Attack of the Butt Spiders
Email prank warns of deadly South American "Blush Spiders" (scientific name: Arachnius gluteus, or "Butt Spider") migrating to the U.S. in airliner bathrooms and lurking under public toilet seats everywhere.
Brown Recluse Spider Bite (Photos)
Emailed pictures purport to show the progressive deterioration of a necrotic wound caused by the bite of a poisonous brown recluse spider.
Emailed photo taken by U.S. soldiers stationed in Iraq shows a pair of huge, scary-looking arachnids known as camel spiders. Is it true the venom of a camel spider is deadly to human beings?
Giant Spider in Manchester
Viral image purports to show a huge, long-legged spider lurking in the corner of a house in Manchester, England.
The Spider Bite
Can spider eggs hatch inside a person's body? Here are two variants of an urban legend about a truly horrible infestation!
Spiders in the Cactus
They thought it strange when their brand-new cactus began to quiver.
Spiders in the Hairdo
Cautionary tale about the dangers of not washing one's hair.
Spider in Oreo Cookie
Viral image purports to show a spider found smashed inside an Oreo Cookie.
The Two-Striped Telamonia
Recycled email hoax warns of the dangers of the Two-Striped Telamonia (Telamonia dimidiata), purportedly a poisonous spider from Indonesia that hides under toilet seats and is responsible for the deaths of five people in North Florida.
Winged Spider Discovered
Viral image purports to show a newspaper clipping confirming that scientists have discovered a "winged spider."