1. This is the False Widow spider. You can tell, because of its distinctive white skull marking.
2. They’ve been in the UK since 1870, but their numbers have increased due to a series of mild winters.
The British Arachnological Society says that they are “extremely abundant” in some places.
3. While there have been several instances reported of bites, it’s worth noting that generally spiders don’t bite.
4. Which means headlines like this are a little OTT.
- Protesters marched in Chicago for the second night in a row after the release of a video showing the police shooting of black teen Laquan McDonald. ›
- Frank Gifford's family says the NFL star had CTE, the degenerative brain disease linked to football. He died in August. ›
- And President Obama actually made his daughters laugh at the annual White House turkey pardon. ›