Fried spider is a regional delicacy in Cambodia. It is not clear how this practice started, but some have suggested that the population might have started eating spiders out of desperation during the years of Khmer Rouge rule, when food was in short supply. [more inside]
We’re continually surrounded by masterful works of art that we hardly notice – objects created with fine craftsmanship on par with the work of any famous dead artist. No need to battle tourist crowds at the Louvre. Just crack open your dead cell phone and geek out! [more inside]
In these turbulent times, we all need to take a deep breath and think about grace and beauty. In that vein, here are the winners of the British Tarantula Society's awards from its recent Exhibition.
Carson Mell is an author and filmmaker/animator with a voice somewhere between Allen Ginsberg and Brad Neely. [more inside]
In Sri Lanka a new species of giant tarantula has been discovered by the British Tarantula Society. They prefer to live in "well-established old trees, but due to deforestation the number have dwindled and due to lack of suitable habitat they enter old buildings." For spider lovers, there's video footage.
Ever wanted a pet spider but didn't want to bother with all the messy upkeep? Try a customizable tarantula in your browser! (flash) (NSF Arachnophobes)
There is apparently such a thing as a chicken eating spider. Take heart that you're probably not a chicken.