Arachnophobes, Steer Clear of South Eastern Pakistan


Because last year’s floods drove the spiders to the trees, which now look like this:

Those are some well-cocooned trees! Upside: so much silk is catching all the skeeters, reducing local malaria.

Joshuah Bearman has written about CIA missions, jewel thieves, deranged private investigators, aspiring Fabios, bitter rivalry among dueling Santa Clauses, and the metaphysical implications of being the world's greatest Pac Man player. His article for Wired became the movie Argo. More from this author →