A spider bite  

roxyanddoubled 48M/48F
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7/3/2006 7:11 pm

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7/5/2006 2:47 am

A spider bite

A spider bite...please read...........

And you thought the brown recluse was bad!!!

Three women in North Florida , turned up at hospitals over a 5-day period,
all with the same symptoms. Fever, chills, and vomiting, followed by
muscular collapse, paralysis, and finally, death.
There were no outward signs of trauma.
Autopsy results showed toxicity in the blood.
These women did not know each other, and seemed to have
nothing in common.
It was discovered, however, that they had all visited the same Restaurant
(Olive Garden) within days of their deaths. The health department
desc ended on the restaurant, shutting it down. The food, water, and
air conditioning were all inspected and tested, to no avail.
The big break came when a waitress at the restaurant was rushed
to the hospital with similar symptoms. She told doctors that she had
been on vacation, and had only went to the restaurant to pick up her check.
She did not eat or drink while she was there, but had used the restroom.
That is when one toxicologist, remembering an article he had read,
drove out to the restaurant, went into the restroom, and lifted the toilet seat.
Under the seat, out of normal view, was a small spider.
The spider was captured and brought back to the lab, where it was determined
to be the Two-Striped Telamonia (Telamonia dimidiata), so named because
of its reddened flesh color. This spider's venom is extremely toxic,
but can take several days to take effect. They live in cold, dark, damp
climates, and toilet rims provide just the right atmosphere.
Several days later a lawyer from Jacksonville showed up at a hospital
emergency room. Before his death, he told the doctor, that he had been
away on business, had taken a flight from Indonesia , changing planes in
Singapore , before returning home. He did not visit (Olive Garden),
while there. He did, as did all of the other victims, have what was determined
to be a puncture wound, on his right buttock.
Investigators discovered that the flight he was on had originated in India .
The Civilian Aeronautics Board (CA ordered an immediate inspection of
the toilets of all flights from India , and discovered the Two-Striped Telamonia
(Telamonia dimidiata) spider's nests on 4 different planes!
It is now believed that these spiders can be anywhere in the country.

So please, before you use a public toilet, lift the seat to check for spiders.

roxyanddoubled 48M/48F

7/5/2006 2:47 am

Thanks, I should have checked it out before posting. Well, at least we know the truth, right. I always check under the seat because people can be so messy anyway. Take care sexy, and I wish you were looking for a girl.


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