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Your Nightmare Has Come True: Giant, New Tarantula Discovered

Scientists have discovered a new type of tarantula in a remote part of Sri Lanka. The massive spider has a leg span of 8 inches—as Wired magazine puts it, that’s “about the size of your face”. Got that? If you’re wondering just how big this new, terrifying type of jungle spider is, just imagine one covering your entire face. Here are some other fun facts from the story: the spider is related to other “tiger spiders” and “the Goliath bird-eater”, spiders known for being “fast” and “venomous”. To summarize: A new kind of super-fast, animal-killing, poisonous spider that can cover your entire face has been living right under our noses for centuries. Sweet dreams …

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