I was forwarded an email about spiders lurking under toilet seats, biting innocents, and causing their painful deaths. The email looked like a hoax and sure enough, had the infamous words at the end “send this to everyone you know”–a dead giveaway for an email hoax.

A quick check of snopes.com revealed this page. Yes, the “arachnius gluteus”–the formidable “butt spider.”

I would have read further, but I’m still nursing the needle puncture in my finger from the pay phone I tried to get change out of today.

Yes, that was another email hoax reference. Go read Snopes–you’ll be more hoax-aware for it.