Spiders

The Disgusting Reason Your Grill Won't Light

You might need to sit down for this.<p>Now that the summer solstice has come and gone, the only season that matters has finally begun: grilling …

BBQ

The Creepy Reason Your Gas Grill May Be Getting Hard to Light

When my husband and I set up our first gas grill last summer, I had one major fear. I wasn't afraid we'd overcook everything to a crisp or undercook …

BBQ

A Man Reveals a Frightening Number of Spiders in His Yard Using a Clever Flashlight Technique

The proprietor of the UsefulWidget YouTube channel revealed a frightening number of spiders in his yard using a clever flashlight technique that …

Cool Stuff

Itsy-Bitsy Spiders Follow Laser Pointers Like Cats Do

Humans of Earth, we have feared our spider neighbors long enough. It’s time we appreciated them for the helpful, adorable little critters they are. …

Cool Stuff

Spider identification: 7 British spiders that might be hiding in your home

Spiders are already sneaking into people’s homes this year.<p>Spider crawls out of infected bite on eight-year-old girl’s leg<p>Arachnids are often spotted …

Insects

Watch how spiders use sticky silk to win deadly wrestling match

Instead of building webs, ground spiders ambush other spiders or insects that may be bigger than themselves, by tying them in super-sticky threads

Insects

Spine-chilling ground spiders kill dangerous prey with super tough and sticky silk

How do ground spiders capture prey larger than them?<p>Ground spiders trap and kill dangerous prey thanks to a unique type of silk. It is incredibly …

Insects

Earth - 'Pirate spiders' make a living by preying on other spiders

Build a web, catch a fly, wrap the fly in silk, then devour at leisure. This hunting strategy has proven so effective that orb-weaving spiders are one of the most successful groups of animals. They are found in almost every corner of the world and there are more than 3,000 species.<p>Making a web is a …

Insects

Natural Solutions to Keep Spiders Away for Good

Get rid of spiders without the use of chemicals! Try these natural spider repellent ideas today.<p>While few spiders pose harm in the home, they can be …

Alternative Medicine

This Kitten Must’ve Been Raised By Spiders ‘Cause She is Climbing a Wall and Freaking Us Out

A couple weeks ago, we introduced you to some kittens who were raised by rabbits so now they bounce like bunnies. (If you have not already watched …

Bravo TV

Jumping Spiders Can See All the Way to the Andromeda Galaxy

Spiders are already scary impressive, what with their speed, cunning hunting skills, and jumping ability. Now, they can add another attribute to …

Animals

'Game Of Thrones' Hints At Something Much Bigger Than A Stark Reunion

Some ice spoilers ahead ...<p>For the longest time on “Game of Thrones,” Arya has been <i>sans-a</i> sister. It looks like that’s about to change.<p>We saw Sansa and Jon Snow finally reunite in Season 6, and a new video from “Game of Thrones” seems to hint that another Stark reunion is on the way.<p>In HBO’s …

Game of Thrones

Farpoint review: the best VR shooting experience you can get at home

Sony's PlayStation VR has flown mostly under the radar since its release six months ago, with a steady flow of smaller games, optional modes and …

Virtual Reality

Hundreds of Thousands of Spiders Sent to Denver Museum, Because Science

The mere idea of 40,000 spiders in a room is a nightmare for most people. But for Paula Cushing, arachnid enthusiast and researcher, it means that …

Denver

The Spider Web That Gets Stronger When It Touches Insects

Its threads reinforce themselves by sucking up chemicals from the victim’s own shell.<p>What happens when an insect touches a spider’s web?<p>Most web-spinning spiders line their silken threads with droplets of glue, which snag blundering insects. But one group—the cribellate spiders—does something …

Insects

SUPERHEROSTUFF Product Spotlight: SPIDER-MAN "Box Of Spiders" HeroBox Arachnid & Radioactive Editions

With <i>Spider-Man: Homecoming</i> hitting theaters pretty soon, SuperHeroStuff has an awesome new HeroBox on offer, which includes some fantastic …

Comics

Huntsman Spider Found In Sevenoaks, Kent

Well that's just brilliant.<p>They can have a leg span of up to 12 inches and deliver a ferocious bite that is extremely painful.<p>So it’s with some trepidation that we inform you a huntsman spider has been found clinging to a house in Kent.<p>And it is not known how this specimen - though not yet fully …

Insects

Shadow of War hands-on: how spider mercs killed my dreams of a bard army

In my first five minutes of Middle-earth: Shadow of War, I hired spiders to torment an uruk bard. He wanted me dead—sang about it and everything—but …

Mesopotamia

Farpoint Gets Virtual Reality First-Person Shooters Right

What makes a good virtual reality first-person shooter? Give me a analog stick to move my feet and a giant plastic PlayStation Aim gun to steer me …

Virtual Reality

Spiders All Over the World Have a Taste for Fish

A common argument used to soothe arachnophobic individuals is that spiders eat pesky insects that are actually more bothersome than those …

Fish

Farpoint Gets Virtual Reality First-Person Shooters Right

What makes a good virtual reality first-person shooter? Give me a analogue stick to move my feet and a giant plastic PlayStation Aim gun to steer me …

Virtual Reality

Spooky Eight-Legged Surprise for Nintendo Cartridges

May 14, 2017<p>Share This<p>Spiders, Spiders! Nintendo Cartridges Smuggle Spiders!<p>I thought the shiny cardboard boxes that consoles and Nintendo cartridges …

Police seize live spiders being smuggled in bootleg Nintendo cartridges

Mexican police seized a package of bootleg video game cartridges someone was attempting to transport from Guadalajara, Mexico, to Hanover, …

Go Home Already: Someone Was Trying To Smuggle Spiders Into Md. With Nintendo Cartridges

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Washington D.C.

Bootleg Nintendo Games Turn Out To Be Full Of Live Spiders

Generally, when something is full of spiders, it’s either a setup to a science article or a horror movie. A Nintendo game full of spiders sounds like the latter, or at least a sweet t-shirt, but no — instead it’s another chapter in the inexplicable book of <i>Why Do Americans Keep Trying To Smuggle In</i> …

Newswire: These bootleg video games are full of spiders

In what could very well be the gaming industry’s latest, most horrifying push to get people to just buy their games retail—or better yet, go digital—Mexican police recently confiscated a shipment of bootleg video games, only to discover that they were full of spiders. Not loose spiders, mind you, …

Gaming

Nintendo games were used to smuggle spiders. Sweet dreams, gamers.

Another piece of evidence that we're all actually living in a burning tire fire has surfaced: Nintendo Famicom game cartridges intercepted at the U.S.-Mexico border contained a treasure trove of smuggled spiders.<p>First question: WHYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY?<p>There <i>is</i> a reason, but let's look at the facts …

Endangered Species

Live Spiders Found Smuggled Inside Bootleg Nintendo Cartridges

Mexico’s Federal Police yesterday intercepted a shipment of contraband goods headed for the US at Guadalajara Airport. Inside was not drugs, or …

Jurassic Park

The World’s Largest Spiders

You have probably heard the horror stories of humongous spiders that creep and crawl their way into the environments of humans. You might even have …

About 1,000 species of spiders live in caves, and some survive on cavefish and frogs

It takes a certain nerve to write about cave spiders. They can’t speak, after all; they cannot correct you if you make a mistake. There is something …

Biological Species