All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘spiders’

Brown Recluse Infestation Leads to Lawsuits, Foreclosure

Imagine moving into a new home and having a spider problem. It’s a pest problem that many new homeowners have probably had to deal with. Now imagine that the spiders are some of the most dangerous in the U.S., and that no amount of pest control can rid the house of them. It’s a story that seems to be taken …

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Brown Recluse Spiders Take Over Missouri Home

Exterminators had to take the most extreme measures possible to fumigate a home that was said to have approximately 5,000 venomous brown recluse spiders residing in it. The 2,400-square-foot home, located in Weldon Spring, Missouri, was vacated by its previous tenants after several attempts at eliminating the spiders proved unsuccessful. Brian and Susan Trost, purchased the home for $450,000 in …

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‘Bound by Flame’ Launch Date Announced

Spiders Studios today announced that Bound by Flame will be released on May 9. On that date the game will hit PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC. Bound by Flame is a classic high-fantasy RPG action game featuring classic fantasy monsters such as dragons and liches. Players will take on the role of a mercenary named Vulcan tasked …

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Mark Zuckerberg Uses Jelly To Ask About A Spider In His Shower

Apparently Mark Zuckerberg is using Jelly, the new social Q&A app from Twitter co-founder Biz Stone. He used it over the weekend to take a picture of a spider in his bathroom, and ask: “What kind of spider is this, and is it okay to let it keep living in my shower?” Kevin Thau, Jelly’s COO (formerly VP of Business …

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Jennifer Lawrence’s Fear Factor

Jennifer Lawrence may play the tough girl on film, but in real life she is scared to death of spiders. Lawrence has revealed that she started crying after seeing a spider on the set of “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire”, because she is so scared of them. The actress apparently got so freaked out when she came across spiders in …

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Spiders Shut Down British School

A school in England has been shut down due to an infestation of “false widow” spiders, the most poisonous British arachnid. The spiders, which are equipped with venom that can cause swelling and fever, had been spotted around the campus of Dean Academy, prompting the school to close its doors on Wednesday. Experts were brought in to eradicate the spiders. …

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Toyota Recall: Are Spiders Really to Blame ?

Toyota has issued an official recall for approximately 803,000 vehicles. The recall is specifically for the 2012 and 2013 models of the Toyota Camry Hybrid, Toyota Camry, Avalon Hybrid, Avalon, and Venza cars sold in the United States. The problem areas are within the housing unit for the air-conditioning. The condenser often leaks water that drips down through the housing …

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New ‘Big Ass Spider’ Trailer Released

It’s nearly October, and studios are readying their chosen horror flicks for the Halloween movie season (the rest get dumped on theaters in February and March). With Insidious 2 already proving that Americans are ready for horror again and Pacific Rim bringing back giant monster movies, a low-budget movie called Big Ass Spider just might end up being the Snakes …

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Here’s The 3D Printed Robot Spider Of Your Nightmares

It was really only a matter of time, right? Robugtix has revealed the newest member of its robot bug family – the T8. It’s a robot spider that features realistic movement thanks to its finely 3D printed parts. T8 is a wirelessly controlled bio-inspired octopod robot made with high resolution 3D printed parts. It uses a total of 26 motors: …

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Weather Girl Has Totally Appropriate Reaction to a Giant On-Screen Spider

When I was a kid, I loved nature books. But there was one problem with the larger-than-life photographic representations in the arachnid section – the problem was that they were still creepy, even though they were just photographs. I wouldn’t even touch them on the page. So I feel for weatherwoman Kristi Gordon, who had a giant spider crawling near …

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The YouTube Space Spider That Just Returned To Earth Is Already Dead

A few days ago, we told you about the jumping spider that YouTube helped send to space. It was part of one of the winning projects from the YouTube Space Lab experiment launched last year. Google announced that the spider had returned safely home from the International Space Station, and was moving into its new home at the Smithsonian. Now, …

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YouTube Space Lab’s Space-Traveling Jumping Spider Is Back On Earth

Last year, YouTube and Lenovo kicked off the YouTube Space Lab experiment, inviting teenagers around the world to have an experiment performed in space. There were over 2,000 entries. Two experiments got to go to space. One of them, was designed to look at the effect of microgravity on the way a jumping spider catches its prey. The spider, Google …

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