Debris from a fire fills the backyard next to the now boarded-up house where the night before a man used a can of spray paint and a lighter as a makeshift blowtorch to kill a spider, Wednesday, July 16, 2014, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Man using ‘blowtorch’ to kill a spider started fire

SEATTLE (AP) — A man who used a can of spray paint and a lighter as a makeshift blowtorch to kill a spider in his laundry room started a blaze that caused $60,000 worth of […]


Biting spiders force UK school closure

  LONDON (AP) — Creepy crawlies, in the form of a venomous spider infestation, has forced a school in Britain to close a week before Halloween. The Dean Academy, a secondary school in southwest England’s […]


Global TV BC meteorologist posted on YouTube.

Spider scare for meteorologist on TV

Global TV BC meteorologist Kristi Gordon was surprised by a spider on the weather camera as she did her Noon News forecast.


Bret Lewis

The new poster child for playing with pain

When you think of tough athletes, you might not think about golfers. Until you hear about rookie Daniela Holmqvist of Sweeden on the Ladies’ European Tour. She was 4 holes into the 2nd round in a tournament in Australia when she was bitten by a black widow spider.



Tiny “Big” Spider Found in Peru (Video)

A new species of spider was recently discovered in Peru.  It’s a tiny spider that builds a large, spider-shaped decoy and then vibrates its web, acting as a master puppeteer.  Watch this ingenious spider in […]


New family of spiders found in Ore. cave

(AP) – Amateur cave explorers have found a new family of spiders in Southern Oregon,  which scientists have dubbed Trogloraptor – or cave robber – for its fearsome front claws The spelunkers sent specimens to […]



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