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This Will Make You Think Twice Before Grabbing a Twig Ever Again

Can you see what’s on that twig?

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“This…this is what my nightmares are made of!” That’s what one Reddit user wrote after seeing the photo of a Dolophones turrigera, a.k.a. “Wrap-around spider.”

The eight-legged creature, which is commonly found in grasslands, woodlands, and gardens, was seen in the Rotary Rainforest Reserve in Lismore, New South Wales.

And it is camouflaged to look like a twig!

You have to look closely to see the spider’s outline.

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Dolophones turrigera is an atypically-shaped, gray-brown arachnid with a cone-shaped body. Brown ornate plates can be seen on the surface of its abdomen, and these help enhance the spider’s twig-like appearance. Each plate or disc has a slit or line at the center. It also has a turret on the upper surface of its abdomen.

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This creepy crawler has a concave underside, which allows it to wrap itself around twigs or branches during the day to hide from predators such as wasps and birds. At night, it builds an orb-like web vertically between two trees. The web is taken down before morning.

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Source: Robert Whyte
Overall, a Wrap-around spider’s color and appearance provide a great camouflage when it’s resting on a twig.

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Source: Robert Whyte

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This species is typically small. The size of an adult female is approximately 8mm while the male is only 4-5mm. The Dolophones turrigera resembles other Dolophones species such as the Dolophones conifera.

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The photo of the Wrap-around spider that was posted on Reddit has elicited squeamish responses from several users.

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Another Reddit user wrote: “This is one of the craziest looking spiders ever. We are always charmed and amused with your wonderful submissions from down under.”

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Well, arachnophobes might think twice before grabbing a twig from now on. They do bite. Fortunately, though, they’re harmless.

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Doctor Removes Huge Chunk of Earwax From Boy’s Ear And It’s Hard To Look Away!

It’s oddly satisfying to watch.

According to the American Academy of Otolaryngology---Head and Neck Surgery, the wax in our ears serves as a self-cleaning agent with protective, lubricating, and antibacterial properties. It traps the dirt and dust particles and prevents them from reaching the eardrum. Without cerumen, our ears would be dry and itchy.

Doctors, specifically the otolaryngologists, advise us to avoid cleaning our ears; the ear canals are capable of doing that on their own. Aided by chewing and jaw movement, old earwax constantly moves from the ear canal to the ear opening where it usually dries, flakes, and falls out. We may then use a cloth to wash the external ear.

Using items such as cotton-tipped applicators or bobby pins are not recommended. These things will only push the wax deeper into the ear canal and lead to cerumen impaction.

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This Instagram Troll Is Back With Even More Hilarious Celebrity Parodies

This woman definitely wins at trolling!

There’s always that person who just can’t resist trolling on social media, and one of them who does it best is Celeste Barber.

Barber is back with her parodies of Instagram posts by hottest celebrities of today. For those who are not in the know, the Australian comedian and writer has gained a reputation and a steady following on Instagram when she thought of the hilarious idea of posting her own version of celebrity selfies.

If you have missed Barber’s, here are just some of her funny posts and obviously, Kim Kardashian is a favorite subject.
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This Guy Reveals the 3 Stages of Jihad And It’s Terrifying

Citing verses from the Holy Quran, this guy claims there are “3 Stages of Jihad.”

This controversial video has been making rounds on social media lately. While the clip was first uploaded on YouTube back in 2012, it has managed to capture the attention of netizens once again as this guy, who goes by the handle Acts17Apologetics, shares what he believes are the “Three Stages of Jihad.”

In the said video, he began by expounding the difference between peace-loving Muslims and extreme Jihadists. He then proceeded to take bits of scriptures from the Holy Quran, comparing contrasting teachings contained therein to illustrate his point that, yes, becoming a jihadist is not an event but a process.

YouTuber Acts17Apologetics believes that there are 3 Stages of Jihad.

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