15 Mar 2019

Clone-like, Colombian spiders named for Star Wars’ Storm Troopers

Perhaps the greatest pleasure in science is naming a new species. You can name animals after your loved ones (or, let’s be honest, yourself), insects after their own weird genitals, and lichens after Lady Gaga. When you’ve made such a discovery, the world is truly your Crassostrea virginica oyster (itself named for the colony of Virginia, which was in turn most likely named for Elizabeth I of England, the virgin queen).

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07 Sep 2014

Dog in giant spider costume sends strangers fleeing for safety

Polish prankster Sylwester Wardega dressed his adorable dog Chica in a giant mutant spider costume and unleashed her upon unsuspecting strangers.

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15 Aug 2014

Spider photobombs TV news program

BBC Scotland, you can expect that royalty check from the SyFy Channel to arrive in the mail any day now. Really, the rudimentary plot details from the network’s next great monster movie are already in place: A buttoned-down newscaster reads the daily news reports with calm composure when suddenly A GIANT SPIDER ECLIPSES THE SCREEN AND SEIZES ITS PREY.

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