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.
- Planned Parenthood officials said they believed Friday's shooting at a Colorado Springs clinic was motivated by opposition to abortion. ›
- World leaders are gathering in Paris for the United Nations summit on climate change 🌍 ›
- And Kobe Bryant wrote a poem announcing that he's retiring from professional basketball at the end of this season 🏀🎭 ›