monster Monday Sep 26 07:29 PM
September 26th, 2016: Painful Erection Spider
The Brazilian Wandering Spider is one of the most venomous spiders in the world, although there is an effective antivenom available. But while you're waiting for that antivenom, you might suffer a stubborn and painful erection if you are unlucky enough to be male And one UK family reportedly just found one in their bananas
monster Monday Sep 26 07:30 PM
oops forgot to add year to title, sorry -Mods, cannest thous make it fix-ed? tia
footfootfoot Monday Sep 26 07:48 PM
xoxoxoBruce Monday Sep 26 08:39 PM
Where can I find one?
lumberjim Monday Sep 26 08:43 PM
monster Monday Sep 26 08:54 PM
Griff Monday Sep 26 09:23 PM
A lot of nuts?
Clodfobble Monday Sep 26 10:27 PM
That spider's face looks like a nutsack.
lumberjim Monday Sep 26 11:37 PM
Of a dog that sat on a hot beach maybe.
footfootfoot Tuesday Sep 27 08:55 AM
Who knows? Maybe Mr.CF is into rough trade.
Gravdigr Tuesday Sep 27 02:11 PM
...WITH KETCHUP ON IT!!!!
xoxoxoBruce Tuesday Sep 27 04:57 PM
I told my Doctor about this today, He laughed.
Pamela Tuesday Sep 27 09:26 PM
Don't tell the Chinese...it will crash the bear gall bladder and other Icky Things in their tea markets.
monster Wednesday Sep 28 09:54 AM
But then it would be a Painful Election
footfootfoot Wednesday Sep 28 09:59 AM
See your doctor if painful election lasts more than four years.
lumberjim Wednesday Sep 28 10:13 PM
So solly about my wacist friends. They wacist long time.
blueboy56 Friday Sep 30 12:32 PM
Wait, wait, wait. Am I missing something here? Why would a guy that is too cheap to buy a prescription for Niagra go all the way to Brazil, insert his bald-headed mouse inside a banana bunch to get bitten, stand on his back legs for four hours to vote in an election then drop dead. All very confusing.
xoxoxoBruce Friday Sep 30 12:41 PM
Desperate times call for desperate measures.
Gravdigr Friday Sep 30 02:59 PM
Snakeadelic Monday Oct 3 09:07 AM
As a lifelong arachnophobe, I gotta say...
Snakeadelic Monday Oct 3 09:11 AM
Oh, and racism aside, it turns out not every Asiatic folk medicine is bunk. There's a fungus that grows in grubs found in grass thatch/roots in the Himalayas that actually does act like a HUGE shot of caffeine without the side effects or withdrawal symptoms. Can't remember the word for it offhand, but in the language of the herders who started collecting it because they noticed eating it made their yaks all energetic and playful, its name means 'winter worm, summer grass'. The fungus hides out in the grubs all winter, then pokes a little grass-blade-lookin' spore-bearing structure up among the short grass blades when the pastures green up.
Gravdigr Monday Oct 3 05:29 PM
BigV Monday Oct 3 09:28 PM
...right before I passed out.
SPUCK Tuesday Oct 4 12:09 AM
A crazy spider jumped on my arm while I was eating lunch yesterday. It was about the size of a nickel out to its toesies. I swear it could see me looking at it! Which ever way I turned my arm to see it as soon as I could lay eyes on it it retreated back out of sight. Drove me nuts trying to get it off me onto the worthless tangelo tree on the porch (outside) because of the continued hidy-seek it was doing.
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Snakeadelic Tuesday Oct 4 08:37 AM
Spuck, you are way braver than I am! The only kind of spider that doesn't turn me into a whirling dervish of Kermit flails is the little zebra-striped jumping spiders. By 'little' I mean the biggest one I've seen was less than 1/2 inch (15 mm for the parts of the world that measure sensibly) and they totally crack me up. They 100% can see motion at a surprising distance. I can slowly wave a hand six or seven inches above one and it will clearly, obviously turn side to side, watching. If I get any closer, they're GONE. They're the only ones that will survive being caught indoors, too--I catch them and put them in the potted plants to keep the gnat populations down. We have these crazy stupid annoying late-summer and early-spring gnats that are small enough to climb through a screen on a window and decide to spend the rest of their lives bashing their heads in on my computer monitor. I don't approve of distractions while I'm computer-ing, and because of the several decades I've spent as a bird watcher training my eyes to be attracted to motion, those gnats are the WORST.
Snakeadelic Tuesday Oct 4 08:47 AM
As for other spiders we have here at the edge of the Rockies (the Great Plains basin starts like 2 hours east of us and goes all the way to the Mississippi River if my memory serves), it's horrible. Hobo spiders, a ground-runner that likes to nest in the rock beds around here that everyone lets their toddlers play in. Hobo spiders of the sort we get aren't fatally venomous, but they are irritable, aggressive, and do deliver a highly painful bite.
Gravdigr Tuesday Oct 4 03:04 PM