...and this just in from Australia...

Discussion in 'OFF-Topic / Misc.' started by Colin1, Jan 9, 2010.

  1. Colin1

    Colin1 Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2009
    Messages:
    3,541
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    36
    Occupation:
    Engineer and overgrown schoolboy
    Location:
    United Kingdom
    The Daily Telegraph 8 and 9 January 2010

    Deadly spiders invade Sydney
    Deadly funnel web spiders are invading Sydney homes after a spell of wet weather sent them scuttling in from gardens. The Australian Reptile Park, which makes anti-venom for funnel web bites, has recorded higher than usual numbers of the spiders. Mary Rayner, the park's manager, said the plague could get worse.

    The centre has a spider-milking laboratory to produce anti-venom. Since Boxing Day, people have delivered over 40 spiders. Several children have been bitten but nobody has died since the anti-venom was introduced in 1980.


    Darwin the broken jaw capital
    The Australian city of Darwin is the 'broken jaw capital of the world' a doctor claims. The Royal Darwin Hospital deals with 350 cases of broken jaws and noses each year - 17 for every 10,000 people. "This is well above anywhere else" said Dr Mahiban Thomas. The high rate of broken bones could be attributed to alcohol-related violence. The Northern Territory also has the highest level of alcohol consumption.

    Do you guys do anything in half-measures? :)

    Tourists are advised not to follow a night out in Darwin with a sleep-over in Sydney...
     
  2. piet

    piet Member

    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2009
    Messages:
    438
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    I thank god i am from the netherlands:p no Deadly funnel web spiders here

    piet
     
  3. vikingBerserker

    vikingBerserker Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2009
    Messages:
    24,072
    Likes Received:
    655
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Occupation:
    Korporate Kontrolleur
    Location:
    South Carolina
    :shock: Does anything get along with anything else there?????? :lol:
     
  4. Vic Balshaw

    Vic Balshaw Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2009
    Messages:
    13,125
    Likes Received:
    217
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Occupation:
    Retired
    Location:
    Canberra
    Ahhh, shucks guys, so we've got one or two nasty's that may bite you and they may crack a few heads up in Darwin where it's always steaming hot and the beer tastes so good, but what the heck, we've got some sh1t hot beaches, some say the best in the world not to mention the chicks that lay on them and if your into cuddles, pick up a Koala or be adventuresome and sky dive in the Blue Mountains, or take a skiing holiday in the Snowy's. Whatever your dream, we've got it, 'SO WHERE THE BL**DY HELL ARE YOU'

    :hotsun: :hotsun:
     
  5. ccheese

    ccheese Member In Perpetuity
    Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Jul 10, 2007
    Messages:
    12,669
    Likes Received:
    96
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Occupation:
    R E T I R E D !!
    Location:
    Virginia Beach, Va.
    This prompts a question: why are they called funnel spiders ? Is their web shaped like a funnel, perhaps ??

    Charles
     
  6. piet

    piet Member

    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2009
    Messages:
    438
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    :|
     

    Attached Files:

    • sp.jpg
      sp.jpg
      File size:
      119.8 KB
      Views:
      9,474
  7. Colin1

    Colin1 Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2009
    Messages:
    3,541
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    36
    Occupation:
    Engineer and overgrown schoolboy
    Location:
    United Kingdom
    Nasty-looking critter
    you wouldn't want to cuddle it, that's for sure. Second in toxicity only to the Brazilian Wandering Spider, which also looks like an extra from a sci-fi movie
     

    Attached Files:

    • bws.jpg
      bws.jpg
      File size:
      28.3 KB
      Views:
      6,448
  8. B-17engineer

    B-17engineer Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 9, 2007
    Messages:
    14,953
    Likes Received:
    13
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Occupation:
    model builder
    Location:
    Revis Island.
    I am sorry Aaron that I'd flush down the toilet... praying it doesn't crawl back up and eat me in my sleep.
     
  9. Heinz

    Heinz Active Member

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2007
    Messages:
    7,731
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    36
    Occupation:
    Student, Musician, Writer, Thinker, Shelf Stacker...
    Location:
    Melbourne, Victoria
    Then there's the snakes........oh and the drop bears.
     
  10. GrauGeist

    GrauGeist Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2008
    Messages:
    15,201
    Likes Received:
    2,037
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Occupation:
    Public Safety Automotive Technician
    Location:
    Redding, California
    Home Page:
    Right here in California, where the spiders don't catch birds by the head and eat them, the snakes warn you with a rattle before they bite you, the occasional mountain lion roams through town and the only real dangerous critters roam in herds between Sacramento and the Bay area...
     
  11. Wayne Little

    Wayne Little Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 7, 2006
    Messages:
    51,182
    Likes Received:
    848
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Adelaide Sth. Aust.
    LMAO....:lol::lol:
     
  12. Crimea_River

    Crimea_River Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 16, 2008
    Messages:
    25,168
    Likes Received:
    960
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Calgary
    Just when I thought the creepy crawly thread was put to bed....

    Shudder!
     
  13. DerAdlerIstGelandet

    DerAdlerIstGelandet Der Crew Chief
    Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2004
    Messages:
    41,768
    Likes Received:
    684
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Occupation:
    A&P - Aircraft Technician
    Location:
    USA/Germany
    That might be debunked. My wife's University is doing a study with a spider found in Africa called the 6 Eyed Sand Spider. It is supposedly more toxic than any other spider found to this date. Fortunately it lives out in remote areas and there are no recorded bites or deaths.
     
  14. Colin1

    Colin1 Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2009
    Messages:
    3,541
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    36
    Occupation:
    Engineer and overgrown schoolboy
    Location:
    United Kingdom
    Even its name is scary
     
  15. Colin1

    Colin1 Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2009
    Messages:
    3,541
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    36
    Occupation:
    Engineer and overgrown schoolboy
    Location:
    United Kingdom
    Must be an in-house Aussie joke... :)
     
  16. gumbyk

    gumbyk Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2009
    Messages:
    1,626
    Likes Received:
    208
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Occupation:
    Aviation QMS/SMS consultant
    Location:
    Blenheim
  17. Clay_Allison

    Clay_Allison Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2008
    Messages:
    1,203
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    36
    Koalas are mean buggers.
     
  18. Maestro

    Maestro Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2004
    Messages:
    2,890
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    36
    Occupation:
    Security Officer
    Location:
    Beaupré, Province of Québec, Canada
    God, I hate spiders ! Even more if they are deadly !

    So let's add Australia to my "Places NOT to go to" list...
     
  19. RabidAlien

    RabidAlien Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2008
    Messages:
    6,592
    Likes Received:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Occupation:
    IT
    Location:
    Hurst, Texas
    Heh....when an entire frikkin COUNTRY has its own entry at badassoftheweek.com, ya know its gotta be one heckuva ride!

    Badass of the Week: Australia
     
  20. Maestro

    Maestro Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2004
    Messages:
    2,890
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    36
    Occupation:
    Security Officer
    Location:
    Beaupré, Province of Québec, Canada
    Now I understand why Crocodile Dundee had a 12" long knife... :rolleyes:
     
Loading...
Similar Threads
  1. Grunherz
    Replies:
    31
    Views:
    2,106
  2. phatzo
    Replies:
    21
    Views:
    1,405
  3. eccles64
    Replies:
    37
    Views:
    2,401
  4. SX2002
    Replies:
    27
    Views:
    2,142
  5. Emac44
    Replies:
    3
    Views:
    2,042

Share This Page