Everyone beware, there are DEADLY FLESH-EATING spiders on the loose in the UK!
Just kidding, bit of tabloid-esque lampoonery there. I ain't been on ATS for a while and it's all looking spankingly lovely, but I can't find the
search facility...is it incredibly difficult to find or so blindingly obvious I can't see it? Needless to say, I've failed to verify whether or not
this current hot-topic has been discussed here on ATS, if so -I apologise in advance for the creation of this thread.
I remember the old days when I was taken in by this type of nonsense. Spending time on sites like ATS gives you a different perspective, I read some
quite amusing articles on various tabloid websites totally scaremongering and sensationalising something that has been present on this land for over a
Here's a more honest and
informative page on the subject of the false widow spider.
One incident happens to a football player and before you know it, there are MILLIONS of these things RAMPAGING around the UK! They're using
expressions like "flesh-eating arachnids"...the daily star published an article headlined
False widow spider ATE my leg
No...it BIT your leg, it did not consume it! Sure, it looks horrific, a bad infection that wasn't treated properly to begin with because the source of
the infection was then unknown...this could potentially happen if you get jabbed by a thorn on a bush - I disticntly remember a tabloid...during the
MRSA scaremongering - claiming a jogger had contracted MRSA from a stinging nettle...maybe it was the daily star. I'm not saying that didn't or can't
happen, but bizarre incidents like that have most likely occurred throughout history...the only difference is we didn't always have the likes of the
star and the sun SCREAMING it at us from their front pages, and the fearmongerers on tv warning us all of the dangers we face - Killer flesh-hungry
arachnid DEVOURS mans leg!
People are really worried about this, but these spiders have been here for years. Why are they always scaring people with something? If i were a kid
and this was going down, being a UK native - I'd be worried sick about this, I mean - we're just not used to this sort of thing, killer spiders. I
can't articulate the fear and terror I'd feel at the warnings of killer spiders...it'd be the kilelr clowns stuff from the 90's but with spiders
instead of clowns...terrifying.
I notice most of the articles I read claim this is all a result of global warming, which brings us to the possible conspiratorial nature of this whole
If the spiders needed global warming in order for them to survive and thrive, why did they survive for so long? Apparently these beasties are RUNNING
AMOK...there are MILLIONS of them on the loose and they're stone-cold KILLERS! Why'd they survive a century in a climate they apparently unable to
thrive in? Exactly how many of these things came over here with those alleged bananas from the Canaries all those years ago? Surely not that many,
wasn't it supposedly a bit colder back then? They've done alright for themselves.
More of a rant but I'm genuinely interested in this story, because I see it for what it is. Wonder what the real agenda is, is it about climate change
or a decoy to divert attention from something that's probably more important?
Is it really about the spiders? I dunno, but it's an interesting story to me nonetheless, I suggest people google some of the stories and read them,
they're almost comical. It's like they're mocking themselves.
Another daily star effort is this one:
Killer false widow spiders attacked my
. I'm not saying it's funny, a little girl being bitten by a spider, I'm sure both the child and mother were worried and it was a
rather frightening ordeal for a child. It's the wording of the article that's absurd. Killer spiders.
They claim the girl was "Attacked by false widow spiders" when really the girl was bitten by one spider ...one killer spider bit the girl and she
survived after being treated by her MOTHER! Her mother took her to the hospital and the doctor...told her to give the child piriton, which is some
kind of allergy treatment you can buy over the counter. In the end, the mother took the child home and squeezed out the poison from the bite and the
child was absolutely fine.
The article ends by pointing out that no person has ever been killed by a spider in the UK...after bombarding you with TERRIFYING WORDS AND PHRASES!
Spiders will KILL you!
Any thoughts on this?
edit on 17-10-2013 by samerulesapply because: Some minor repairs.