Newly discovered tarantula is venomous, big as your face

A new type of tarantula about the size of your face has been found in northern Sri Lanka. Scientists found the spiders — with a leg span up to 8 inches across — living in trees and the old doctor’s quarters of a hospital in Mankulam.


  • oh god. OHGOD! Why did I click on the link? Kill it with fire!

  • You post these just for John, don’t you?

  • tyr

    Nuke the site from orbit. It’s the only way to be sure.

  • Can’t get to the site right now, but before you all napalm Sri Lanka, I’m thinking perhaps tarantulas this size are needed to keep down the population of something much bigger and nastier.

    Like financial analysts on vacation.

  • Frank “Grayhawk” Huminski

    What are you worried about? The Beard would probably eat these as a snack… 😉

  • In related news, Samsung announced they are developing a spider that’s as big as your upper body.