Monday, December 15, 2008


BANGKOK (AFP) – Scientists have discovered more than 1,000 species in Southeast Asia's Greater Mekong region in the past decade, including a spider as big as a dinner plate, the World Wildlife Fund said Monday.
A rat thought to have become extinct 11 million years ago and a cyanide-laced, shocking pink millipede were among creatures found in what the group called a "biological treasure trove".
You know what...let's go ahead and cancel that trip to Mekong. I have enough issues checking my bed for harmless domestic North American spiders. Pretty sure I would freak out my first night in Mekong, run out into the wilderness and become a stat, just like that. Can you imagine being alone in the jungle, at night...every sound you hear would just about give you a heart attack...and then once you get comfy, thinking everything would be fine...WHAM, you have a snake on your grill. But dont worry, he wont eat you whole...Thats where the cyanide laced centipedes and dinner plate sized sppiders come out...bit by bit.

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