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Hungry? How about a nice tarantula?

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]
posted by Johnny Wallflower on Mar 5, 2015 - 73 comments


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]
posted by jenkinsEar on Dec 2, 2014 - 7 comments

The Most Beautiful Scary-Ass Beasts in the World

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.
posted by Etrigan on May 24, 2014 - 46 comments


Chilean Rose Tarantula Molting
posted by Confess, Fletch on Mar 21, 2014 - 48 comments

Your TV doesn't love you, but I do, I do

Carson Mell is an author and filmmaker/animator with a voice somewhere between Allen Ginsberg and Brad Neely. [more inside]
posted by Drexen on Dec 1, 2013 - 2 comments

"about the size of your face"

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.
posted by MartinWisse on Apr 9, 2013 - 80 comments

Turtles, Snakes, and Spiders

NASA Scientist Investigates Driver Behavior SLYT (spoilers inside) [more inside]
posted by GregorWill on Jul 20, 2012 - 63 comments

Virtual Spider

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)
posted by lekvar on Sep 12, 2008 - 35 comments

I feel like chicken tonight

There is apparently such a thing as a chicken eating spider. Take heart that you're probably not a chicken.
posted by moonbird on May 6, 2007 - 102 comments

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