Wierd Things you've found inside... (was Smoking around compu ters)

From: Douglas Quebbeman <dhquebbeman_at_theestopinalgroup.com>
Date: Thu Dec 13 07:36:16 2001

> Yeah, just what we would need to find..... a Sydney Funnel Web spider.
> I don't even want to meet a Brown Recluse.

All spiders have toxins in their venom; not all toxins are
dangerous to humans. Apparently most humans *are* susecptible
to the brown recluse, but in varying degrees.

I've seen the brown recluse in my home, among several
other species. Can't always tell which is which but I
can tell that some are different from others.

One species living in and around my home grows very
large. One night, I'd come home from a drunk, and
passed out with the lights on; sleeping on a mattress
on the floor.

I awoke from the pain of a bite, looked at my arm
and saw a small amount of blood. Just at the edge
of the bed, I saw a *big* spider scurry off. In
my stupor, I deciced to go back to sleep; worst
case, I simply wouldn't wake up.

But the next day comes, bidden or not. Now, I used
to have these embarrasing warts on my elbows and
underside of my forearms. A couple of days later,
while showering, I noticed these warts were swollen
up. Strange; but I didn't give it any more thought.

A week later, I looked again, and the warts were gone.

Somewhere in my basement lives a species of spider
that contains a miracle wart cure in its venom. If
only I could determine which one, I'd be rich!

I do have lots of webs in some of the classic EQ
I have down in the basement (notably the SOL).
But I've found that letting the ants and spiders
have their way keeps the roach population in control.

Much better than "Better living through Chemistry".

Received on Thu Dec 13 2001 - 07:36:16 GMT

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