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Arachnophobia made me do it!
06-30-2014, 04:23 PM #1
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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Women sets towels on fire to kill spider - charged with aggravated arson.

Griffith is being held in the Reno County jail in lieu of a $7,500 bond for her quest to exterminate the offending arachnid.. blink.gif

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/woman-burns...ng-3784153

If I were her I'd plead insanity because I've seen my sister's arachnophobia throughout my life, and that's exactly what it appears to be to me....insanity. damned.gif
06-30-2014, 04:32 PM #2
Octo Mother Superior
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It's not rational fear and I too would say it's temporary insanity.
06-30-2014, 04:36 PM #3
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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It's true. My sister would become hysterical...I mean right out of it ... blind fear.
06-30-2014, 04:52 PM #4
Shadow Mrs. Buckwheat
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What is it about spiders that make so many lose it?
06-30-2014, 05:03 PM #5
Octo Mother Superior
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Quote:An evolutionary reason for the phobias, such as arachnophobia, claustrophobia, fear of snakes or mice, etc. remains unresolved. One view, especially held in evolutionary psychology, is that the presence of venomous spiders led to the evolution of a fear of spiders or made acquisition of a fear of spiders especially easy. Like all traits, there is variability in the intensity of fears of spiders, and those with more intense fears are classified as phobic. Spiders, for instance, being relatively small, don’t fit the usual criterion for a threat in the animal kingdom where size is a factor, but nearly all species are venomous, and although rarely dangerous to humans, some species are dangerous.

Arachnophobes will spare no effort to make sure that their whereabouts are spider-free (or to the point where they believe it to be 'spider-free'), hence they would have had a reduced risk of being bitten in ancestral environments. Therefore, arachnophobes may possess a slight advantage over non-arachnophobes in terms of survival. However, this theory is undermined by the disproportional fear of spiders in comparison to other, potentially dangerous creatures[2] that were present during Homo sapiens environment of evolutionary adaptiveness. Studies with crickets have shown that a fear of spiders can develop before birth.[3]

It may be an exaggerated form of an instinctive response that helped early humans to survive,[4] or a cultural phenomenon that is most common in predominantly European societies.[5]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arachnophobia

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06-30-2014, 05:10 PM #6
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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Quote:Hot and arid Reno, Nevada, is home to four species of venomous spiders. One, the tarantula, is poisonous, but no one has ever died from its bite. Spider bites are uncommon, and most of them are not deadly. Three spiders native to the Reno area can produce some localized discomfort and overall illness when they bite humans, but death is a rare occurrence.

Read more : http://www.ehow.com/info_8562446_deadly-...evada.html

Even still damned.gif Brown recluse - venomous

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06-30-2014, 05:16 PM #7
Octo Mother Superior
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Omg I was not aware of this:

Chilean recluse spider

This spider is considered by many to be the most dangerous of the recluse spiders, and its bite is known to frequently result in severe systemic reactions, including death.

The Chilean recluse spider is native to South America (it is common in Chile, and can be found throughout South America), and can now be found worldwide, including in North and Central America, Finland, and Australia. The spider is known to have established itself in the Los Angeles area, and infestations have been reported in Vancouver, British Columbia, Cambridge, Massachusetts, and Florida.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chilean_recluse_spider

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06-30-2014, 05:18 PM #8
Shadow Mrs. Buckwheat
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damned.gif By b-i-l nearly lost his hand to a brown recluse bite.
06-30-2014, 05:19 PM #9
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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Hey, Octo make sure you and JR shake out your clothes and shoes before dressing. damned.gif

Quote:As indicated by its name, this spider is not aggressive and usually bites only when pressed against human skin, such as when putting on an article of clothing.
06-30-2014, 05:31 PM #10
Octo Mother Superior
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Oh absolutely. I don't have a phobia, but I don't like creepy crawlies uhoh.gif We have plenty of spiders here, but they're not that big. whew.gif Although any spider inside is one too many and I have JR deal with it swiftly chuckle.gif
06-30-2014, 05:31 PM #11
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Seeing these grotesque images of these hideous creatures and one word instantly arises within my mind...Hell...Like...Only in Hell...

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06-30-2014, 05:34 PM #12
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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chuckle.gif Leave it to you Beyond to find the absolute most terrifying spider.
06-30-2014, 05:40 PM #13
Octo Mother Superior
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06-30-2014, 05:40 PM #14
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(06-30-2014, 05:34 PM)UniqueStranger Wrote:  chuckle.gif Leave it to you Beyond to find the absolute most terrifying spider.
I could not sleep and i would not be able to live within any area where those giant flesh eating poisonous nightmarish spiders are constantly lurking around I mean like some of them grow to have 12 inch leg spans with more than an inch long fangs and can literally run after people and leap up onto their backs and jump down onto their faces like what the f##k uh uh no friggin way aint happening?!
06-30-2014, 05:42 PM #15
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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(06-30-2014, 05:40 PM)Beyond Smolensk Wrote:  
(06-30-2014, 05:34 PM)UniqueStranger Wrote:  chuckle.gif Leave it to you Beyond to find the absolute most terrifying spider.
I could not sleep and i would not be able to live within any area where those giant flesh eating poisonous spiders are constantly lurking around I mean like some of them grow to have a 12 inch leg span with inch long fangs and can literally run after people and leap onto their backs and faces like wtf?!

I know and I don't think I could live comfortably in places with those types of spiders and/or scorpions, such as Arizona or Florida...where hubby wants to spend Winters when we retire. damned.gif



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