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Scientist Stumbles Upon Spider as Big as a Puppy

Goliath birdeater has 2-inch fangs

(Newser) - Strolling through a Guyana rainforest one night, a scientist heard some rustling and thought he'd encountered a furry mammal. Well, he was right about the furry part. The creature was actually a Goliath birdeater spider, LiveScience reports—the world's biggest type of spider, according to the Guinness Book ... More »

This Will Be the Priciest Object Ever Sold*

*By size and weight

(Newser) - A stamp, created by a newspaper publisher when a British colony ran out of proper stamps in 1856, "will be by size and weight simply the most expensive object ever sold in history." The British Guiana One-Cent Black on Magenta stamp will sell at Sotheby's on June... More »

Flight From JFK Crashes: All 163 Survive

Plane overshoots runway in Guyana

(Newser) - You probably wouldn't guess as much from the photos, but all 163 people aboard a plane from JFK to Guyana survived a disastrous landing. Dozens of people required medical attention, however, including four with serious injuries, reports AP . After the plane touched down on a rainy runway during the... More »

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