Tag Archives: Spiders
Eat more bugs, says the UN. They’re high in protein, they have high growth and feed conversion rates and a low environmental footprint. Insects reproduce quickly, they grow quickly, and, since they’re relatively low on the food chain, they’re one of the least resource-intensive ways of converting solar power into fuel for humans. Yum.
I watched Arachnoquake on SyFy Saturday night, and I am ashamed to say I kind of enjoyed it. It’s the oft-told tale of giant, fire-breathing, blind albino spiders who escape from their underground caverns and terrorize New Orleans after fracking causes an earthquake. It stars a greasy, bloated homeless guy who the opening credits inform us used to be Eddie Furlong, but I don’t buy it. This guy looks like he has armpit mushrooms growing under his shirt, he’s that filthy and disgusting. The biggest shock, though, is that in it he plays the FATHER of two teenagers. THE FATHER. Eddie Furlong is THE FATHER OF TEENAGERS. Where has the time gone? How is that possible? Watch the video and prepare to be shocked at his appearance. And yes, that’s Tracy Gold from Growing Pains as his asthmatic wife. Really brilliant stuff. Emmys all ’round.
It’s very likely you’ve seen this, because since it was originally posted on January 24 it’s had a whopping 1,282,898 hits. Although, after watching it, we don’t believe anything anymore.
Trees spun with silky cocoons line the edges of a submerged farm in a Pakistan village. After massive flooding, millions of spiders started to take up new real estate by occupying the nearby trees and constructing their amazing condos.