UK Spiders

'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."

All Day I Dream of Spiders

Lucy Knight | Posted 11.08.2013 | UK
Lucy Knight

In cool and calm England, the Daddy Long Legs and house spiders are generally small in size and lacking in hair. In Lebanon, however, it's been anothe...

You Will Never Sleep Again: Here's A Poisonous, Speedy Tarantula The Size Of A Human Face (PICTURE)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 05.04.2013 | UK

A giant, poisonous tarantula the size of a human face has been discovered living in Mankulam, Sri Lanka. The Poecilotheria rajaei (belonging to th...

Warning, This Cannot Be Unseen: Enormous Parasite Filmed Slithering Out Of Dead Spider (VIDEO)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 17.01.2013 | UK

A video of a live parasite unravelling itself from the carcass of a spider has clocked up over a million views on YouTube. Posted by Australia-bas...

WATCH: Epic Spider-Killing FAIL

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.01.2013 | UK Comedy

Firstly, let us say: this video is perfectly safe to watch if you don't like spiders. In fact, if you don't like spiders, you'll probably LOVE this...

WATCH: Spider Dances The Rumba

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.12.2012 | UK Comedy

What's this then? Oh, nothing much. Just a spider dancing the Rumba. It was hardly worth mentioning really. Sorry to have disturbed you. YouTuber M...

Walking On Water (PICTURES)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 10.10.2012 | UK

Exploring a garden on a dewy morning, these insects appear to be walking on water. The crystal clear shots, taken by photographer Nunu Rizani, cap...

Five Spiritual Lessons Spiders Can Teach Us

Nikki Harper | Posted 08.11.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Nikki Harper

I measure the arrival and progress of Autumn by one simple thing. Not the changing colours of the leaves. Not the darkening evenings. Not the increasing wind and nip in the air. Not even the shops stuffed with Halloween costumes. No. I measure the arrival and progress of Autumn by how many times I have to leave the room in a cold sweat because of a spider.

America's First New Spider Species In 140 Years Discovered

The Huffington Post UK | Ted Thornhill | Posted 19.08.2012 | UK

Arachnophobes look away now. The first new species of spider to be discovered in America for 140 years has been found lurking in caves in Californi...

Spider Crawls Into Woman's Ear Canal

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 08.10.2012 | UK

If you're arachnophobic you should probably look away now. For peering back at you from the inside of one unfortunate woman's ear is a rather miffed-l...

Phobias: How Buttons, Garlic, Chickens And Clowns Can Leave Us Fearing For Our Lives (PICTURES)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 25.06.2012 | UK

No laughing matter: Extreme fear of clowns is known as coulrophobia Imagine an existence where the prospect of buttoning a cardigan could send yo...