Tag Archives: spiders

Black Widow Hospitality

Wasteful predation might not be a mistake for the occasionally post-coitally cannibalistic black widow spider. Instead, having extra food around may help put a skittish potential mate's fears to rest.

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Oven-Baked Tarantulas from ThinkGeek (Yup, They’re Real)

Oven-baked in their native Cambodia, these very real tarantulas are available from ThinkGeek for $24.99 a piece, complete with fangs and hair. They’re ready to be eaten straight out of the package, described as crunchy and a Cambodian delicacy. Baked, not fried like other less-healthy cooked tarantula alternatives, each tarantula is chosen from carefully monitored sources to ensure their preservation ...

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Four-Legged Arachnid Robot Controlled via Wii Nunchucks

Developed and built by robotics man Drew, this “walking machine” resembles a four-legged spider and walks with an unusual hoppish gait. Designed to entertain, entertain it does. Costing around $1000 to produce, one of the coolest things about this arachind bot is that it’s controlled with two sets of modified Wii Nunchucks. If you want to test the waters and ...

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Movie Set or Art?

As part of Liverpool’s Capital of Culture celebrations, the French company La Machine created this 50 foot monstrosity and called it art, when in actuality it is a movie prop from Eight Legged Freaks that none of the cast wanted to take home. The installation cost 1.8million to bring to Liverpool and all but 250,000 of this was funded ...

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