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Itsy Bitsy Spider Monitor Cleaner

Spider CleanerWe figure this is either a blessing or a curse, depending on your feelings about arachnids. The Itsy Bitsy Spider Cleaner attaches by its belly to your computer monitor. When your screen needs cleaning, pull the little bugger’s retractable cord to do the job. The spider’s tummy is velvet and can be cleaned for future usage. At a size of 2-inches and with a 24-inch cord, you can pre-order the spider for $10.00 and expect a 2 to 4 week delivery date.

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Spider Named After Neil Young

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Music, Science

Trapdoor SpiderThis just proves it pays to be a rock star. We have already told you about asteroids that have been named after celebs. Jason Bond, an ECU biologist, discovered a new arachnid last year in Jefferson Co., Alaska. Although there are some rigid rules to follow, he managed to name the trapdoor spider Myrmekiaphila neilyoungi because he likes the man’s music and his work as an activist. This is not the first time that a creature has been named after a rocker. A whirligig beetle was named Orectochilus orbisonorum in honor of Roy.

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RC Tarantula, for Furry Fun

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Misc. Tech, Toys

RC TarantulaThere is certainly a plethora of remote control gadgets lately. We might have passed on this one, but how funny would it be to creep out the neighbors’ kids with this RC Tarantula on Halloween? The hairy arachnid has eyes that light up and hustles on smooth surfaces. The spider’s infrared remote is an egg that allows him to rotate or move in any direction. About 20 cm long, it needs 2 AA and 2 AAA batteries (included,) and can be greeting the neighbors for £19.41 (~$38.00.)

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