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    New spider found in the united states killing people

    New spider found in United states killing several people.....

    A spider bite...please read...........

    And you thought the brown recluse was bad!!!

    Three women in North Florida, turned up at hospitals over a 5-day period, all with the same symptoms. Fever, chills, and vomiting, followed by muscular collapse, paralysis, and finally, death.

    There were no outward signs of trauma. Autopsy results showed toxicity in the blood.

    These women did not know each other, and seemed to have nothing in common. It was discovered, however, that they had all visited the same Restaurant (Olive Garden) within days of their deaths. The health department descended on the restaurant, shutting it down. The food, water, and air conditioning were all inspected and tested, to no avail.

    The big break came when a waitress at the restaurant was rushed to the hospital with similar symptoms. She told doctors that she had been on vacation, and had only went to the restaurant to pick up her check. She did not eat or drink while she was there, but had used the restroom. That is when one toxicologist, remembering an article he had read, drove out to the restaurant, went into the restroom, and lifted the toilet seat. Under the seat, out of normal view, was a small spider.

    The spider was captured and brought back to the lab, where it was determined to be the Two-Striped Telamonia (Telamonia dimidiata), so named because of its reddened flesh color. This spider's venom is extremely toxic, but can take several days to take effect. They live in cold, dark, damp climates, and toilet rims provide just the right atmosphere.

    Several days later a lawyer from Jacksonville showed up at a hospital emergency room. Before his death, he told the doctor, that he had been away on business, had taken a flight from Indonesia, changing planes in Singapore , before returning home. He did not visit (Olive Garden), while there. He did, as did all of the other victims, have what was determined to be a puncture wound, on his right buttock.

    Investigators discovered that the flight he was on had originated in India.

    The Civilian Aeronautics Board (CAB) ordered an immediate inspection of the toilets of all flights from India, and discovered the Two-Striped Telamonia (Telamonia dimidiata) spider's nests on 4 different planes! It is now believed that these spiders can be anywhere in the country.

    So please, before you use a public toilet, lift the seat to check for spiders. It can save your life!

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    Recycled email hoax warns of the dangers of the Two-Striped Telamonia spider (Telamonia dimidiata), purportedly a poisonous specimen from Indonesia that hides under toilet seats and is responsible for the deaths of five people in North Florida.
    Description: Email hoax
    Circulating since: Oct. 2002 (this version)
    Status: False


    There are two major versions of this circulating. Both quote an alleged article from the Journal of the United Medical Association about people mysteriously dying then investigators finding deadly spiders from foreign lands living under toilet seats. One version says the spider is from South American and was found to be hiding under toilet seats in a restaurant at Chicago's Blare airport. Another version says the spiders are appearing in North Florida, traced to a restaurant, and have come aboard airplanes from India.

    Sorry just another hoax, i don't understand people but oh well

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    I've seen this before too.

    My wife was bitten by a brown recluse about 5 years ago. Amazing what damage a little spider can do though.

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    Wow, I believed that at first. Probably a hoax started to give Olive Garden some bad publicity.

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    I love people! THat is a wicked looking spider tho! Imagine if it were real .
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