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This Artist’s Humongous Graffiti Spider is Horrifyingly Awesome

Attention arachnophobes: you might want to steer clear of this article (sorry about the lead image, but we have serious reporting to do here). All others: you’re in for some of the coolest, most insanely amazing monster street art you’ve ever seen. Portuguese artist Sergio Odeith has mastered the technique of painting murals that employ […]

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Ever Wanted to Try a REAL Tarantula Burger? Now’s Your Chance!

As far as we can tell, this is no joke… it’s just a big, juicy double-decker serving of NOPE. Known for including some seriously unsettling items on their menu (their motto is “We never met a meat we wouldn’t eat”), Bull City Burger & Brewery in Durham, North Carolina still manage to shock the public […]

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Yes, Robot Spiders Exist Now… Want to See One in Action?

When robotics Professor Ingo Rechenberg observed a strange spider in the Sahara Desert a decade ago, the arachnid’s unusual form of locomotion ended up inspiring the design for his latest robot design, which was recently revealed to the public for this year’s Hannover Messe technology fair in Germany. The “BionicWheelBot” was designed by Rechenberg for […]

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VIDEO: Man Plays “Chicken” With a Giant Spider… Guess Who Wins?

Oh Australia, how we love you for stories like this… seldom a week passes without a headline describing daring confrontations between Aussies and venomous spiders, giant snakes, killer crocs, rampaging boars, legions of crabs, and a few creatures that could kill you in minutes, then go take a nap. But mostly, we love all the creepy […]

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Witness the Birth of HUNDREDS of Venomous Spiders [VIDEO]

When it comes to pure, unfiltered horrors from the animal kingdom, we’ve learned to rely on our friends in Australia to deliver the goods… but dammit, they just keep raising the bar on us. Case in point: Australian Reptile Park – always a trusted source for creepy videos and images of spiders and snakes – […]

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Gigantic New Spider Species Discovered in Mexican Cave

It’s been a while since we dropped some of nature’s creepy-crawlies on you, hasn’t it? I know you miss that, but this story might help make up for it. This story begins in Mexico back in 2013, during an expedition into the Sierra Cacachilas range in the Baja Peninsula. While searching a grotto, Michael Wall […]

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Shocking Scientific Study Finds Spiders Could Devour Every Human on Earth

We shouldn’t just assume a headline as insanely terrifying as this couldn’t be possible… but I can confirm it comes verified from peer-reviewed scientific papers, with all the necessary data to back it up. In other words, it wouldn’t take much for a literal Arachno-pocalypse to occur… and if it did, we’d probably be ill-equipped […]

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This Literal EXPLOSION of Huntsman Spiders Shocked an Experienced Pest-Controller

Seriously, Australia? Is this really how you wanted the rest of the world to start their week? Once again your venomous arachnids are swarming all over our news feeds. Of course, I kid you fine folks Down Under; this site is, after all, devoted to all things scary, creepy, gross and bizarre… and this story certainly […]

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Spiders, Sharks, Scorpions and More Horrors from the Headlines

Face it, folks: the world we live in is getting weirder by the minute. Seriously, at this point, the urge to retreat into a world of fictional monsters is nearly impossible to resist. But journalists still have a job to do (even if we’re just writing about demon sightings, botched exorcisms and… uh, Florida?). Honest, well-researched […]

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One Soldier’s Terrifying Nocturnal Encounter with a Monstrous Camel Spider

Today’s skin-crawling tale was handed down from the son of a Marine veteran, whose tour of duty in Afghanistan ended with a horrific accident in which he lost both legs. The official story, as the man related to his teenage son, was that his crippling injury was caused by a land mine… but evidence has […]

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Gruesome Footage Shows a Giant Wasp Preying on a Huntsman Spider

Yay Australia! You never, ever disappoint us when it comes to giant, horrific creepy-crawly creatures that bite, sting, squeeze, leap on and generally terrorize other species… including Homo sapiens, of course. Infamous among that continent’s local fauna is the huntsman spider — one of the most aggressive and venomous arachnids in the world — which […]

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Giant Spider Drags a Lizard Up a Living Room Window… and Horrifies the Entire World

Remember that story we ran back in October showing a Huntsman spider dragging a mouse up the side of a refrigerator? If you’re still having nightmares from that one, then turn back now, and read no further. Still with me? Okay, then let’s go back to Australia — that magical land where all your animal-based […]

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Arach-NOPE-Phobia: The World Freaks Out Over This Enormous Huntsman Spider

The quaintly-named “Barnyard Betty’s Rescue” sounds like a wonderful place to visit for animal lovers. But I should warn you that it’s located in Queensland, Australia… and if you’ve been following our news feed, you probably know Australia is home to some of the most horrifying creatures on the planet (or any other planet, as […]

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Horrified Family Discovers the World’s Deadliest Spiders Hiding in Their Bananas

Courtesy warning to all arachnophobes: this will not be a fun read for you… and it also gets kinda naughty toward the end. I’ve managed over the past few months to bypass horrifying news reports of rampaging and occasionally deadly spiders (sorry, I’ve been busy), but this story is just too good to pass up… […]

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The Ten Most Common American Phobias (as Seen in Movies)

What are you afraid of? Come on, you can tell me. There’s a wealth of things out there that can make your skin crawl and your heart shudder, and it’s likely that your fear is more common than you think: 6.3 million Americans have diagnosed phobias, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. That […]