Tag: spiders

  • Yes, exploding spider babies are real

    One of my favourite things to do in Australia is ask people for their spider stories. Everyone who’s lived here has at least one good one. I wrote about a few of them, including one of my own, in How to Be Australian. After nearly 10 years in Australia, I started to think maybe there […]

  • It’s scary but nobody cares

    I’ve never understood why Australians bother with the drop bear myth. It’s like a morgue trying to freak out visitors with a plastic fly in the complimentary punch bowl. If Aussies want to freak out foreigners, they can simply relate their own everyday encounters with deadly creatures, such as finding a funnel-web spider submerged in […]