Monday, August 2, 2010

Another Reason to Never Leave The House Again. Ever.

I've been researching spiders.

Why, you ask?

Easy. Because I hate them, and think the nasty, evil little monsters will make perfect nasty, evil little monsters in a story.

I have been able to overcome (for the most part) my revulsion well enough to read about certain species, I've even been able to see pictures (!) with only a slight shudder, and have only occasionally felt the need to brush off my shoulders to get rid of the spiders which may or may not be there.

Then I came across this:

This is the Chilean rose tarantula.

The picture is quite horrific enough by itself. But it got worse when I read that this spider can blind people by shooting hairs into their eyes.

Perhaps you didn't hear me.

This spider can blind people by SHOOTING HAIRS INTO THEIR EYES!!!!!

I didn't...I didn't know they could do that.

I'm not comfortable with this.

I'm immediately filing this in the "One More Thing To Worry About" folder.

The only thing left to say (besides "Get 'em off me! Get 'em off me!!!) is:


Thanks for reading my ranting,



  1. Haha! I love spiders. But not when they shoot hairs into your eyes (just to clarify).

  2. Craziness. The only spiders I tolerate are the jumping spiders. They're black and hairy with cool neon spots on them...and they eat flies like crazy. All the rest are only acceptable one way: dead.

  3. EW!! Who decided the one thing the world was missing was a spider who shoots hairs?! How completely unnecessary and gross!

  4. That's a really creepy fact, Brad. Most spiders don't bother me. I even find Daddy-Long-Legs to be cute. They can't penetrate human skin. But that Chilean one--freaky with shooting hairs at their targets. *shudder*

  5. Brad, I'm assume you're familiar with the Giant Bird Eating spider variety? for your viewing pleasure.