Have you ever been reading a book and pictured a certain Hollywood star playing one of the characters? Ever been disappointed with the casting selection when your favorite book is made into a movie?
Who would you cast in the book you’re reading?
The South American Goliath birdeater (Theraphosa blondi) is the world’s largest spider, according to Guinness World Records. Its legs can reach up to one foot and it can weight up to 6 oz.. (Piotr Naskrecki)
An entomologist and photographer at Harvard University’s Museum of Comparative Zoology heard, then saw, this bad boy in a rainforest in Guyana. Known as the South American Goliath birdeater (Theraphosa blondi), the colossal arachnid is the world’s largest spider on earth.
The spider can weigh more than 6 oz., about as much as a young puppy, Piotr Naskrecki wrote on his blog. [See Photos of the Goliath Birdeater Spider]
Courtesy of Piotr Naskrecki
Courtesy of Piotr Naskrecki
It’s 8 feet produce a very distinct, clicking sound, not unlike that of a horse’s hooves hitting the ground,” he wrote, but “not as loud.” It also sports a pair of 2-inch-long fangs that would feel “like driving a nail through your hand” if you were bitten, Naskrecki said.
Not to worry though. Although the spider’s bite is venomous, it’s not deadly to humans. I’m sure you would wish for sweet death if you were attacked by this spider beast.
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Jonah is five. Jonah likes metal. Jonah is going to pulverize the drums now while playing along to System of a Down. That is all.
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Ebola fears have reached a fever pitch. Excuse the pun. This woman at the Washington, D.C. airport was spotted decked out in a homemade Hazmat suit, including a full body gown, mask, and gloves. The only thing viral in her life is this photo that was first sent to The Daily Caller then tweeted about a bajillion times.
Can a chair be cursed? English drunkard Thomas Busby sealed his fate when he murdered his father-in-law Daniel Auty in 1702. For his crimes, he was executed by hanging at a crossroads near a humble inn. But the story goes that this was not the end of Busby’s killing. A chair that looked on to the site of his execution is believed to carry a curse—whoever sits upon it will supposedly die from a frightful accident. Here are some examples. Still, the chair lingered in the inn until 1978, when the owner gifted it to the Thirsk Museum, where it now resides high on a wall, where no one need fear an accidental sitting.
story via Mentalfloss
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You might think a cursed phone number sounds like the plot to an uninspired horror flick, but anyone who had the number listed above since its first issuing in the early 2000s has died.
That includes the CEO of a Bulgarian mobile phone company who died of cancer at 48, as well as two crooks—one a mafia boss and the other a cocaine-dealing estate agent, both of whom were “gunned down.” All three died within four years of one another. Since then, the telephone number has been suspended, and the company that owns it refuses to comment as to why.
via Mental Floss
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This is how I look every morning before the alarm goes off.
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