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Category: Weird
Date: 10/01/10 10:00 AM

66 Responses to Largest Spider in the World

  1. Profile photo of newbzoorz
    newbzoorz Male 13-17
    217 posts
    October 1, 2010 at 9:16 am
    Link: Largest Spider in the World - Aww of the day? Um, maybe not.
  2. Profile photo of cobrakiller
    cobrakiller Male 18-29
    7476 posts
    October 1, 2010 at 10:07 am
    could be, i think its adorable. but, i do love spiders.
  3. Profile photo of Oystah
    Oystah Female 40-49
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    October 1, 2010 at 10:13 am
    You might not die from the spider`s bite, but if I ever flicked on the light and saw one of those I would shat myself, then have a heart attack and die.
  4. Profile photo of McGovern1981
    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
    14268 posts
    October 1, 2010 at 10:24 am
    This is why I won`t live in the tropics.
  5. Profile photo of Pooptart19
    Pooptart19 Male 18-29
    2441 posts
    October 1, 2010 at 10:30 am
    Note to self: Stay the f*ck away from South American rainforests.
  6. Profile photo of 5Cats
    5Cats Male 50-59
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    October 1, 2010 at 10:37 am
    No human deaths? You`d think some people would be allergic to the bite, just like people die all the time from bee stings...
    You can see the shedding hairs right at the end, that`s what `itching powder` is made of! lolz!
  7. Profile photo of basketkase
    basketkase Male 18-29
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    October 1, 2010 at 10:46 am
    Kill it with fire.
  8. Profile photo of whocares3725
    whocares3725 Male 18-29
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    October 1, 2010 at 10:47 am
    "No one has ever died from a tarantula bite"

    No, but I`m sure a lot of perfectly good pants have had to been thrown away because of them.
  9. Profile photo of Goldie713
    Goldie713 Female 18-29
    7 posts
    October 1, 2010 at 10:50 am
    OH GOD!!!!!!!!!
  10. Profile photo of BBJellyFish
    BBJellyFish Male 18-29
    550 posts
    October 1, 2010 at 10:53 am
    You may not die from a spider bit, but that mother drater`s fangs can grow up to an inch long!! You may not die, but that`s a serious cut. Lol!
  11. Profile photo of pui
    pui Female 18-29
    3574 posts
    October 1, 2010 at 11:03 am
    bleh
  12. Profile photo of teampink27
    teampink27 Female 18-29
    533 posts
    October 1, 2010 at 11:12 am
    My friend had a goliath T. It was 11 inches in length and inch long fangs, it practially covered my whole torso when it crawled on me but it was soo badass to look at
  13. Profile photo of avalon
    avalon Male 18-29
    187 posts
    October 1, 2010 at 11:17 am
    Don`t just kill it with fire, kill it with a gun that shoots flaming chainsaws then run over it with a steamroller with spikes attached.
  14. Profile photo of CHICOMIMI
    CHICOMIMI Female 18-29
    854 posts
    October 1, 2010 at 11:23 am
    Did the video have to be so big! The Fear Factor Spider is still the worst for me. African Spider
  15. Profile photo of Lukgeezy
    Lukgeezy Male 18-29
    606 posts
    October 1, 2010 at 11:42 am
    not true, I got bit once and died from it!
  16. Profile photo of idiotfilter
    idiotfilter Male 18-29
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    October 1, 2010 at 11:47 am
    knowledge can turn human fear into fascination...

    knowing that they can`t kill you doesn`t make me not scared of them....

    does knowing that seeing someone puke can`t hurt you in any way keep you from throwing up at the sight of it? no....just for example...
  17. Profile photo of unmercyfuldu
    unmercyfuldu Male 18-29
    762 posts
    October 1, 2010 at 11:48 am
    I hate it when people say things like "perfectly adapted to their habitat." If that were the case they would never die of anything other than old age. Never be squashed by a tree, never drown in a river, or eaten by a bird. Just absurd.
  18. Profile photo of darkgear6
    darkgear6 Male 70 & Over
    1378 posts
    October 1, 2010 at 11:51 am
    they`re still creepy as fock
  19. Profile photo of GuardinGnome
    GuardinGnome Male 18-29
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    October 1, 2010 at 12:09 pm
    My cat rubbed against my leg while I was watching this.
    Let`s hope nobody caught that on video..........
  20. Profile photo of canusuck
    canusuck Male 30-39
    796 posts
    October 1, 2010 at 12:13 pm
    @unmercyfuldu-hey bud, you need to see the Stephen Fry video next cause you have issues
  21. Profile photo of Gerry1of1
    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36866 posts
    October 1, 2010 at 12:16 pm
    no, THIS is the worlds biggest spider.

  22. Profile photo of 8bit_tribe
    8bit_tribe Female 18-29
    35 posts
    October 1, 2010 at 12:27 pm
    ah, the media hating on spiders again.. i hate it.
    spiders <3
  23. Profile photo of wtmac
    wtmac Male 30-39
    436 posts
    October 1, 2010 at 12:38 pm
    I really don`t get why people are afraid of these things. I don`t want one crawling on me and I think it would make for a lousy pet, but what is actually creepy or scary about it?
  24. Profile photo of 420foy
    420foy Male 18-29
    671 posts
    October 1, 2010 at 12:49 pm
    if i see any spider that dratin big, im skipping fire, and going with 12 gauge
  25. Profile photo of rainbowfarts
    rainbowfarts Female 18-29
    798 posts
    October 1, 2010 at 1:03 pm
    aww it`s just like an eight-legged puppy!
  26. Profile photo of betardfooser
    betardfooser Male 30-39
    558 posts
    October 1, 2010 at 1:06 pm
    She`s purty...
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    Northernwolf
    304 posts
    October 1, 2010 at 1:15 pm
    (loads shotgun) Bring it on!!!
  28. Profile photo of whyme73
    whyme73 Male 18-29
    469 posts
    October 1, 2010 at 1:54 pm
    Don`t you just wanna give it a kiss?
  29. Profile photo of Angelmassb
    Angelmassb Male 18-29
    15511 posts
    October 1, 2010 at 2:42 pm
    Awee of the day indeed
  30. Profile photo of SPARTAKITTY
    SPARTAKITTY Female 18-29
    2120 posts
    October 1, 2010 at 3:00 pm
    Just think about this thing skittering up your pant leg when you try to step on it
  31. Profile photo of romanwho
    romanwho Male 13-17
    119 posts
    October 1, 2010 at 3:08 pm
    Bleh. *shivers*
  32. Profile photo of citizen_kane
    citizen_kane Male 18-29
    272 posts
    October 1, 2010 at 3:30 pm
    i find it extremely beautiful, even graceful.
  33. Profile photo of UrielElOsO
    UrielElOsO Male 18-29
    79 posts
    October 1, 2010 at 3:34 pm
    @whyme73

    Yeah, I want to give it a kiss. The Kiss of DEATH, DIE YOU SCARY MOTHERF*CKER, DIIIEEE...
  34. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
    12387 posts
    October 1, 2010 at 3:58 pm
    No human deaths? You`d think some people would be allergic to the bite, just like people die all the time from bee stings...

    Tarantulas very rarely bite humans. We`re far too big for them to eat. Couple that with the rarity of an allergic reaction that bad to a mild poison and it`s plausible that no-one has died from it.

    You can see the shedding hairs right at the end, that`s what `itching powder` is made of! lolz!

    Don`t try this at home, folks. Tarantula hairs can be more dangerous than tarantula poison. They`re sharp and barbed and a tarantula has a lot of them. A tarantula can fling out a flurry of these small spears with a quick kick. Bad news in any delicate areas and they can penetrate human skin. Handle with care. Or not at all.
  35. Profile photo of ElMustache
    ElMustache Male 18-29
    1625 posts
    October 1, 2010 at 3:59 pm
    Tarantulas are great pets. If you`re not squeamish.
  36. Profile photo of OmgZelda
    OmgZelda Female 18-29
    1593 posts
    October 1, 2010 at 4:10 pm
    Another Harry Potter picture. Awesome!
  37. Profile photo of xxEmo_kid_xx
    xxEmo_kid_xx Female 18-29
    206 posts
    October 1, 2010 at 4:18 pm
    NOOOO NOT THE MOUSY! ugh i hate spiders O_O
  38. Profile photo of Fatninja01
    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
    25420 posts
    October 1, 2010 at 4:26 pm
    om nom nom nom!
  39. Profile photo of dada
    dada Female 18-29
    78 posts
    October 1, 2010 at 4:51 pm
    I am an entomologist and arachnologist and I declare that this video is full of $hit.
    It is true that Theraphosids ("tarantulas") are less dangerous than you could think, but to say that there are no deaths connected to a Theraphosid bite is false. The genus Harpactirella has caused more than one death, and it belongs to Theraphosidae. And there are many more things that I don`t like in this video. Like the poor mouse aptly placed in front of the "Goliath" (Theraphosa blondi) burrow by a cameraman.
    PLEASE don`t believe everything you hear or see on these so-called "scientific" TV shows.
  40. Profile photo of dada
    dada Female 18-29
    78 posts
    October 1, 2010 at 5:04 pm
    another thought that comes to mind: we appeared on this planet somewhere between 250 and 300.000 years ago. Spiders were on this planet 400 -MILLION- years ago. That said, we have two choices: to be scared by them or to WORSHIP them. I belong to the second group and videos like these sound like BLASPHEMY to me.
  41. Profile photo of SilverThread
    SilverThread Male 30-39
    3431 posts
    October 1, 2010 at 5:49 pm
    Ohh GD how much would that Suck to be eaten by a giant friggin spider.
  42. Profile photo of xoxcassxox
    xoxcassxox Female 18-29
    263 posts
    October 1, 2010 at 6:58 pm
    Christ why did I feel the need to watch that???

    Though I did get a good laugh at whocares3725`s comment.
    ""No one has ever died from a tarantula bite"

    No, but I`m sure a lot of perfectly good pants have had to been thrown away because of them."

    LOL Agreed!
  43. Profile photo of keith2
    keith2 Male 30-39
    2591 posts
    October 1, 2010 at 8:00 pm
    it ate a wasp so it`s cool in my book
  44. Profile photo of draino123
    draino123 Male 30-39
    769 posts
    October 1, 2010 at 8:04 pm
    did anyone else notice that the youtube ad was for professional extermination??
  45. Profile photo of SlothOfDoom
    SlothOfDoom Male 30-39
    2033 posts
    October 1, 2010 at 8:23 pm
    Funny, I have an inch long fang too...

    ..wait.no I mean um...
  46. Profile photo of LilJackanape
    LilJackanape Female 60-69
    149 posts
    October 1, 2010 at 8:41 pm
    show it having sex with another spider >:D
  47. Profile photo of TheTrees
    TheTrees Male 13-17
    258 posts
    October 1, 2010 at 9:36 pm
    th-th-th-the m-m-m-mouse :,(
  48. Profile photo of Intaresting
    Intaresting Male 18-29
    812 posts
    October 1, 2010 at 10:50 pm
    Now I kinda want a tarantula pet.
  49. Profile photo of PoopNoodle
    PoopNoodle Male 40-49
    400 posts
    October 2, 2010 at 12:35 am
    Oh dear God! Kill it! Kill it!!!!
  50. Profile photo of D3rAnG3d
    D3rAnG3d Male 18-29
    1598 posts
    October 2, 2010 at 12:39 am
    O.O
    Be afraid. Be very afraid.
  51. Profile photo of xiquiripat
    xiquiripat Male 18-29
    2422 posts
    October 2, 2010 at 12:41 am
    "I really don`t get why people are afraid of these things. I don`t want one crawling on me and I think it would make for a lousy pet, but what is actually creepy or scary about it?"

    It`s called biological preparedness. If you look at the most common phobias (spiders, snakes, heights, the dark, etc) you see that they have an evolutionary basis in things that have been dangerous to humans throughout their evolutionary history. Therefore you are biologically "primed" wherein one negative encounter with these things will create a much stronger psychological reaction and an incentive to aviod them in the future. The effect on spiders is the exact opposite. Millenia of reducing Earth`s top predator thousands of times their size into screaming little girls when they crawl on their leg has given them a bad attitude.
  52. Profile photo of J_Action
    J_Action Male 18-29
    211 posts
    October 2, 2010 at 1:49 am
    kill it with fire!!
  53. Profile photo of FuriousTuna
    FuriousTuna Male 13-17
    39 posts
    October 2, 2010 at 2:52 am
    Itchy itchy itchy
  54. Profile photo of Vindictive
    Vindictive Female 18-29
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    October 2, 2010 at 8:38 am
    really good HD quality. but KILL IT KILL IT KILL IT KILL IT MAKE IT DIE FOREVER.
  55. Profile photo of Vindictive
    Vindictive Female 18-29
    1077 posts
    October 2, 2010 at 8:41 am
    @dada

    i seriously respect you for being able to do something i could NEVER do. my fear of spiders is a full blown phobia, even the smallest, tiniest dot of a spider completely freaks me out and stops me in my tracks. also thanks for the information, it`s good to hear from someone who knows what they`re talking about.
  56. Profile photo of beternal
    beternal Male 18-29
    2589 posts
    October 2, 2010 at 10:57 am
    Dada is right. (curious whether you`re on any of the forums actually - it would be cool to chat with you)

    I`m doing my PhD in arachnology and although the information in this clip was factually accurate, it was totally dramaticised.

    Firstly, the geographical range of them was a bit exaggerated - granted, Avicularia sp is found throughout, Psalmopeus irminia comes from Venezuela and what looks like Lasiodora parahybana is also found in South America much like T.blondi (the focus of the clip), they are separated b huge distances!
    - I was impressed they were all South American UNTIL they showed Citharischius crawshayi which is African. This proves these were probably just all put there and not found wild.

    PLUS, the bald patch on the T.blondi`s abdomen showed it had been pestered a lot by the film crew probably and the patches on the femurs showed quite a post-moult specimen...
  57. Profile photo of mmill928
    mmill928 Female 18-29
    275 posts
    October 2, 2010 at 12:23 pm
    Thanks guys. I was wondering why the last one had so many bald patches. Poor little guy.
  58. Profile photo of mvangild
    mvangild Male 30-39
    527 posts
    October 2, 2010 at 12:23 pm
    I`ve never really understood arachnophobia.

    That is, until I saw this video. Holy crap.
  59. Profile photo of ROK9
    ROK9 Male 18-29
    1834 posts
    October 2, 2010 at 12:59 pm
    i love spiders sooooo cool
  60. Profile photo of newbzoorz
    newbzoorz Male 13-17
    217 posts
    October 2, 2010 at 1:23 pm
    Sweet it got posted :D I love that the video player is huge. Way to be evil fancy!
  61. Profile photo of 3002-3038
    3002-3038 Female 18-29
    632 posts
    October 3, 2010 at 4:49 pm
    tarantulas.. the horrific teddy bear of the insect world..
  62. Profile photo of leahers
    leahers Female 18-29
    130 posts
    October 4, 2010 at 8:08 pm
    D:
  63. Profile photo of turbotong
    turbotong Male 18-29
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    October 6, 2010 at 10:47 pm
    I could have sworn I saw something twice its size on TV before. Some guy compared another spider to that tarantula, and it was like twice as big. Skinny legs though.
  64. Profile photo of Aoooogh
    Aoooogh Female 13-17
    32 posts
    October 26, 2010 at 7:54 am
    I think its cute. Not as cute as the mouse, but just cute.
  65. Profile photo of BrnishedLily
    BrnishedLily Female 18-29
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    December 1, 2010 at 10:42 pm
    turbotong....you MIGHT be thinking of a certain creature feared by GIs over in the Middle East.

    Is this it?

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