POLL: “Even Spiders Can Be Cute!!!”

newpeacockspider.adapt.1190.1That’s the assertion of reader Christine D., who says “Check out this one! The eyelashes!” Oh, and this: “Your site is my stress-relieving life saver!” Thank you, Christine! So, let’s consider this question- Are Spiders Cute? (Peacock Spiders ARE in our Hall of Fame, y’know.)

Time to go polling!

OK, So They Use Water Droplets…As Hats

As fashion choices ago, they may not do much. But in terms of practicality, can’t beat it.

(9gag via Andrew Y.)

Spins A Web, Any Size

Nice hat there, little guy. “A new species of spider has been discovered. They have named it ‘Sparklemuffin.’ I am not lying.” -Katherine B.

[*Update: Meghan B. suggested “New York New York” might be the song this guy is singing. Good call. -Ed.]


Friday Haiku Too: Spidey Sense

fQCR5D6Friendly little guy
With a big smile on his face
Knows Peter Parker


“Booplesnoot?” That’s A New One

Check out this interesting quirky set of diagrams- they give you a clearer picture of exactly what is where on various adorabuhl creatures. Well, most of ’em are adorbs. Mebbe not the last two.

OK, definitely not the last two.







As seen on Neatorama and It’s OK To Be Smart. Bird Diagram from Bird & Moon, helpfully pointed out by DB. “Cat’s Anatomy” as seen on Trupanion.com, from Night Owl.

Presenting: C.O. Rule Of Cuteness #7

“A Thing, Accompanied By A Smaller Version Of That Thing, Is Always Cute.”

You said it, I’m just reminding you. Hope this meets or exceeds your cute needs.” -Jessica O.

From Tumblr.

You Can Do Whatever You Feel

Remember back in the fall, we featured Peacock Spiders?

They’re back!

And this time, they brought the band with them.

Cuteporter Andrew Y., moonlighting from following RocketNews 24, found this on Da Cheez.

Peacock Spiders! Wait. What?

[First of all, who knew these existed? Raise your hands. And don’t lie. -Ed]

I must admit, I was intrigued when I watched this video, which was sent in by Cuteporter Sarah H. But since “Spider” was the subject of the email, I felt I needed to consult with She Who Is The Higher Authority On Such Things. After all, traditionally:


They’re scary as h-e-double toothpicks. And this video is from Australia, where they’ll tackle anything without a second thought. (Say like Steve Irwin: Woo Hoo! Let’s arm wrassle this Great White! Wait- no arms! No worries- whatta BEAUTY!) (And I say that with deep respect for his memory.) So the verdict is:

I really like it’s little white gloves. Cute! -Meg

So if you would, do a lotta checking out of this mating dance deal here. Amazink!

Photo by your genial video host, Jürgen Otto.

Friday Haiku: Spins A Web, Any Size

Catches those bad guys
Just like flies, look out! There goes
Smilin’ Spiderman.

Sent in by Alice P., with photo by Darlyne Murawski, National Geographic.


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