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Something you fear
Posted 9/25/15
Tell me something that you fear

I fear the Japanese Macrothele Gigas spider. Once bitten by this spider, you die within the next 15 minutes.
Posted 9/25/15 , edited 9/25/15
1)Failing and letting somebody down.

I'm in the year of working responsibilities in college so the pressure has been very high(18 units is painful).

And..

2) Never meeting the right girl who will like me for me and not the opportunities that I have.



Otherwise...yeah, that Japanese Macrothele Gigas spider sounds like something I would be scared of. I'm not afraid of normal spiders but any dangerous creature with the word "poison" in its description will get me running.
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Posted 9/25/15
Living a life and achieving nothing of note, I suppose the most appropriate answer would be, despite the fear of sounding cliche, I have to say that if I live to a ripe old age and still have not achieved that of which I consider most important, then I will have lived no life and that is probably the thing I fear most.
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Posted 9/25/15
Spiders, japanese giant wasps and to be buried alive.
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Posted 9/25/15
bullet wounds I suppose... don't really want any of those.

also spiders. I hate them. every time I go out the basement door I have to wave my arms around like a lunatic so I don't walk into one...
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Posted 9/25/15
Reincarnated as an Ant! They work non-stop! No holidays!!
Posted 9/26/15
spiders, heights...more to come
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Posted 9/26/15

sphase wrote:

Tell me something that you fear

I fear the Japanese Macrothele Gigas spider. Once bitten by this spider, you die within the next 15 minutes.


Sure, if you're a mouse. A bite from this species is something to be avoided, since they are related to Australian funnel-web spiders (see below), but mortality in humans from M. Gigas has not been documented as far as I can find. So where did you get this information? What's your source?

Fear is only as deep as the mind allows. -- Japanese proverb

"Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain."

Sydney funnel-web spider
"There is at least one recorded case of a small child dying within 15 minutes of a bite from a Sydney funnel-web spider, though that event occurred before the development of an antivenom... Since the antivenom became available in 1981, there have been no recorded fatalities from Sydney funnel-web spider bites."
Posted 9/26/15 , edited 9/26/15

sena3927 wrote:


sphase wrote:

Tell me something that you fear

I fear the Japanese Macrothele Gigas spider. Once bitten by this spider, you die within the next 15 minutes.


Sure, if you're a mouse. A bite from this species is something to be avoided, since they are related to Australian funnel-web spiders (see below), but mortality in humans from M. Gigas has not been documented as far as I can find. So where did you get this information? What's your source?

Fear is only as deep as the mind allows. -- Japanese proverb

"Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain."

Sydney funnel-web spider
"There is at least one recorded case of a small child dying within 15 minutes of a bite from a Sydney funnel-web spider, though that event occurred before the development of an antivenom... Since the antivenom became available in 1981, there have been no recorded fatalities from Sydney funnel-web spider bites."

I thought that spider was the same as the Australian one but perhaps I was wrong. Is the Australian funnel-web spider known to be more deadly?
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Posted 9/26/15
The reality is that deaths from spider bites of any kind are extremely rare. Dog bites cause more deaths than spider bites. And lightning strikes are way more dangerous.

http://www.dogsbite.org/dog-bite-statistics-fatalities.php

"In the past decade, more than 300 people have been struck and killed by lightning in the United States, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association. During that same time, the grand total of U.S. deaths by brown recluse spider bite: one."
http://www.al.com/news/index.ssf/2014/12/brown_recluse_spider_bite_deat.html
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Posted 9/26/15
Bugs
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Posted 9/26/15
Not living up to my potential.
Posted 9/26/15
Bullet Ants
Posted 9/26/15

sena3927 wrote:

The reality is that deaths from spider bites of any kind are extremely rare. Dog bites cause more deaths than spider bites. And lightning strikes are way more dangerous.

http://www.dogsbite.org/dog-bite-statistics-fatalities.php

"In the past decade, more than 300 people have been struck and killed by lightning in the United States, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association. During that same time, the grand total of U.S. deaths by brown recluse spider bite: one."
http://www.al.com/news/index.ssf/2014/12/brown_recluse_spider_bite_deat.html

I guess you have a point there
Posted 9/26/15
Falling overboard in the middle of nowhere.
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