Giant Tarantula Plush Pillows: Arachnophobes Beware

Crafted and sold by the very appropriately named Etsy shop LifelikeSpiderArt, these extra-large Spider Sleeping Plushes are just the thing to add a bit of ‘what in the hell?’ to your bedroom. Obviously, they’re the perfect pillows for letting a lover know they may be killed and eaten before sunrise.

The black plush spiders measure approximately 60″ and the white ones 75″. They’re all are covered in faux fur, so you don’t have to stay up at night worrying that any actual tarantulas were harmed in their production. The legs feature flexible wire-frame paws for posing so you and your spider can sleep in just the right position at night. They also cost $860 – $980, leading me to believe I may just be better off taking my chances buying a giant spiderling from Hagrid.

I’m going to buy several and pose them in various stages of attack around the bedroom. How cool will that be?! According to my wife not very, and I can already imagine her making up the bed in the guest room to sleep in from now on.

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Dehydrated Edible Zebra Tarantula


There’s all sorts of jerky and dehydrated foods you can buy these days, many of which you would look forward to eating. And then there’s the Dehydrated Zebra Tarantula. Yep, inside that can is one huge edible spider. Thankfully it’s not alive, but it once was. Now it’s food, boiled and then dehydrated and flavored like barbecue. Not fried like those other edible bugs, this is the healthy choice. High in protein for it’s size. No artificial flavors (not sure if that’s a good thing or a bad thing in this case). No artificial colors.

This dehydrated monster masterfully straddles the line between something you either want to try to see how it tastes, or something you give as a novelty gift or unusual stocking stuffer. If you choose gag gift, nobody will believe that there’s an actual spider in there until they open it up and hilarity further ensues. And maybe with enough eggnog in you or your victim and some bravery, this could make a little snack.

Dehydrated Edible Zebra Tarantula
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