For some people spiders have been a source of fear for years. But in reality, they deserve to instil a sense of amazement. There are plenty of reasons to love and not hate spiders, but let's start with just eight.
Spiders have amazing survival strategies, beautiful colour displays, complex social interactions, and play important roles in our ecosystems.
Here are eight reasons (one for each leg… or eye!) to love, not hate spiders.
#1 They like to play dress-ups
There are many species of spider that have evolved to look very unspiderlike in order to avoid being eaten or to sneak up on their prey.
One fantastic example is a group of spiders that look like bird poo when they curl up on a leaf. They even leave a white pool of silk to complete the effect.
In 2016, the Federal Court ordered ISPs to block five popular torrent websites including The Pirate Bay, TorrentHound and IsoHunt within 15 business days. Since then, a swathe of additional sites have been added to the block list in a bid to eradicate piracy.
Torrenting itself is completely legal of course, and it's not all that difficult to circumvent ISP blocking of torrent websites. For instance, you can do it through a VPN, which often requires a monthly subscription fee. Here are some ways to gain access to blocked torrent sites for free.
Plenty of iconic Aussie snacks didn't deserve to die but Australia has had a slightly sordid history when it comes to keeping our snacks free of racist and homophobic undertones.
Here are five Aussie snacks that you won't find in 2018 because they rightly deserved to die.