I must thank the ever alert Miss Cellania for pointing out this error.
It's still a good tale though and worth a read.
Legends about spiders nesting in cactuses or yuccas imported
in the early 1970s. In 1985 an outbreak of "Spider in the Yucca"
lore featured a plant supposedly bought from Marks & Spencer,
a leading British department store.
Though at times this story has slipped past the watchdogs of
the mainstream media and been reported as a news story,
it's never been true. There has never been a spider-spewing
exploding cactus, and there never will be. You see, the tale
or build webs on, but not in, a cactus. Curators at the
burrows in the ground, especially the female, which rarely
moves around on the surface. No tarantulas or spiders of any
type ever have been known to burrow into plants, says Rod
Crawford, curator of arachnids at the
small spider happened to climb into a hole in a cactus and lay
eggs there, he says, the plant wouldn't explode when the eggs
Tarantulas take several years to reach full size.
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In answer to a query by one of my favourite readers I have
sourced some data on the subject for you Dave.
Sorry it's not as complete as we both may have liked, but at
least it's something.
A Brisbane model, Erin McNaught, who was named Australia's
Miss Universe two weeks ago may lose her crown after calls for
her to be stripped, (no pun intended) of her title because of a
topless photo shoot.
Furious officials claimed she was not fit to wear her crown after
racy pictures of her were published in a mens magazine.
The 24 year old, who is studying for a science degree, posed for
the photos before she was crowned this month.
All I can say about this horrific situation is;
Well Hoopty Doopty, ain't that pic just terrible,
What'll it do to our morals, we'll surely all rot in Hell