Does This Photograph Show a Park Covered with Spider Webs?
  • 2 November 2018
We become familiar with the term "mass ballooning event."
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Did a ‘New Deadly Spider’ Species Kill Several People in the U.S. in the Summer of 2018?
  • 22 August 2018
A viral, scare-mongering Facebook post fabricated a series of fatal spider bites and used photographs...
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Did a Spider in a Tampon Result in a Disturbing Medical Emergency?
  • 10 May 2018
A fictional horror story about a spider, a tampon, and a trip to the emergency...
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Is This Giant Spider Real?
  • 8 February 2013
A photograph purportedly shows a 'Giant Hawaiian Cane Spider' on the side of a house.
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Spider Bursts Out of Overripe Banana?
  • 20 September 2016
A viral video of a spider breaking out of a banana skin is an animation...
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Natural Repellent for Spiders?
  • 25 September 2015
Do walnuts, horse chestnuts, and Osage oranges repel spiders?
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Giant Mutant Spiders in Missouri?
  • 15 September 2014
Photographs purportedly show giant mutant spiders produced by government DNA experiments in Missouri.
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Do People Swallow Eight Spiders Per Year?
  • 23 April 2001
One of the most widely-circulated bits of misinformation to be found on the internet.
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Spiders in Cactus
  • 5 December 1998
Did a cactus explode and spew baby tarantulas everywhere?
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