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Milking a Black Widow Looks Just As Crazy As It Sounds

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Paul Lazarro has one of the weirdest gigs I've ever heard of: he milks black widow spiders for their silk. Yeap! The venomous, red dotted, eight-legged, creature killing black widow is knocked out and then handled for its super strong silk. All in the name of dangerous research.

You Can Literally Scare a Dragonfly to Death

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I used to be scared of dragonflies—they were big and buzzy and always zippin' their damn wings. Plus, the dragon part of their name was intimidating! Turns out though, dragonflies are really just a bunch of wussies. They can be scared to death.