Friday, August 31, 2007

Everything is "BIG" in Texas Including Spider Webs

Scientists Debate Massive Spider Web Blanketing 200 Yards of Texas Park
August 31, 2007
WILLS POINT, Texas Entomologists are debating the origin and rarity of a sprawling spider web that blankets several trees, shrubs and the ground along a 200-yard stretch of trail in a North Texas park.
Officials at Lake Tawakoni State Park say the massive mosquito trap is a big attraction for some visitors, while others won't go anywhere near it.
"At first, it was so white it looked like fairyland," said Donna Garde, superintendent of the park about 45 miles east of Dallas. "Now it's filled with so many mosquitoes that it's turned a little brown. There are times you can literally hear the screech of millions of mosquitoes caught in those webs."
Spider experts say the web may have been constructed by social cobweb spiders, which work together, or could be the result of a mass dispersal in which the arachnids spin webs to spread out from one another.

Don’t we all Bill? Don’t we all.

Only 98 cents that is just bad luck.

One year later and he is nowhere closer to getting his wife back!

But at least someone gave him a nicer sign.

Small Bits of News

Briefcase Thief Misses Out On $16,697
A thief stole a briefcase and threw it away without noticing it contained $16,697 in cash, German authorities said today. "I think they'll be annoyed when they find out," said a spokesman for police in the western city of Duesseldorf.
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Teen Driver Arrested Over 140 MPH You Tube Video
A teenager has been arrested on suspicion of having posted a video of himself on YouTube driving at speeds of more than 140 mph, police said on Thursday. The car, a Ford Escort, was filmed on the A76 single-carriageway road in southwest Scotland.
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Let's do Lunch at Semen Cafe

Just don't ask for mayo on your sandwich

This Big

I Count 1,157,856 Spiders

How Many Do You Count?

You Got to be Kidding