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Spiders are eight legged arthropods in the class Arachnida equipped with venom-injecting fangs. Online, discussions about spiders often revolve around their ability to frighten and repulse people, typically when found in a home.

Online History

On April 4th, 2003, Klipsch Home Audio Forums[2] member kenrat boy submitted a thread titled “Look at this wolf spider!”, featuring several photographs of a large huntsman spider discovered hiding behind a clock in a home in Darwin, Australia (shown below). The photographs circulated widely online over the next several years, earning the spider the nickname “Clock Spider”.

On December 30th, 2006, YouTuber Andrew Struthers uploaded a satirical video titled “Spiders On Drugs,” in which a wood spider is given a variety of psychoactive drugs (shown below, left). In the first eight years, the videos gained over 36 million views and 34,000 comments. On March 10th, 2007, YouTube JCVdude uploaded a video of a giant tarantula resting on his hand (shown below, right).

On July 7th, 2009, the /r/spiders[1] subreddit was launched for discussions related to arachnids, gaining more than 14,800 subscribers over the next five years. On December 28th, 2013, Viner paglo uploaded a video in which he disturbs a mass of daddy long leg spiders, which gathered upwards of 105,000 revines and 93,000 likes in the next six months (shown below).

Related Memes

Misunderstood Spider

Misunderstood Spider (also known as “Misunderstood House Spider” or “Spiderbro”) is an advice animal image macro series featuring a macro photograph of a jumping spider sitting on a leaf. The captions typically take the perspective of a benevolent, anthropomorphic spider that is constantly misunderstood and attacked by humans.

Paying Bills With Spider Drawings

Seven Legged Spider (a.k.a Paying Bills with Drawing of Spider) refers to the e-mail conversations that took place in October 2008 between David Thorne and Jane Gilles. More specifically, Seven Legged Spider is a comical drawing made by David, who offered his stick-figure artwork as a payment for his overdue utility bills. Needless to say, his drawing was rejected by the company’s representative Jane, but the playful, cutesy e-mail exchange between them lived on to become internet famous.


Nope is an informal variant of the negative response “no.” On the web, this emphatic expression is used to indicate fear, disgust or general distaste towards something, most prominently stories or media relating to spiders, in similar vein to other dismissive phrases like “do not want” or “kill it with fire”.

Spiders Georg

Spiders Georg is a fictional character that was created on Tumblr as a joke about a false statistic regarding the average number of spiders a person may consume each year.

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External References

[1]Reddit – /r/spiders

[2]Wayback Machine – Look at this wolf spider

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