs, because they're not falling or "raining" but demonstrating web behavior. But I can't understand the narrative. Does anyone know if this happens at other times, or is this unprecedented?
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    Feb 12, 2013 11:08 PM GMT
    ART_DECO saidI'm assuming the spiders formed a network of webs, because they're not falling or "raining" but demonstrating web behavior. But I can't understand the narrative. Does anyone know if this happens at other times, or is this unprecedented?
    The world ended on Dec 21 last year, but the spiders are late getting the cobwebs made. It's a hard job, ya know...
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    Feb 12, 2013 11:09 PM GMT
    Gross.
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    Feb 12, 2013 11:21 PM GMT
    icon_eek.gif I feel sick just watching it. icon_cry.gif
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    Feb 13, 2013 2:05 AM GMT
    paulflexes saidIf you don't have arachnophobia yet, you will after watching that video.

    BTW, I want to catch them and keep them as pets. Spiders are fun! icon_biggrin.gif


    I think the video is really cool. I never really understood why people get so freaked out by spiders.
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    Feb 13, 2013 2:12 AM GMT
    It's not raining.
    Most spider are solitary, but some live in large community, on huge shared web.

    Raining still possible : some young spider, just out from the egg, make a web filament and let the wind bring them at distance. They are so light they can fly (or rather be ported by the wind) very far away.
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    Feb 13, 2013 2:13 AM GMT
    DanOmatic said
    paulflexes saidIf you don't have arachnophobia yet, you will after watching that video.

    BTW, I want to catch them and keep them as pets. Spiders are fun! icon_biggrin.gif


    I think the video is really cool. I never really understood why people get so freaked out by spiders.


    Little jumping spiders are incredibly beautiful, but you need a magnifying glass to see their jewel-like bodies.

    People are afraid of black widows and brown recluses. And its just safer to assume that all spiders are black widows, especially if you can't visually identify them.
  • Kairr

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    Feb 13, 2013 2:16 AM GMT
    The only kind of spider I like is the jumpy one ( the fuzzy, cute one)
    Others... eww...
    Another reason is that they are so small and fragile. I cant stand it if I accidentally crush my pet and it get all smushed up liquid and flesh and stuff...
  • DanOmatic

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    Feb 13, 2013 2:30 AM GMT
    [quote][cite]Afterwards said[/cite]
    DanOmatic said
    paulflexes saidIf you don't have arachnophobia yet, you will after watching that video.

    BTW, I want to catch them and keep them as pets. Spiders are fun! icon_biggrin.gif


    I think the video is really cool. I never really understood why people get so freaked out by spiders.


    Little jumping spiders are incredibly beautiful, but you need a magnifying glass to see their jewel-like bodies.

    You mean like this one?

    jumping+spider.jpg
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    Feb 13, 2013 2:33 AM GMT
    minox saidIt's not raining.
    Most spider are solitary, but some live in large community, on huge shared web.

    Raining still possible : some young spider, just out from the egg, make a web filament and let the wind bring them at distance. They are so light they can fly (or rather be ported by the wind) very far away.

    Some adult spiders will do this, too, if the species is not too large in size. It's called "ballooning".
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    Feb 13, 2013 2:51 AM GMT
    Aww I'd catch one and take it home with me! icon_lol.gif
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    Feb 13, 2013 3:02 AM GMT
    paulflexes saidIf you don't have arachnophobia yet, you will after watching that video.

    BTW, I want to catch them and keep them as pets. Spiders are fun! icon_biggrin.gif

    Thx for the warning. Wasn't planning on watching because I'm somewhat afraid of spiders, but now I doubly won't. Brrrr.
  • MidwesternKid

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    Feb 13, 2013 3:03 AM GMT
    The horror.
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    Feb 13, 2013 3:07 AM GMT
    This gave me goosebumps. Really not a big fan of spiders. I'd prefer if lizards and frogs handled the mosquitoes in Florida instead of spiders.
  • AMoonHawk

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    Feb 13, 2013 3:46 AM GMT
    I would be out there with a can of aqua net hairspray and a lighter and torch them all
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    Feb 13, 2013 3:48 AM GMT
    looks beautiful
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    Feb 13, 2013 3:54 AM GMT
    Made my Spidey Sense all tingly! icon_biggrin.gif
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    Feb 13, 2013 4:09 AM GMT
    "Motherfucking spiders on this motherfucking plane!"
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    Feb 13, 2013 4:18 AM GMT
    FUCK THIS SHIT
    NOW I'M GONNA HAVE
    NIGHTMARES!!!!!

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  • MikeW

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    Feb 13, 2013 4:19 AM GMT
    I was playing with a spider just today in an odd moment. Cute little bugger. Not to bright, though. Totally confused by the cigarette ashes that jostled about on the ground due to the breeze.
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    Feb 13, 2013 4:19 AM GMT
    DanOmatic said[quote][cite]Afterwards said[/cite]
    DanOmatic said
    paulflexes saidIf you don't have arachnophobia yet, you will after watching that video.

    BTW, I want to catch them and keep them as pets. Spiders are fun! icon_biggrin.gif


    I think the video is really cool. I never really understood why people get so freaked out by spiders.


    Little jumping spiders are incredibly beautiful, but you need a magnifying glass to see their jewel-like bodies.

    You mean like this one?

    jumping+spider.jpg


    it's so cute!!!!!!!!


    paulflexes said
    ART_DECO saidI'm assuming the spiders formed a network of webs, because they're not falling or "raining" but demonstrating web behavior. But I can't understand the narrative. Does anyone know if this happens at other times, or is this unprecedented?
    The world ended on Dec 21 last year, but the spiders are late getting the cobwebs made. It's a hard job, ya know...


    it does take a while...
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    Feb 13, 2013 4:31 AM GMT
    Little creepy but...
    These are one of those incidents that reminds us how beautiful, fascinating & mysterious our mother earth is...
  • calibro

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    Feb 13, 2013 4:48 AM GMT
    spiders and i have a deal... i let them eat bugs, and they let me have peen. works just fine.