Tarantulas aren't poisonous, so I could probably deal with them. Spiders in and of themselves don't scare me.
We don't really get big spiders in Michigan, unless someone buys one at the pet store. Most spiders that get into my house end up as cat toys, until she kills them, that is.
My dad said when he was a kid, he'd hang out at the produce terminal on the Detroit River. He told us that sometimes there were tarantulas in the Chiquita boxes. That probably doesn't happen so much now, with the use of pesticides.
Yes we do. I've seen some of those spiders that get as big as your hand up north. Also had an occasion up there were a wolf spider was crawling on my neck. Brown pants factor was high on that one...
In most sports, cold-cocking an opposing player repeatedly in the face with a series of gigantic Slovakian uppercuts would get you a multi-game suspension without pay.
In hockey, it means you have to sit in the penalty box for five minutes.