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19-04-2012, 08:43 AM (This post was last modified: 19-04-2012 02:40 PM by kingschosen.)
Traveling to the United States? Let me be your guide.
In this topic, I will try to detail information that will be helpful to any TTA member that is wishing to come take a tour of the US.

I will try and hit upon everything from dangerous animals to different cultures to famous landmarks. Suggestions are welcome.

#1 - Dangerous Spiders (complete)
#2 - Dangerous Snakes (in progress)
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19-04-2012, 08:46 AM
RE: Travelling to the United States? Let me be your guide.
Dangerous fast food.

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19-04-2012, 08:54 AM
RE: Travelling to the United States? Let me be your guide.
Dangerous spiders of the US


All spiders are venomous; however, there are only three species of spiders whose venom is dangerous to a human.

1) Widow spiders are very famous due to their distinctive “hourglass” marking on their abdomen. There are three main “types” of widow spiders in the US.

A) Black Widow
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B) Brown Widow [Image: brown%20widow.jpg]
C) Red Widow (Florida only)
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The widow’s bite can be fairly dangerous and is described here. It says, “Reaction to a black widow spider bite, depends entirely on where the person was bitten. The venom of a black widow spider is particularly dangerous, because one cannot feel the bite when it occurs, and when the person discovers it, it is can already be infected. The bite is normally sensitive 48 hours after it occurs.

Symptoms of the black widow spider's bite are frequently fainting spells, difficulties in breathing and speaking, vomiting, a low pulse rate, and a cold body. These symptoms can last 4 to 5 hours before falling into a coma, and if no medical care is available death could ensue. The majority of people who have been bitten by a black widow spider have not died, but spent 2 to 5 agonizing days before recovering completely.

If you have been bitten by a black widow spider, stay calm, catch the spider if possible, to make sure it is identified by a specialist. Call a doctor or a hospital right away. We recommend that you apply an antiseptic lotion if you can.

Children under the age of 16 and older people over 60, and people with cardiac problems will probably have to remain in the hospital for a while.

2) Recluse spiders are easily identified by their “violin” pattern on the cephalothorax. There are many different “types” of the brown recluse according to the region; however, they can all be classified the same.

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The venom of the recluse spider is extremely dangerous and is necrotic. Details can be found here.

3) Hobo spiders are a relatively new spider in the US and are not native. They were introduced from Europe and are a type of funnel web spiders. They are only found in the North Western parts of the US.

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The information on their bite can be found here.

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19-04-2012, 10:06 AM
RE: Travelling to the United States? Let me be your guide.
Don't forget dangerous women.

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19-04-2012, 10:12 AM
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(19-04-2012 10:06 AM)germanyt Wrote:  Don't forget dangerous women.
All women everywhere are dangerous.

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19-04-2012, 10:29 AM
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I don't know how deadly they are but Wolf Spiders are creepy as hell. If you don't pay attention and try to step on one and they have a back full of babies that scatter EVERYWHERE...the things nightmares are made of. And I typically am not freaked out by spiders. Hobo

And we have what we have dubbed as SCUBA spiders that show up in the pool...we net them up from the bottom thinking they are dead only to have them unfold their legs and try to escape...again...creepy! Shocking

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19-04-2012, 10:36 AM
RE: Travelling to the United States? Let me be your guide.
(19-04-2012 08:43 AM)kingschosen Wrote:  In this topic, I will try to detail information that will be helpful to any TTA member that is wishing to come take a tour of the US.

I will try and hit upon everything from dangerous animals to different cultures to famous landmarks. Suggestions are welcome.

#1 - Dangerous Spiders (complete)
#2 - Dangerous Snakes (in progress)
#3 -
I think #1 should be Dangerous Theists.

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19-04-2012, 10:52 AM
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Moron drivers should be added...especially moron drivers if there is a drop of rain or flake of snow anywhere around.

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20-04-2012, 12:17 AM
RE: Traveling to the United States? Let me be your guide.
Let's see, there's the black widow, brown widow, red widow...

You should add white widow, this one is most dangerous of them all! May cause dizziness, nausea, restriction of movement and vision artifacts similar to cage bar-like lines.
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20-04-2012, 12:28 AM
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When I went to florida a couple of years ago I was TERRIFIED of the alligators and crocs. Planning another trip to the south in a bit and I know I'm going to get freaked out again. Confused Freaking overactive imagination does me wrong sometimes!
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