Brown Recluse bites on the rise
This BULLSHIT is popping up all over Facebook. This is not true- nor is confirmed by spider experts. Bunk stories such as these are commonly based on misdiagnosis on part of doctors (99% of “recluse” bites are staph infections), coupled with the general public’s lack of knowledge and distaste for spiders.
Spiders have evolved their venom to ingest insects- not bite humans!! If left alone, they don’t bite you in your sleep! If you have a mystery bite, it’s probably something a spider eats! Or you’re allergic to your laundry detergent. Here is an article written by a spider scientist at UCR. We do NOT have Brown recluse in CA. http://spiders.ucr.edu/myth.html
Stop spreading this junk that adds ignorance towards people’s perception of nature.
Heh?? Those pictures don’t even LOOK like recluse bites…
What else gets mistaken for bites?
- Bacterial infections,
- viral infections,
- fungal infections,
- reactions to certain drugs,
- Lyme disease,
- Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever,
- tick bites, flea bites,
- biting flies,
- poison ivy rash,
- poison oak rash,
- chemical burns,
- lymphoproliferative conditions,
- diabetic ulcers,
- pressure ulcers,
- vascular disorders,
and many many other things.
There are a bunch of human shaped gates in the middle of Times Square….and people are trying to fit themselves in them…..holy shit…..
The Enigma of Times Square Fault.
May they be forever alone for their elitist douche-baggery.
I was recently interviewing the woman who founded Her Universe and we were talking specifically about women and geekdom. I asked about the rise of girls in geek culture and she very accurately corrected me: There is no “rise” of geek girls. We’ve always been here. Girls are just as nerdy as dudes are. Ladies have always been interested in sci fi and fantasy and video games - we just don’t talk about it a lot because men are assholes.
Today’s smt_69min prompt was 「LAW」and the most logical conclusion was to draw this.