And how big was that spider?

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Registered: 01-03-2001
And how big was that spider?
Mon, 02-27-2012 - 9:28am

EW! According to Health Day News, a phobia of spiders may make them appear much larger than they are.

"People with an intense fear of spiders perceive the creatures to be larger than they actually are, a new study has found." READ MORE


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Registered: 09-02-2003
Mon, 02-27-2012 - 11:08am
Holy dinah, that thing is HUGE! LOL Yup, I can believe it. I have arachnaphobia, and I know when ever I'm talking about a spider I just saw you would think it was a tarantula!

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Registered: 01-03-2001
Mon, 02-27-2012 - 11:16am

Interesting. Next time I see a cockroach, I will measure it to see if it is as large as it seems to me (and I TRULY hope I never see another cockroach as long as I live! LOL).

I have no spider phobia --- couldn't since DH got his doctorate in spider behavior and ecology and we had "pet spiders" (Golden Silk Orbweaver