8-Legged Evil



Is there anything more frightening than walking into your bathroom after a long night of drinking, playing video games or just being a good human being,  and seeing a big 8-hairy-legged, 8-eyed spawn of Satan just staring at you from the wall of your shower plotting your death?

Well apparently a woman in Wales decided that the only way to get rid of the tiny evil was to purge it into the great beyond with a taste of it’s own medicine. A homemade blowtorch. You know, a lighter, a can of hairspray or other flammable type of aerosol. We all have either done it or been around when a friend showed us how to create one of the dumbest things we could ever create.

Back to the woman of Wales. She ended up setting fire her to house. That’s right her own house. The blaze sparked several advice rendering tweets. One from the South Wales Fire and Rescue offering up a very sound suggestion:

When attempting to remove spiders from properties, please don’t use lit aerosols. NR

It’s not just our neighbors across the pond who have used fire to try to rid themselves of the tiny creatures. Seattle, Kansas, California, and I can almost guarantee that someone in Florida has tried it. A man in California caused $25,000 worth of damage to his house while clearing cobwebs with a flamethrower. So next time you think it’ll be a good idea to try and ARACHNOPHOBIA! an innocent spider in your home, just remember all of this.

With all this being said, if there’s a spider, a lighter, and a can of hairspray near me, you can expect to see me on the news with a look of pure bewilderment wondering how my house caught on fire.


Clif Foster is an Entertainment Contributor for The Scoop. Follow him on Twitter at @CliftonFoster.


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