Effects of drugs on spiders

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Fascinating. I love Canadian nature films.

 
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I love that video...The narrator is great cause he uses scientific terms, but when it comes to the pot spider he says something to the effect of it making a hammock and watching the other spiders...If this is the same vid. (can't watch it on dialup)
 
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I found the effects of crack cocaine on the spider to be somewhat less believable.
 
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I was buying it until the one spider obeyed the restraining order. Everyone knows those don't work.
 
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Fascinating. I love Canadian nature films.

I saw it before .. several months ago. maybe it was pf
 
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Fascinating. I love Canadian nature films.


Gees, they didn't mention that if given enough chocolate spiders will patch the holes in your clothing. :cool:
 
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I was buying it until the one spider obeyed the restraining order. Everyone knows those don't work.
:rofl: Good catch!
 
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Ahahaha this is great!
 
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I love that video!!
 
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whoa - we just had an earthquake here
 
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Really? How was it? and any aftershocks
 
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not a biggie - it was a 3.0 in El Segundo which is not too far from me. I heard the kitchen start rattling first and then it rolled through the living room with a big bump. Scared the cat.
 
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Ha ha...I have to say that would be fun once or twice...
 
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I have heard people talk about "earthquake weather" and we had weird weather today. Hazy and very hot with warm winds. The weather website said it was 90 degrees F at sundown.
 
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I have heard people talk about "earthquake weather" and we had weird weather today. Hazy and very hot with warm winds. The weather website said it was 90 degrees F at sundown.
YUCK!!!!

I hope you don't have another earthquake.
 
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Ha ha...I have to say that would be fun once or twice...
They are kinda fun when they are small and don't knock stuff down (like dishes and freeways).

I hope you don't have another earthquake.
Jelly says she hopes so, too!
 
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I have heard people talk about "earthquake weather" and we had weird weather today. Hazy and very hot with warm winds. The weather website said it was 90 degrees F at sundown.
I think there is something to this claim for two reasons: First, my dad inadvertently predicted the 1971 Sylmar quake. The night before while we were all seated for dinner, out of the blue, he looked out the window and announced that this was earthquake weather. He never said that before or since. And beyond this, there was a strange calm in the air that night. It is difficult to identify precisely any characteristic, but a strange calm is the best that I can recall. Perhaps it relates to reduced activity for birds and other animals - possibly sensing precursive activity. Or, maybe we can sense pressure changes in advance of some quakes... And there is some evidence that Radon is released in advance of some quakes, so I wonder if this might have an effect on the atmosphere. I distinctly recall that the sun was setting when we sat for dinner, and the sky did look unusual. We all noticed it, and this seemed to be what caught my dad's eye. [edit: Hazy is a word that sort of works for me, but I have thought about this from time to time, and I suspect that there may even be something to the color of the sky... not sure. It has been too long]

Years later I asked him about this. He didn't even remember saying it, but having grown up in earthquake country, he guessed that it was instinctive. He didn't recall anyone telling him about it or what might be the indicators.
 
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Maybe it was vengance from the spider gods for making fun of them :eek:
 
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I think there is something to this claim for two reasons: First, my dad inadvertently predicted the 1971 Sylmar quake. The night before while we were all seated for dinner, out of the blue, he looked out the window and announced that this was earthquake weather. He never said that before or since. And beyond this, there was a strange calm in the air that night. It is difficult to identify precisely any characteristic, but a strange calm is the best that I can recall. Perhaps it relates to reduced activity for birds and other animals - possibly sensing precursive activity. Or, maybe we can sense pressure changes in advance of some quakes... And there is some evidence that Radon is released in advance of some quakes, so I wonder if this might have an effect on the atmosphere. I distinctly recall that the sun was setting when we sat for dinner, and the sky did look unusual. We all noticed it, and this seemed to be what caught my dad's eye. [edit: Hazy is a word that sort of works for me, but I have thought about this from time to time, and I suspect that there may even be something to the color of the sky... not sure. It has been too long]

Years later I asked him about this. He didn't even remember saying it, but having grown up in earthquake country, he guessed that it was instinctive. He didn't recall anyone telling him about it or what might be the indicators.
I think there's something to it, also.

Maybe it was vengance from the spider gods for making fun of them :eek:
I treat spiders pretty well. I don't even mind when one takes up residence in my kitchen cabinet since they catch and eat the indian meal moths.
 
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What is a cap?
 
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A bullet.

Is this some thing rude, you Americans and your slang.
 

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