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Watch This Australian Man Coax a Massive Spider Off His Neck

This video will either ease your arachnophobia or exacerbate it greatly.

by: Trent Knoss


While it's probably safe to assume that most of us would flip out if a massive fist-sized spider crawled up onto our shoulder, one Australian man with ice water running through his veins took great pains to coax this one off non-violently even after it crawled up his neck. If you can possibly stand it, check out the footage below:



It's over, right? The spider left? OK. Sorry, just had to get something from underneath the desk there for a second.

Anyway, I think we've all learned a valuable survival lesson here. The big winners: pacifism; the spider; that guy's pub reputation from here on out. The losers: our dreams tonight; the next person to encounter that spider.

(via durianriders / YouTube)


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