A "hobo" clown at heart, down on my luck (previously but not now), but eternally optimistic :o)
Jan 19, 2010
Science Scene - New Spider Near You?
Scientists have unearthed a completely new species of spider hiding in sand dunes on the Israel-Jordan border.
With a legspan that stretches 5.5 inches, the spider, called Cerbalus aravensis, is the biggest of its type in the Middle East. “It is rare to find a new species of spider — at least around this part of the world — which is so big,” said biologist Uri Shanas of the University of Haifa-Oranim in Israel, who discovered the arachnid.