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vincent ling
Little hard to take this serious with the livestock ring in nose..
Geno Breaker
Net casting, from the family "di-NOPE-i-day." Lol
Cerinaya
I know spiders are useful and beneficial but for the most part they creep me the hell out. I don't mind the tiny jumping spiders though, cause they're cute.
anubis20049999
#6 is a Portia Spider not a fringed jumping spider
Fermain Jackson
Spider Man is also very inspiring.
The Kitty kittys
i have tarantula pet she is wild!
i still love her she sheds and i hear her crickets sing
Dezső Debreceni
60%-spider puns
30%-burn them (surprisingly low)
5%-spiderman reference
4%-pelican spider scary
1%-interesting, spider loving comments
Peyton Sidders
In the words of Aegon Targaryen,




BURN THEM ALL!
its impossible to make me angry
Pelican spiders are cute and amazing.
Sam Vimes
That pelican spider is goofy as hell. Looks like something made in the Spore creature creator.
Emma Andersson
What about Tobey Maguire?
rafii6311
Awe? More like AvE!
Yoo Yoo
POKEMON!
Lightningbug
They may be awe-inspiring, but I'm definitely not saying "awe"
Justin Jacobs
Portia! The portia jumping spider is really interesting.
Nathan Lang
spider man, spider man
does whatever a spider can
climb a wall, spin a web
catching thieves, just like flies
look out, here comes the spiderman!
Anira Pixel
for the first time she seems like she got some rest and a shower, she isn't gross looking today and she isn't growling the last syllable of every sentence. it's nice!

anyway I kinda want a collection of spiders now
holysmokes44
Everybody's gangster until the spider starts walking.
AnyBodyWannaPeanut
One frustrating thing I've always had with SciShow videos is when you guys talk about really cool stuff, you don't use proper media to show the cool stuff you're talking about! Yeah you got some cool pictures, but a short video demonstrating some of the things you talk about would be really awesome. I was expecting to see the spitting spider in action, but was disappointed to just see a couple of pictures of what it looked like. If you're going to talk about a cool thing that a creature does, at least show the creature doing the cool thing!!
Berd
*Spiders here in texas actually prefer to be outside at day. but once the sun goes down its like locking up for the purge*
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7 of Australia's Most Terrifying Inhabitants 8 Awe-Inspiring Spiders 1 day ago   11:18

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If you've spent any time on the internet, you know that Australia is host to all sorts of horrible spiders and snakes. But that doesn't even begin to cover the myriad of dangerous, sometimes deadly, plants and animals you might encounter there!

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Sources:
Magpies:
https://books.google.ca/books?id=OzgLUUrAnk0C&printsec=frontcover&source=gbs_ge_summary_r&redir_esc=y#v=onepage&q&f=false
https://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/14/world/what-in-the-world/australia-magpie-season.html
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http://www.publish.csiro.au/MU/MU99011
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http://www.abc.net.au/science/articles/2002/07/04/2588235.htm

Ticks:
http://www.health.gov.au/internet/main/publishing.nsf/content/ohp-tick-bite-prevention.htm
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4313755/
https://www.mja.com.au/journal/2009/190/9/association-between-tick-bite-reactions-and-red-meat-allergy-humans
https://www.mja.com.au/journal/2017/206/7/tick-borne-infectious-diseases-australia

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https://australianmuseum.net.au/giant-centipede#sthash.6mqLLjk4.dpuf
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https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4104317/

Strychnine trees:
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3442185/
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http://jtropag.kau.in/index.php/ojs2/article/view/337
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Cone snails:
http://www.jbc.org/content/286/25/22546.short
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Gympie Gympies:
http://www.australiangeographic.com.au/topics/science-environment/2009/06/gympie-gympie-once-stung,-never-forgotten/
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Irukandji jellyfish:
https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/running-ponies/the-smallest-and-deadliest-kingslayer-in-the-world/
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9613803
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http://www.australiangeographic.com.au/topics/wildlife/2016/03/here-are-the-animals-really-most-likely-to-kill-you-in-australia/

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