I first learned about the huntsman spider a few years ago when my cousin, who lives in Australia for reasons that can only involve hallucinogenic drugs, told me a "cool story" about driving his car on the "motorway" (whatever that is). To shield his eyes from the ruinous Australian sun (world's #1 cause of leprosy), he reached up and lowered the sun visor. And OH, HELLO! On the back of the sun visor, an enormous huntsman spider was clinging and dozing, dreaming of devouring delicious human eyeballs for its afternoon snack (and it WASN'T EVEN HUNGRY). Then, with certain death* perched just inches from his face, my cousin had to maneuver his car safely to the shoulder, exit the vehicle, and commence to freak the fuck out. Oh. Cool story, cousin.
Then I never spoke to my cousin again. (Consequences, people.)
Now, please "enjoy" this video:
Awesome. Now I am never speaking to my computer again. (Attention, Twitter followers: the huntsman spider will be updating my account from now on.)
Anyway, spider of the day! Enjoy!
*"Waaaaaaaahhhhh!" I can hear you cry, "But Lindy, huntsman spiders are non-lethal and harmless!!!" Oh, ARE THEY? Or are they just really good liars!?