Prepare yourselves for the crazy spider story season

It’s that time of year again, when the media warms up for a summer of ‘False Widow’ scare stories. Not for nothing is Steatoda nobilis known as the Daily Mail Spider. For although it’s more-or-less harmless to most people, it gets rolled out every single year with the same old lame tales of impossible injuries and reactions to a supposed spider bite.

Prepare yourselves!

Really, there’s little or nothing to worry about if you’ve got false widows in your house or garden. And here’s why. Continue reading Prepare yourselves for the crazy spider story season

Urban legends debunked #2378: “Petrol Prices -This could work!”

The Ranger doesn’t normally stray from conservation-type topics into the dangerous realms of wider environmental activism. After all, there’s more than enough green hocus on the web already without his help. But today, he’s displeased. He’s no friend to spam, and generally ignores it. But a particular morsel of spam really stuck in his throat – here’s an extract:

petrol prices email

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