The Truth About Women & Spiders

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A new study suggests that females are genetically disposed to fear spiders and other dangerous critters — but not born that way. Baby girls can rapidly learn to fear creepy-crawlies. Or read messages in webs. [New Scientist]

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I fucking found a spider in my fucking shoe this morning. Thankfully I saw it before I put the shoe ON, but of course now I've developed a (likely to be lifelong) fear of putting on shoes without turning them upside down and banging them together for 30 seconds first.