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2009-04-30 13:50:23

Researchers have discovered a male spider in the Judean foothills of Israel with an evolutionarily effective yet sadistic sexual perversion.

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2009-05-02 21:54:11

The Woodlouse Spider (Dysdera crocata) is a species of arachnid with an international distribution. It is found under logs in warm places, and is often close to woodlice. It also can be found in houses. It spends the day in a silk cocoon and hunts at night without the use of a web. Its diet consists completely of woodlice. Despite the tough exoskeleton of the woodlouse, the spider is able to pierce the body easily with its large fang-like appendages. The female is 0.43 to 0.60 inches long...

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  • A person or thing gazed at with wonder or curiosity, especially of a scornful kind.
The 'stock' of 'gazingstock' comes from an Old English word meaning 'tree trunk' or 'wood'.