There are certain things that are better to go through life without knowing. Things like what really is between Lady Gaga’s legs and the length people will go to satisfy a sexual fetish. Another of those things is just how big spiders used to be. Spiders are hands down the most bone chilling creature to ever walk the Earth. They have eight eyes… EIGHT! Four eyes is greedy… but eight? Not cool, spider!
They catch prey in sticky string they pull from their butts AND suck the organs they liquify out of their prey like it’s some kind of morbid milkshake. Scientists have just found the largest fossilized spider in the world… and it probably made the dinosaurs pee a little. With a leg span of around 6 inches… this spider which is related to the golden orb spider could’ve definitely ruined your camping trip.
This new fossil was found in inner Mongolia and was encased in volcanic ash at the bottom of what used to be an ancient lake. Nobody can be sure what killed her… but she probably scared the crap out of a T-Rex. The T-Rex tripped over a stegosaurus and knocked a coconut into a volcano creating a huge devastating catastrophe. (Editor’s note: that is probably NOT what happened)
No matter how the spider met it’s end… we are sure glad it did. But there is a new terrifying thought that comes with the discovery of this fossil. That being the fear of some white-bearded scientist taking it’s DNA and bringing it back to life Jurassic Park Style. F**K zombies, f**k terminators – a huge rebirth of giant spiders would be the worst reality we could ever find ourselves in.
So our only option to counteract this terrifying possibility is to imprison all of our DNA scientists and make them watch 8 Legged Freaks and Arachnophobia on a loop so these people can know the true dangers of playing god.
[Source: BBC News]
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