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hamstar
18-04-2004, 02:12 PM
OMG!!! We got this email from our friends. This **** is freaky!

<message>
They run 10 mph, jump three feet, are a nocturnal spider, so only come out
at night unless they are in shade. When they bite you, you are injected
with Novocaine so you go numb instantly. You don't even know you are
bitten when you are sleeping, so you wake up with part of your leg or arm
missing because it has been gnawing on it all night long.
If you are walking around and you bump something that is casting a shadow
over it, and the sun makes contact with it, you better run. It will
instantly run for your shadow, and scream the whole time it is chasing
you.
PS. The one on the bottom is eating the one on the top. These are Spiders
found daily in IRAQ by our troops. Imagine waking up and seeing one of
these buggers in your tent!!
</message>

Heres the image - be warned arachnophobiacs! (http://sal.neoburn.net/imagef1/files/camel_spider1a.jpg)

Are these bastards real?

whiskeytangofoxtrot
18-04-2004, 02:28 PM
Hi!

There's this new site on the internet, dunno if anyone else has seen it yet, but it's here (http://www.google.com) if anyone's interested.

http://www.snopes.com/photos/bugs/camelspider.asp - should answer your questions.

whetu
18-04-2004, 02:58 PM
lol whiskey.. love the subtle arrogance :D

whiskeytangofoxtrot
18-04-2004, 03:18 PM
> lol whiskey.. love the subtle arrogance :D


subtle? me? :8} :O

Megaman
18-04-2004, 03:42 PM
omigosh i havent heard of that site before :o

results arent exactly accurate though. it'll never take off. only a small handful will use it a day

Susan B
18-04-2004, 06:07 PM
I could give a few of those a bit of work to do. ]:) :D

Billy T
18-04-2004, 07:05 PM
> > lol whiskey.. love the subtle arrogance :D
>

Actually, it was not arrogance at all, it was irony. Arrogance is, by definition, never subtle. And nor is it humorous.

Arrogance hits you in the face like a hammer and rarely leaves you in any doubt that the user intended that reaction.

Irony is much more subtle, and is therefore readily able to be used in a humorous way, which is what WTF intended. It was an ordinary link that revealed itself in a humorous way. :^O

Cheers

Billy 8-{) :D

hamstar
18-04-2004, 08:08 PM
Thank god they aren't real... I was getting a bit itchy and tingly there...

What would you put to work Susan?

Susan B
18-04-2004, 08:32 PM
> What would you put to work Susan?

Those "camel spiders" of course. ;-)

hamstar
19-04-2004, 12:54 AM
doing what?

Terry Porritt
19-04-2004, 08:46 AM
Hmm...I could use some of those Camel Spiders too.

To catch and eat all those pesky Aussie White Tailed spiders that are taking over the place :)