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Newly-Discovered Specie of Spider Eats Fishes and Frogs

Perhaps much scarier, it’s about the same size as your palm!

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Whether you are arachnophobic or not, you definitely wouldn’t want to cross paths with this scary-looking spider from Australia.

Recently discovered in Brisbane, this arachnid is often found in the freshwater streams of Queensland. What makes this new specie of spider unique compared with others is that it is huge in size and it can even swim.

In an interview with Mashable Australia, Robert Raven of the Queensland Museum said that “these spiders sit there on the water and then all of a sudden an insect will hit the water and the spider races out to get it, grabs it, dives under the water and then swims back to the shore and starts eating it.”

The Dolomedes briangreenei is a semi-aquatic arachnid often found in the freshwater streams of Queensland, Australia.

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The spider has been given the name Dolomedes briangreenei, in honor of Brian Greene, one of the founders of the World Science Festival, who later commented:

“With the announcement last month of humankind’s first detection of gravitational waves – ripples on the surface of space and time – I am particularly honored to be so closely associated with a spider that has its own deep affinity for waves.”

Aside from consuming insects, the Dolomedes briangreenei also eats tadpoles, frogs, and even fishes that are up to 3 or 4 times its own size, thanks to its powerful poison.

The arachnid is about the same size as a human palm but fortunately, they do not pose any threat to humans. Now that’s a huge relief!

Still, I wouldn’t want to be anywhere near this creature.

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Only Highly Intelligent People Can Pass This Quiz. Are You One Of Them?

Are you a highly-intelligent person? Take this patterns quiz and see for yourself!

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Not all people are able to actually decipher things in an intelligent way. The mind is a jungle of different thoughts and while we learn many concepts in school, our brains can only take too much.

Some people are blessed with amazing critical-thinking skills, which are not really taught in school. Sometimes, high intelligence is naturally etched in the brain and for those who do have it, we are sure they can answer mind-boggling quizzes and trivia without much sweat.

Are you one of them? If you think you are pretty good in answering pattern quizzes, then we challenge you to take this test and let us know your results.

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Hilarious and Adorable Things Dogs Do That Only Owners Will Understand

Dog owners can definitely relate to this.

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Dogs are amazing creatures; they’re loyal, intelligent, adorable, and they can lift anyone’s spirits with the crazy things they do. If you ever have the blues, try spending a few minutes with your dogs and pet them. That pure, simple joy they get from the attention you give them can sometimes help brighten up your mood. Yes, their happiness can be quite contagious.

However, you do know that dogs can be mischievous at times. When they're unusually quiet and they start looking at you with their seemingly innocent eyes, you can't help but wonder, "What have they done now?"

Well, if you’re a dog person, you’d understand that no matter how ludicrous they’ve acted or how badly they behaved, you'll still love them anyway.

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Badly Burned Puppy Gets Second Chance At Life By Becoming A Firefighter Himself

Whether you’re a dog lover or not, you’ll surely love this inspiring story.

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The world can sometimes be a cruel place filled with a lot of cruel people.

That’s why it feels good that every once in a while, you get to hear great stories that, as they say on the interwebs, restores your faith in humanity.

Such as this one about a firefighter and a terribly burned puppy.

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