Dismiss Notice
Join Physics Forums Today!
The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

Get a really big can of Raid

  1. Apr 10, 2004 #1

    Ivan Seeking

    User Avatar
    Staff Emeritus
    Science Advisor
    Gold Member

  2. jcsd
  3. Apr 10, 2004 #2
    I thought you were talking about hard drives for some reason. Although they don't really come in cans.
     
  4. Apr 10, 2004 #3

    Monique

    User Avatar
    Staff Emeritus
    Science Advisor
    Gold Member

    omg omg omg omg omg omg.. that is the creepiest little critter I have EVER seen! Thanks Ivan.. now I'm going to have nightmares for sure :mad:
     
  5. Apr 10, 2004 #4
    Little?

    cookiemonster
     
  6. Apr 10, 2004 #5
    You know she'd be a hard one to please.
     
  7. Apr 10, 2004 #6

    Kerrie

    User Avatar
    Staff Emeritus
    Gold Member

    spiders don't bug me, but this picture has given me goosebumps!!
     
  8. Apr 10, 2004 #7
    I've only seen something like that twice before. The first time was when I was a space miner and one of those things popped out of my chest while I was about 237 million miles away from home. The second time was when I was doing some research in the Arctic and one of those things used my head as a leotard and shoved it's legs through my ears (from the inside).
     
  9. Apr 10, 2004 #8

    Monique

    User Avatar
    Staff Emeritus
    Science Advisor
    Gold Member

    Just in case, I started to clean my room. You know, béfore the spiders start to hatch..
     
  10. Apr 10, 2004 #9

    Tsu

    User Avatar
    Gold Member

    Go to you office! - and take your little friends with you! (dear. :wink: )

    p.s.
    Are those the ones that live in your eyelashes? If not, show us a picture of those!! :biggrin: They're so CUTE!! :eek:
     
  11. Apr 10, 2004 #10
    Yeah, those live in your eyelashes. It's only temporary though, you don't need any sort of medication to get rid of them. They leave all by themselves as soon as they finish digesting your head.
     
  12. Apr 10, 2004 #11

    Tsu

    User Avatar
    Gold Member

  13. Apr 10, 2004 #12

    Tsu

    User Avatar
    Gold Member

    How RUDE! I just hate mites that eat and run!
     
  14. Apr 10, 2004 #13
    want to hear the story about the time I got crabs?
     
  15. Apr 10, 2004 #14

    Tsu

    User Avatar
    Gold Member

    ummmm... SURE!! :biggrin: Amuse us, tribdog!! Lay it on THICK!!

    edit: anyone ever wonder about the word 'amuse'? Breaking it down, it might mean 'without a muse' - which, unless I'm mistaken (or I have a breakdown in synapse connections), has nothing to do with humor or entertainment... hmmmm... just a thought... Maybe it's the radiation I work around...
     
    Last edited: Apr 10, 2004
  16. Apr 10, 2004 #15
    This isn't a funny story, its a sad story.
    Speaking of mites. One day about 15 years ago me and a friend took a trip to Boise, Idaho to check out the college. We rented a motel room and sat around trying to decide what we should do for fun. We got the brilliant idea to get out the yellow pages and call a couple of escorts. About an hour later these two hard-working ladies showed up and took a liking to me and my friend and soon we had a crazy little foursome going on. Yes we practiced safe sex, however, condoms do not prevent those evil vermin known as crabs from hopping from pubic hair to pubic hair. The next day my friend and I drove back to our home town.
    A few days later I noticed an uncomfortable itchy sensation in a sensitive area. I had never seen crabs before, so I needed confirmation on my condition. I went into the dining room where my roommates were eating breakfast and placed my genitalia on the table. They confirmed I was afflicted with crabs and started laughing at me.
    Now you have to understand I lived in a VERY small town. Everyone knew everyone else and it was 60 miles to the next nearest town. There was no way I was going to go to the local drug store for crab medicine, but I was getting desperate. I was really itching now and they were starting to bite quite regularly. I decided to drive to a truck stop outside of town in the hopes that they had some sort of cure. It turns out they didn't have what I was looking for, but as I was browsing I saw a bottle of rubbing alcohol. I remembered killing bugs for my bug collection when I was little by placing a cotton ball soaked in alcohol into a bottle with the bug. I bought a bottle and raced home.
    Once I got home I raced into the bathroom, took off my clothes and straddled the toilet. As soon as the alcohol touched my skin (and I mean the very second it touched my red, raw scratched tender skin) I felt like I was on fire. I started screaming, the crabs started screaming my dog started barking Monique's smoke detector went off, I jumped in the shower and put out the fire. After that I wasn't so embarrassed about going to the drug store and I was able to kill those blood sucking parasites without any more drama. On a side note, I don't like being laughed at so before killing the crabs I picked a few of them and flicked them into my roommates' beds.
     
  17. Apr 10, 2004 #16
    I said "Honey, do you remember that time I went to Idaho and called an escort service and you came over and I gave you that $50? Give me back at least half, cause you gave me crabs"
     
  18. Apr 10, 2004 #17

    Evo

    User Avatar

    Staff: Mentor

    Gee, THANKS Tsunami!! :eek: I had managed to forget about these things. :frown:
     
  19. Apr 10, 2004 #18
    didn't they eat those things on Fear Factor while still alive? the spiders that is
     
    Last edited: Apr 10, 2004
  20. Apr 10, 2004 #19

    Ivan Seeking

    User Avatar
    Staff Emeritus
    Science Advisor
    Gold Member

    I like part of the internet legend that goes with this picture: You go numb when the little buggers bite you. That way you can't feel them eating your arm off while you are sleeping.

    I think these Camel Spiders are also known as Nederland Night Crawlers. :eek:

    Monique, I don't think I have ever met a biologist who is creeped out by a little spider. Gees. :biggrin:
     
  21. Apr 10, 2004 #20

    Monique

    User Avatar
    Staff Emeritus
    Science Advisor
    Gold Member

    Hey, you knów I once got attacked by a flesh eating spider! These ones look just like it.. :eek:
     
Know someone interested in this topic? Share this thread via Reddit, Google+, Twitter, or Facebook

Have something to add?