Arachnid Drug Culture

In 1995 NASA published it’s findings on the effects of common recreational drugs and toxins on the behavior and web building characteristics of spiders. It was only a preliminary report though and didn’t provide any insight into the long-term effects of various drugs upon the spiders’ behavior and web weaving.

Fortunately others have continued where NASA left off:

Spiders On Drugs – A Tangled Web Indeed

H/T to SwittersB & Fly Fishing for finding this great piece on YouTube.

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Homo Urbanensis Thugii

The Urban Thug (Homo Urbanensis Thugii) is a largely unstudied creature. Though having a large and growing population base and an expanding habitat, the dangers involved in studying them combined with the utter lack of empathy they inspire in researchers have kept study of them to a minimum.

Below is one of the few anatomical sketches of a representative member of the species:

Anatomical sketch of the Urban Thug detailing gross muscular development and underlying skeletal structures
Anatomical Sketch of Homo Urbanensis Thugii

NOTE: There is some debate among biologists and zoologists over the proper taxonomic classification of Urbanensis Thuggii; one school of thought places them as a subspecies of Man, hence Homo, while the other places them as a related species of hominid and classifies them as Hominidae Urbanensis Thugii.

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