anyone heard of these?

reptist

Arachnobaron
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Subject: a new spider, deadly in the United States
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> THIS IS SERIOUS; PLEASE READ !!! Scary TOO !!!
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> A spider bite...please read...........
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> And you thought the brown recluse was bad!!!
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> Three women in North Florida turned up at hospitals
over a
>5-day period, all with the same symptoms.
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> Fever, chills, and vomiting, followed by muscular
collapse,
>paralysis and finally, death.
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> There were no outward signs of trauma.
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> Autopsy results showed toxicity in the blood. These
women
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>not know each other and seemed to have nothing in common.
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> It was discovered, however, that they had all visited
the
>same
>Restaurant (Olive Garden) within days of their deaths.
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> The Health Department descended on the restaurant,
shutting

>it
>down. The food, water, and air conditioning were all inspected and
tested,
>to no avail.
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> The big break came when a waitress at the restaurant
was
>rushed to the hospital with similar symptoms. She told doctors that
she
had
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> been on vacation, and had only went to the restaurant
to
>pick
>up her check. She did not eat or drink while she was there, but had
used
>the
>restroom.
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> That is when one toxicologist, remembering an article
he
had
>read, drove out to the restaurant, went into the restroom and lifted
the
>toilet seat.
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> Under the seat, out of normal view, was a small spider.
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> The spider was captured and brought back to the lab,
where
>it
>was determined to be the Two-Striped Telamonia (Telamonia dimidiata),
so
>named because
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> of its reddened flesh color. This spider's venom is
>extremely
>toxic, but can take several days to take effect. They live in cold,
dark,
>damp
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> climates, and toilet rims provide just the right
atmosphere.
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> Several days later a lawyer from Jacksonville showed up
at
a
>hospital emergency room. Before his death, he told the doctor, that he
had
>been
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> away on business, had taken a flight from Indonesia,
>changing
>planes in Singapore, before returning home. He did not visit (Olive
>Garden),
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> while there.. He did, as did all of the other victims,
have
>what was determined to be a puncture wound, on his right buttock.
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> Investigators discovered that the flight he was on had
>originated in India.
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> The Civilian Aeronautics Board (CAB) ordered an
immediate
>inspection of the toilets of all flights from India and discovered the
>Two-Striped Telamonia
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> (Telamonia dimidiata) spider's nests on 4 different
planes!
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> It is now believed that these spiders can be anywhere
in
the
>country.
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> So please, before you use a public toilet, lift the
seat to
>check for spiders. It can save your life!
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> And please pass this on to everyone you care about.
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I got this e-mail from my girlfriends mother and wondered if anyone had any info/pix on the spiders mentioned in the article & also if the info was true or B.S. Thanks and PEACE B.
 

reptist

Arachnobaron
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I just searched true spiders and found all the info I needed, its a hoax! B.
 

KUJordan

Arachnobaron
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Why exactly did you post this?

I'll just weigh on the logical side of things and assume it was nothing more than a joke. Funny, funny, funny.
 

reptist

Arachnobaron
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I was curious as to weather it was true, then I did a search and found it wasnt, feel free to have the mods remove it if youd like, PEACE B.
 

EAD063

Arachnoprince
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I saw the > > >'s and knew immediately it was from and email, and therefore could not be true. Send this message to 20 people and the love of your life will call you tonight!

Haha

Ed
 

JPD

Arachnobaron
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Boy, you really have to stay away from those darn public toilets. I got crabs from that exact same toilet!
Wonder if this spider is related to Arachnius gluteus.........now that's the one that I would be worried about!
Always fun to see variations on the theme!
 

cacoseraph

ArachnoGod
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Boy, you really have to stay away from those darn public toilets. I got crabs from that exact same toilet!
Wonder if this spider is related to Arachnius gluteus.........now that's the one that I would be worried about!
Always fun to see variations on the theme!
the good ol' blush spider, eh?
 

Mistwalker

Arachnoknight
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It's a real spider, in fact, a small jumping spider from South America. Other than a real spider's name being used, though, the rest is nonsense.
 

EK2

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Redback On The Toilet Seat

There was a red-back on the toilet seat
When I was there last night,
I didn't see him in the dark,
But boy! I felt his bite!
I jumped high up into the air,
And when I hit the ground,
That crafty red-back spider
Wasn't nowhere to be found.

Chorus:
There was a red-back on the toilet seat
When I was there last night,
I didn't see him in the dark,
But boy! I felt his bite!
And now I'm here in hospital,
A sad and sorry plight,
And I curse that red-back spider
On the toilet seat last night.

Rushed in to the missus,
Told her just where I'd been bit,
She grabbed the cut throat razor blade,
And I nearly took a fit.
I said, "Just forget what's on your mind,
And call a doctor please,
'Cause I've got a feeling that your cure
Is worse than the disease."

I can't lay down, I can't sit up,
And I don't know what to do,
And all the nurses think it's funny,
But that's not my point of view.
I tell you it's embarrassing,
(And that's to say the least)
That I'm to sick to eat a bite,
While that spider had a feast!

And when I get back home again,
I tell you what I'll do,
I'll make that red-back suffer
For the pain I'm going through.
I've had so many needles
That I'm looking like a sieve,
And I promise you that spider
Hasn't very long to live!
 

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Arachnolord
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This thing is still circulating. My mom sent it to me and then before I got to my email to read it, sent another saying is was a hoax. Poor little jumpers! :mad:

This bit of bad grammar is something of a clue, even if you know nothing about spiders: "...and had only went to the restaurant..." :rolleyes:
 
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