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Read This Danger Spider In Toliet Under Seat!  
User currently offlineBig777jet From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (10 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 9031 times:

Three women in North Florida, turned up at hospitals over a 5-day period,
> >all with the same symptoms. Fever, chills, and vomiting, followed by
> >muscular collapse, paralysis, and finally, death. There were no outward
> >signs of trauma. Autopsy results showed toxicity in the blood.
> >
> >These women did not know each other, and seemed to have nothing in
common.
> >It was discovered, however, that they had all visited the same Restaurant
> >(Olive Garden) within days of their deaths. The health department
descended
> >on the restaurant, shutting it down. The food, water, and air
conditioning
> >were all inspected and tested, to no avail.
> >
> >The big break came when a waitress at the restaurant was rushed to the
> >hospital with similar symptoms. She told doctors that she had been on
> >vacation, and had only went to the restaurant to pick up her check.
> >She did not eat or drink while she was there, but had used the restroom.
> >That is when one toxicologist, remembering an article he had read, drove
> >out
> >to the restaurant, went into the restroom, and lifted the toilet seat.
> >
> >Under the seat, out of normal view, was a small spider. The spider was
> >captured and brought back to the lab, where it was determined to be the
> >Two-Striped Telamonia (Telamonia dimidiata), so named because of its
> >reddened flesh color. This spider's venom is extremely toxic, but can
take
> >several days to take effect. They live in cold, dark, damp climates, and
> >toilet rims provide just the right atmosphere.
> >
> >Several days later a lawyer from Jacksonville showed up at a hospital
> >emergency room. Before his death, he told the doctor, that he had been
away
> >on business, had taken a flight from Indonesia, changing planes in
> >Singapore, before returning home. He did not visit (Olive Garden), while
> >there. He did, as did all of the other victims, have what was determined
to
> >be a puncture wound, on his right buttock.
> >
> >Investigators discovered that the flight he was on had originated in
India.
> >The Civilian Aeronautics Board (CAB) ordered an immediate inspection of
the
> >toilets of all flights from India, and discovered the Two-Striped
Telamonia
> >(Telamonia dimidiata) spider's nests on 4 different planes!
> >
> >It is now believed that these spiders can be anywhere in the country.
> >
> >So please, before you use a public toilet, lift the seat to check for
> >spiders. It can save your life!
> >And please pass this on to everyone you care about.
> >
> >


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User currently offlineAA61hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 57
Reply 1, posted (10 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 8935 times:

Girls got to be careful. My girlfriend works at a hospital, she told me a 11 year old came in to the hospital with odd marks all over her privates. It turned out she had an std from a public bathroom. Not the toliet but the toliet paper dispenser. Messed up stuff. I'm glad I don't have to worry about that stuff. Guys can wiz on the side of a house easily.


Go big or go home
User currently offlineEGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 36
Reply 2, posted (10 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 8932 times:

http://urbanlegends.about.com/library/blspider-2002.htm

Don't take things literally that you find in your junk mailbox  Smile/happy/getting dizzy


User currently offlineEA CO AS From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 13255 posts, RR: 62
Reply 3, posted (10 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 8898 times:
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Perhaps I'll sound like a nut, but for years I've routinely checked under the toilet seat prior to sitting down, as I've SEEN bugs holed up under there before!

Granted, it was probably a once-in-a-lifetime find on my part, but it was enough to make me check every time thereafter!

I guess as you get older, you may not leap into your bed out of fear of the "hands under the bed" grabbing you like when you were 5, but you get other odd fears.  Big grin




"In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem - government IS the problem." - Ronald Reagan
User currently offlineRacko From Germany, joined Nov 2001, 4856 posts, RR: 20
Reply 4, posted (10 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 8889 times:

Well, the story about this lady, the brown recluse spider is apparently not fake:

"People are sometimes bitten while they are asleep because they roll onto a brown recluse spider while it is hunting in the bed. More often the victim is bitten while putting on a shoe or piece of clothing which a spider has selected for its daytime hiding place."

UAHRG! Nowhere to run, nowhere to hide.



http://www.uky.edu/Agriculture/Entomology/entfacts/struct/ef631.htm
http://brownreclusespider.net

This is what can happen if it bites you:


God I'm so happy to live in an area where the wildest that can bite or sting you is a wasp.


User currently offlineMirrodie From United States of America, joined exactly 14 years ago today! , 7438 posts, RR: 62
Reply 5, posted (10 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 8900 times:
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What parts of the world are they found in? (besides near my bowl)


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User currently offlineCancidas From Poland, joined Jul 2003, 4112 posts, RR: 11
Reply 6, posted (10 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 8869 times:

this is disgusting. seriously disgusting!


"...cannot the kingdom of salvation take me home."
User currently offlineAA61hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 57
Reply 7, posted (10 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 8846 times:

A girl back in highschool got bitten by one. She had to take a lot of pills, or her skin was going to fall off or something.


Go big or go home
User currently offlineMx5_boy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (10 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 8836 times:

You guys are wooses!

Try living in a country with the biggest collection of poisoness animals on the planet.

You learn from a kid to keep clear of ALL spiders, snakes and other insects. And to recognised them as well.

In Queensland as a kid it was my job to clean the pool skimmer box which would always end up with all sorts of creepy crawlies in it. Brown, Red Bellied snakes, cane toads, spiders..

Ugh!

In Sydney we have the lovely Funnel Web Spider which is very agressive and lurks in the bottom of pools and such. Not to mention snakes in the leafy areas.

On the beach? Blue ringed octopus, puffer fish, blue bottles, box jelly fish and white pointer sharkes are common.

LOL You get used to it.

And one of our most famous icons is the *Red Back Spider* which was commonly found under the *dunny* (outdoor toilet - pre sewerage) seat.

mb


User currently offlineAA61hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 57
Reply 9, posted (10 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 8787 times:

I can here Steve Irwin's voice right now.....


Go big or go home
User currently offlineB747-437B From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (10 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day ago) and read 8772 times:

he told the doctor that he had been away on business, had taken a flight from Indonesia, changing planes in Singapore. Investigators discovered that the flight he was on had originated in India. The Civilian Aeronautics Board (CAB) ordered an immediate inspection of the toilets of all flights from India, and discovered the Two-Striped Telamonia (Telamonia dimidiata) spider's nests on 4 different planes!

For starters, there are no flights to North America that originate in India via Singapore.

Secondly, the CAB (CIVIL Aeronautics Board, not CIVILIAN) was disbanded in 1984.

Thirdly, I am quite certain that no inspection has been ordered of toilets on flights from India at any time in the last 40 years.

In other words, this thread is a load of crap.




User currently offlineAloges From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 8617 posts, RR: 43
Reply 11, posted (10 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day ago) and read 8788 times:

"In other words, this thread is a load of crap."

I'd expect this from a thread about things in loos, wouldn't you, too?



Walk together, talk together all ye peoples of the earth. Then, and only then, shall ye have peace.
User currently offlineEA CO AS From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 13255 posts, RR: 62
Reply 12, posted (10 years 8 months 4 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 8743 times:
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You guys are wooses!

This, coming from Mx5 boy?  Insane

"Pot calling kettle...come in, kettle..."

I guess we can only hope to be as tough and hardcore as you someday.



"In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem - government IS the problem." - Ronald Reagan
User currently offlineBigPhilNYC From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 4076 posts, RR: 54
Reply 13, posted (10 years 8 months 4 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 8738 times:

When it comes to email forwards, these are a list of the biggest mistakes you can make, each one of them making you more and more stupid as you go up the ladder.

1. Reading it
2. Believing it
3. Forwarding it to me
4. Crying when I beat your ass for sending it to me.





Phil Derner Jr.
User currently offlineEGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 36
Reply 14, posted (10 years 8 months 4 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 8724 times:

Sean - no need to over-analyse it, urbanlegends.com already comfirmed its fake  Smile/happy/getting dizzy.

Don't you think you would have heard it on one of those nature programs or even the news if its true? Even if Urbanlegends or snopes didn't say anything about it, like the funnel web spider...


User currently offlineAirplanetire From United States of America, joined May 2001, 1809 posts, RR: 2
Reply 15, posted (10 years 8 months 4 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 8689 times:

Australia sounds scary! One of my friends once read about some sort of agressive spider that lives in Australia (probably the funnel web spider) and swore she would never go. That article is where she believes her arachniphobia stems from.

About brown recluses, I know those live in my home state of Georgia in the USA and likely other states in the southeastern US. The black widow is our other deadly spider, but neither of those are horribly deadly or anything.

-Airplanetire


User currently offlineSSTjumbo From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (10 years 8 months 4 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 8689 times:

Anything related to the brown recluse in the US can be potentially hazardous. Black Widows are actually quite docile and shy unless disturbed in their web. Pretty much, check places you suspect may be a web. The recluse on the other hand is a viscious hunter but is incredibly clumsy. If you'd like to identify one, check to see if it's on a ceiling or a glossy wall. If that's the case, it's NOT a recluse. Often a time a recluse has lost a street fight to a CRICKET (no, that's not a typo). That's how bad they are. BTW, most spiderbites in the US come from Phiddipus Audax, the blue-fanged jumper as I call it, a fat jumping spider with incredible vision. Those things respond to me when I wave my hand a foot away from it. That's about as good as a fruit fly, which is pretty darn good.

User currently offlineGocaps16 From Japan, joined Jan 2000, 4334 posts, RR: 21
Reply 17, posted (10 years 8 months 4 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 8684 times:

I was watching tv where they showed a missing boa constrictor snake and guess where ot was hidden? In the toilet. Apparently, they captured it before it struck a victim. This was either RealTv or Rescue 911 or something. It was awhile go.

Kevin


User currently offlineIMissPiedmont From United States of America, joined May 2001, 6260 posts, RR: 34
Reply 18, posted (10 years 8 months 4 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 8679 times:

The next thing you'll know is that Danger Mouse will be under your bathmat.

"Paranoia strikes deep. Into your heart it will creep" to quote an old song.



Is grammar no longer taught is schools? Saying "me and her" or some such implies illiteracy.
User currently offlineMx5_boy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (10 years 8 months 4 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 8664 times:


EA CO AS says:
____________________________________________
You guys are wooses!

This, coming from Mx5 boy?

"Pot calling kettle...come in, kettle..."

I guess we can only hope to be as tough and hardcore as you someday.
_____________________________________________

Your point being? Are you Asssuming something based on who you perceive me to be? LOL Besides having had snakes, rats, spiders, lizards etc as pets I've handled 2 metre monitor lizards, birds of prey you name it.

[including my last b/f who is a snake handler]

*woos*

mb  Big grin


User currently offlineRyanb741 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2002, 3221 posts, RR: 16
Reply 20, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 8639 times:

Oh man, you guys are pussies! I have a dangerous spider (African Starburst Baboon Tarantula) as a PET. P-E-T. Best pet I ever had apart from the Sony Aibo. Just think, I get bitten once and it's a week in hospital. Sure makes 'feeding time' fun!!!


I used to think the brain is the most fascinating part of my body. But, hey, who is telling me that?
User currently offlineEGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 36
Reply 21, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 8632 times:

Ryan you are so hardcore  Laugh out loud

User currently offlineBarcode From Switzerland, joined Dec 2001, 678 posts, RR: 11
Reply 22, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 8617 times:

Eeeeeeekkkk!!!

I wouldn't last very long in Australia ... one sight of a funnel web spider and I'd be heading on the first plane outta there ...


User currently offlineMirrodie From United States of America, joined exactly 14 years ago today! , 7438 posts, RR: 62
Reply 23, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 8615 times:
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Yay! Barcodes back!



OK, seriously, I have heard of the brown recluse (but hte toilet rumor is crap)

To what areas are they endemic?



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User currently offlineIMissPiedmont From United States of America, joined May 2001, 6260 posts, RR: 34
Reply 24, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 8613 times:

A week in the hospital from the bite of a Pterinochilus murinus? Are you severely allergic Ryanb741? The spider is indeed a bit agressive at times but harmless. Just don't get the hairs embedded in your skin cause that itches a mite and if it bites you on the lips you'll look quite silly for a few days.


Is grammar no longer taught is schools? Saying "me and her" or some such implies illiteracy.
25 Ryanb741 : Actually the Starburst Baboon (along with the Indian Ornamental) were recently found to be among the most toxic tarantula venoms. A P. Murinus bite is
26 Mx5_boy : Barcode, Funnel webs? Nothing compared to *Eeek* I forgot to mention the extremely dangerous *drop bears*. mb
27 Post contains images EGGD : I'm just having second thoughts about going scuba diving next time I go to Queensland, I remember there was a swimming ban on one of the beaches near
28 Arrow : EGGD -- Relax. I spent a month in Queensland last August (including Port Douglas) and never saw any jelly fish. They only show up in the "summer" seas
29 Post contains images EGGD : Yeah Arrow I went in 2000 and the beaches were closed (August), the quicksilver great barrier trip was ok though (although we did see sharks!). But th
30 Arrow : EGGD -- If you're going in December -- then I think you are in the middle of jelly fish season. Why were the beaches closed in 2000? Crocodiles? shark
31 Post contains images Ryanb741 : Hey EGGD - I used to live in Oz and seem to have had much worse luck than Mx5_boy - I got stung by a box jellyfish (called Bluebottles in Oz), bitten
32 Mx5_boy : Ryanb, Box jellyfish are big ugly snotty looking things, Bluebottles are different and much smaller. Bluebottles are a problem when they migrate and a
33 Post contains images EGGD : Arrow - The beach was closed because of box jellyfish (don't ask me why lol). Ryan - You are so hardcore . mx5_boy - lmao, yeah, I saw some crocodiles
34 Post contains images AA61hvy :
35 PROSA : In Queensland as a kid it was my job to clean the pool skimmer box which would always end up with all sorts of creepy crawlies in it. Brown, Red Belli
36 Mx5_boy : Prosa, That is the most ridiculous thing I have heard. Besides the fact they are incredibly ugly and highly poisoness... Cane toads are not native to
37 BFS : Holy crap! I have pretty bad arachnophobia, and as I was reading this, the modem cable or something twitched on my leg. Scared the crap clean out of m
38 LHMark : Here in Rochester, NY, at the county fair, we sometimes get attacked by the dreaded Funnel cake spider. It blends in with the powdered sugar.
39 Post contains images Jcs17 : [including my last b/f who is a snake handler] Was that statement supposed to hold an inner message?
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