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Colorful And Oddly Adorable Peacock Spiders

Another Spooktober special! OK, we know what you're thinking, "Spiders? Heck no." And we get that, and we're also like that. However, when it comes to peacock spiders, there's something enchanting about them. Yes, if we were ever in the presence of one, we'd probably run. 

These are just photos and vids, they can't hurt us. Remember that. 

The peacock spider is probably the most beautiful spider out there, with its vivid colors, and disproportional huge eyes, you can't help but think, "OK, these guys can be cool." Much like peacocks, male peacock spiders are the most colorful of the sexes and have displayed their colors bolding when trying to attract a mate. 

As much as they make us squeamish, bugs can be quite cool looking!  

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Striking Microscopic Insect Photography By Pavan Kumar

Talented photographer, Pavan Kumar, is able to capture what one might consider impossible... the beauty of insects. For many people, insects just make us feel squeamish. It's a fair assumption to say many people just don't like bugs. At all. And truth be told, I am one of those people. 

Yet, Pavan Kumar has somehow taken these mesmerizing images with such striking colors, you can't help but stop and marble at the beauty that is obviously there. It's a beauty you can't see until you see it. 

We had the opportunity to ask Kavan the simple question, "Why bugs?" Out of everything in the world to photograph, why these tiny creatures most don't care about? Pavan Kumar responded saying, "Insects are the most ignored creatures, thanks to their size. We see colourful birds, elephants, tigers, and lions in wallpapers and HD image galleries, but none of the insects! They're amazing creatures too. They look beautiful too. Let's show the world what is seldom seen!"

Pavan Kumar has accomplished just that, showing the world what is seldomly seen. See more of Pavan Kumar's insanely beautiful photographs on his Instagram

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Colorful Spiders Look Somehow A Bit Less Scary

You either like them or you hate them, but spiders are some of the most unique and fascinating creatures on the planet. 

Other than the oceans, you can find them almost anywhere on the planet and some of them are quite amazing as far as their unique colors. 

Let's take a look at a few of these colorful - and yes, creepy - creatures.


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Trees Cocooned in Spiders Webs Were Spotted After The Massive Floods In Pakistan

The floods that submerged one-fifth of Pakistan's territory took more than six months to recede.

One of the most affected regions was the Sindh region, located in the western corner of South Asia. 

At their peak, the floodwaters were up to 20 feet deep. About 20 million people were displaced.

But apparently, people were not the only ones seeking shelter from the devastating floods. 

One of the unexpected side-effects of the flooding has been that millions of spiders climbed up into the trees to escape the rising floodwaters, turning them into futuristic-looking trees cocooned in spiders' webs.

The people living in that area claimed they have never seen this phenomenon before but were glad to discover that those cocooned trees were actually significantly reducing the numbers of mosquitos and thereby, the risk of malaria. 

It is thought that the mosquitoes were getting caught in the spiders' webs which would be one blessing for the people of the area, facing so many other hardships after the floods. 

Check out some of the stunning photos, released by the department of international development.

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Etsy Artist Creates Realistic Glass Spiders (11 Images)

These look way too real! However, there is a delicate beauty to them that you cannot deny. 

Nikita Drachuk is the Ukrainian Etsy artist behind some extraordinary blown glass figurines that could send chills down your spine with their realistic accuracy!

Check out the Etsy shop for all glass spiders and other incredible animals figurines -- all handmade! 




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Tiny And Delicate Tarantula Paws (14 Images)

Who knew tarantulas had such tiny and dare we even say "cute" paws? It almost makes them slightly less terrifying. 

Almost. 

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Big Fat "Nope" Creatures From The Land Down Under

This is nightmare fuel to the max! Is there any part of Australia that is like...safer than normal? We're seriously asking. 

This list of creatures is only for the strong. Safe to say, not for us. 

So Australia, it will be a hard "nope" once again from us. 

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19 Tweets About Spiders That Totally Cracked Us Up

There are no pictures of spiders here, this is a safe space for all.

Take a look at some more Funny Tweets that are pure genius. 

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The Oldest Spider Has Died, And Twitter Users Want Some Answers

Number 16 (yes that actual name of the spider) didn't just pass away... but was murdered by a wasp!! Dun Dun Dun 

Number 16 wasn't just an old spider... it was precious to the research team at the University. So much so, that they gave a long statement in its honor... 

"To our knowledge, this is the oldest spider ever recorded, and her significant life has allowed us to further investigate the trapdoor spider's behavior and population dynamics," PhD student Leanda Mason said. "The research project was first initiated by Barbara York Main in 1974, who monitored the long-term spider population for over 42 years in the Central Wheatbelt region of Western Australia[...]Through Barbara's detailed research, we were able to determine that the extended lifespan of the trapdoor spider is due to their life-history traits, including how they live in uncleared, native bushland, their sedentary nature, and low metabolisms."

Number 16 died at a whopping age of 43... and would have lived longer if not for the wasp attack. Making many people scratch their heads and ask... Wait... how long can a spider live!?

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9 Times People Almost Killed Themselves Trying to Kill a Spider

For most people, a rolled up newspaper or a shoe will get the job done. But some people have an extreme fear of spiders and when they see one, they don't react like a normal person would. Here are some of their stories. 

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