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A New Spider Was Discovered In Baja California After Biting Someone, And It’s Bigger Than A Softball

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When was the last time you had a nightmare that continued to frighten you long after you’d already woken up in a terrified sweat? If it’s been years, that streak ends now. According to Gizmodo, in an article they filed under “Kill It With Fire,” a new species of spider has been discovered that’s the size of a softball and guaranteed to give nightmares.

Meet the Califorctenus Cacachilensis, a newly discovered spider that is so gruesome the devil uses its named as his safe word.

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This new species of arachnid gets its name and classification from the remote mountain region of Baja California Sur, Mexico where researchers from the San Diego Natural History Museum found it in a cave. This hairy spider is four inches of bad dream-inspiring terror. So, just to recap, it lives in caves and is the same size as a Rawlings Dream Seam. (TBH, I’d rather get hit with a pitch than come face to face with this guy.)

This 8-legged freak is unlike the thousands of other documented species of arachnids.

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Although it’s actually classified in the same group as the super venomous, Brazilian wandering spider, the Califorctenus Cacachilensis isn’t as dangerous. According to the San Diego Tribune, one of the researchers who found the first live specimen was actually bit, but ended up being totally fine a just few hours later.

But its role in the spider-led extinction of all mankind is just as important.

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Gizmodo reported on a study that claimed spiders, worldwide, are responsible for collectively consuming around 800 million metric tons of food every year — that’s about as much as the combined weight estimate for all humans on Earth. So, there it is. When spiders decide to wipe us off the earth, they won’t even get fat doing it because, apparently, they’ve already been training for it.

[H/T] Gizmodo: This New Mexican Cave Spider is Ridiculous 

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A Restaurant In Mexico City Is Facing Backlash And Legal Trouble For Serving Endangered Tarantula Tacos

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A Restaurant In Mexico City Is Facing Backlash And Legal Trouble For Serving Endangered Tarantula Tacos

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México en el Paladar, a restaurant located in Mexico City, is facing severe backlash after video surfaced of an employee cooking an endangered Mexican red rump tarantula. The restaurant has served up the eight legged animals inside a warm tortilla topped with smashed avocado and a squeeze of lime juice. The federal environmental protection agency in Mexico found out about the tarantulas because of a video posted to Facebook and seized four tarantula corpses that were about to be served. The restaurant is now under investigation for serving up the tarantulas.

México en el Paladar boasts a menu that specializes in “exotic pre-Hispanic cuisine” including grasshoppers, worms and ant eggs.

Esto es solo una de las preparaciones que se le hace a la Tarántula para que la podamos degustar!!!!

Posted by México en el paladar on Friday, May 18, 2018

The video, posted on the restaurant’s Facebook page, shows a cook using a flamethrower to burn the tarantula to a crisp. Tarantulas are part of the diets of many people around the world, like in Cambodia. However, the Mexican red rump tarantula is on the verge of extinction and are classified as a protected species making this 500 Mexican peso ($26 USD) taco illegal.

The Mexican red rump tarantula inhabits central and northern Mexico but good luck finding it at your local taco stand.

PROFEPA (the Federal Attorney for Environmental Protection), Mexico’s environmental protection agency, inspected the restaurant last week  and found the dead tarantulas. The agency confiscated the tarantulas when the restaurant couldn’t provide legal documentation proving the origin of the spiders, the agency confirmed in a written statement.

The restaurant responded to the criticism it received on it’s Facebook page with the following comment:

“Good afternoon, indeed PROFEPA [Procuraduría Federal de Protección al Ambiente, or “Federal Environmental Protection Agency”] went to the premises and advised me in terms of documentation and took the tarantulas because, at the time, I did not have the documentation. Unfortunately, I haven’t taken the time to go get the tarantulas back with the proper documentation. However, that doesn’t mean that I’m not working legally. These days I will go to PROFEPA with the documentation and will make it public for your knowledge, and for my part I will stop selling [the tacos] until I resolve everything with PROFEPA. Thank you.”

While the restaurant is under investigation for the tarantulas, the taco place is still open to customers.


According to NBC San Diego, the restaurant advertised the tarantula taco dish as being “flamed and golden” and ready for eating. The restaurant employees also use the poison of the spider as the the main ingredient in a popular drink. While the tarantula taco is temporarily out of the restaurant, the owner has vowed to get documentation to prove that they acquired the spiders legally to bring them back.

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