UK Spiders

Why Are There So Many Spiders in Your House?

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 22.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Autumn doesn’t just mean orange leaves and chilly mornings, it’s also the start of spider season. As the evenings grow shorter, you’ll probab...

Warning: Do NOT Watch This Video If You're Afraid Of Spiders

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.10.2014 | UK Comedy

Spiders! They get everywhere. In your hair. On a studio floor. Inside a TV camera. As this compilation from News Be Funny proves. Something tells ...

Spider Crawls Into Man's Body Via Appendix Scar, Burrows Into His Sternum

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 16.10.2014 | UK

A holiday-maker retuned from his travels with an experience to remember – after medics pulled a tropical spider out of his body. Dylan Thomas wa...

Terrifyingly Large Spider Web Was Actually An Optical Illusion

The Huffington Post UK/SWNS | Posted 06.10.2014 | UK

UPDATE: We owe you an apology. It now transpires this massive web was (although still quite large) a bit smaller than we originally thought. Armed wit...

If You Insist On Having A Pet Spider, Don't Keep It Here

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.09.2014 | UK Comedy

Why, O why, O why? To that question dear reader, we have no response. All there is is this video.... var src_url="https://spshared.5min.com/Scr...

Scared Of Spiders And Live In The UK? Then Don't Watch This...

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.08.2014 | UK

Holy. Crap. Look at the size of those fangs. And this isn't Australia, oh no. This is Jersey. Before you think we're saved by the stretch of...

Watch The Moment BBC Scotland News Was Videobombed By A Giant Spider

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.08.2014 | UK Comedy

Well, we say 'giant'. But he wasn't really - he just looked that way. (They do say the camera adds 10 pounds.) Yes, our little eight-legged friend ...

Woman In Wales Sets Home On Fire While Trying To Kill A Spider

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.08.2014 | UK Comedy

Seriously, people. This is getting out of hand now. Recently, we brought you the story of a Seattle man who set fire to his house when he tried to ...

Man Accidentally Sets His House On Fire Trying To Kill A Spider With A Blowtorch

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.07.2014 | UK Comedy

There are various ways to kill a spider. Using a shoe, perhaps. Or a saucepan. But a homemade blowtorch..? Yes, this week's Darwin Award goes to...

Nightmare Fish-Eating Spiders Are Lurking On Every Continent Except Antarctica (PICTURES)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 19.06.2014 | UK

Not content with hiding in boxes of bananas, lurking creepily in dark corners and trying to sink their fangs into sweet, sweet human flesh, spiders ar...

'It Was Like A Horror Film': Suspected Nest Of Deadly Brazilian Wandering Spiders Found In Family's Bananas (PICTURES)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 11.03.2014 | UK

It’s been fairly quiet on the oh-my-god-poisonous-spiders-are-smuggling-themselves-into-Britain-via-banana-crates front, of late. We’d go so f...

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Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

Is it a particularly hirsute caterpillar? That clump of hair that’s been clogging up your shower? No, it’s even worse. It’s a heaving ma...

How REAL Men Deal With Spiders

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 31.12.2013 | UK Comedy

Picture the scene. You've discovered a whopping big spider sitting on your shoulder. You're in Australia, so trust us - it really is big. And whopping...

WATCH: Spider Dances To 'YMCA'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Comedy

The peacock spider - or gliding spider - is, Wikipedia informs us, a native of Australia whose courtship dance is similar to those of genus Saitis. ...

Jeepers... 48 Suspected Black Widow Spiders Have Hopped Over The Pond From The USA

Huffington Post Uk | Sara C Nelson | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

A potentially deadly cargo of 48 suspected black widow spiders has been discovered in a shipment of aircraft parts from the USA. The spiders were ...

Australian Huntsman Spider Crawls Out Of Warehouse Container In East Sussex

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.11.2013 | UK

A fearsome-looking giant spider common in Australia gave workers at a British warehouse a fright after travelling over from Asia. The seven-inch-long ...

Huntsman Spider: Top 10 Facts (PICTURES)

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.11.2013 | UK

1. They're fast. Really, really fast. 2. They can be huge, with some attaining a legspan of about 10–12 inches. 3. Commonly they are con...

What You Should Know About The Brazilian Wandering Spider (PICTURES, VIDEO)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

Following in the footsteps of the venomous false widow spider comes the Brazilian wandering spider – a bigger, fatter and badder arachnid on all cou...

PICTURES: The World's Most Deadly Spiders Scurrying Out Of Sainsbury's Bananas

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

SEE ALSO: Top Ten Facts About The Brazilian Wandering Spider (PICTURES, VIDEO) A family were forced to flee their home after an infestation of the ...

The UK's 'Killer Spider Epidemic' Is Nothing To Fear

Chris Whiting | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Chris Whiting

Recently, the British media has been in a frenzy (when are they ever not?), over the apparent surge in the UK population of the false widow spider... Typically, people up and down the country are now petrified of this new frontier of deadly arachnids, because quite simply, they're being sold a bunch of striking lies.

Why I Am Spider Season's Greatest War Criminal

Pete Cashmore | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Comedy
Pete Cashmore

When a spider scurries into a room in which I am stationed, it generally carries on scurrying, blissfully unaware of my presence, the nonchalant little shit. I, on the other hand, start squealing like a stuck Alan Carr, get all of my feet - ALL OF THEM - up off the floor and start frantically searching for my slippers.

Spider Phobia MP Sparks Security Alert In Parliament

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 24.09.2013 | UK

An MP with a phobia of spiders was left red-faced after a can of insecticide sparked a security alert at Parliament. Workers in the House of Common...

Living With a Harry Potter Obsessive

Tim Bradley | Posted 07.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Tim Bradley

To coin a phrase from a former Princess, there are three people in my marriage. Me, my lovely wife, and a fictional schoolboy wizard with a lightning bolt scar on his head. A Mr Harry James Potter. I even know his middle name. He is a constant presence in my home, a menacing bespectacled spectre in my day to day life.

WATCH: 3D Printed SpiderBot Is Terrifyingly Realistic

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 04.09.2013 | UK Tech

Virtually by definition robots are terrifying enough without making them walk like realistic, massive spiders. But that's exactly what robotics fir...

Barry White Spider

James Conmy | Posted 03.09.2013 | UK Comedy
James Conmy

I will admit to having two phobias: Barry White & spiders. To this day I am haunted by the words of a local radio DJ who proclaimed: "Ah that was the smoooooth smooooth sounds of Mr Barry White, I'm sure you'll agree - he really does make love to your ears."