December 6, 2012

Five Scary Bugs You Don't Want to Mess With

Liat Clark, Wired UK

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Terrifying horror stories of bug attacks. We all have them, whether gathered from film, urban legend or -- equally as potent -- our nightmares. In 1990 Arachnophobia taught us that tarantulas hold a grudge (and apparently shriek when on fire) and later that year Stephen King's It revealed the terrifying truth behind terrifying clowns -- giant and terrifying flesh-eating spiders.

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TAGGED: Ants, Worms, Insects, Injuries


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