… this will either cure you or give you nightmares for the rest of the year:
(Warning – if you *really really really* hate spiders, don’t open the link. You won’t like what you see.)
Play With Spider – Flash 3D – OneMotion.com
Poke and prod the spider with your mouse , also ‘grab’ one of its legs with your mouse and drag it around the screen. Or you could try clicking your mouse anywhere on the map, hit the space bar, and it leaves little bugs, and the spider will eat them up.
Its also rather fun to grab the spider and smack it around. The downside is that it doesn’t seem phased by being repeatedly bashed about the head.
While I’m not exactly an arachnophobe, the hairy little critters don’t exactly make me feel all warm and fuzzy … watchful and wary yes, but not warm and fuzzy…. or freaked out and screaming.
I did once briefly date a bloke who was an entomologist (spider fancier), but I couldn’t compete with his pet Sydney Funnel Web so it didn’t last long.