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#1 ‘Tarantulas’ invade Assam town, ‘kill’ two06-03-2012, 04:57 PM
Jintu Gogoi's neighbourhood in Sadiya, Upper Assam, is no longer friendly. Over two weeks ago, an army of eight-legged freaks invaded it. It all happened in the evening on May 8. Most of the inhabitants of Chaulkhowa Nagaon village had been to a Bihu function. When the programme drew to a close, swarms of spiders suddenly descended from nowhere and started biting the people. The festive mood soon turned into one of panic with people bumping into each other and tripping over empty benches in their frantic bid to egress. Jintu was bitten by one of these critters.
It all sounded like a scene from a Hollywood horror flick, but as Jintu showed his blackened, swollen finger, to TOI, it became clear that it was not some elaborate hoax created by some mischief-monger, it was something that happened for real. But the panic it triggered could have been certainly avoided had there been enough awareness among laymen and mandarins about arachnids. ... http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/...w/13753398.cms
06-03-2012, 05:07 PM
Would that not be Tarantulai ?The difference between pigs and people is that when they tell you you're cured it isn't a good thing.
06-03-2012, 06:49 PM
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This whole thing is just.....weird:
"As of now, we cannot give a specific name. It's similar to the tarantula, but it could be a whole new species. There aren't any arachnologists in the northeast, so it will take us a while to identify it. But whatever the species, it is a highly aggressive spider. It leaps at anything that comes close.
It'll be interesting to get to the bottom of all this.
06-03-2012, 07:38 PM"The efforts of the government alone will never be enough. In the end the people must choose and the people must help themselves" ~ JFK; from his famous inauguration speech (What Democrats sounded like before today's neo-Liberals hijacked that party)
06-04-2012, 01:06 PMThe difference between pigs and people is that when they tell you you're cured it isn't a good thing.
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