Gigantarachnophobia – fear of giant spiders

This amazing simulation of a spider is both cool and pretty creepy (you can place flies for it to scuttle over and eat).

Also it reminds me of what I think is my only phobia – the fear of giant spiders. I couldn’t find a term for it anywhere so I’ve coined Gigantarachnophobia.

I have no problem with spiders generally but once they get to be the size of a cat or larger then we enter phobia territory. Thankfully as long as I keep away from the jungle of The Congo I don’t think I’ll ever encounter a spider big enough to be scared of. And even then I don’t think the J’ba fofi as the Baka people call them really exist.

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