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How Scared Of Spiders Are You Actually?

People keep burning their houses down because of them and we need to talk about this.

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Important reminder. What works for Jeff Daniels in Arachnophobia just isn't the best policy for the average homeowner.

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Basically, people keep burning down their houses when trying to kill spiders.

The Mirror recently reported: "In June a woman in Kansas was arrested for arson after she allegedly tried to kill one by setting a pile of towels on fire with a cigarette lighter."

Then, in July, Komo News reported that a man in Seattle had done $40,000 worth of damage to his house by trying to kill a spider with a lighter and some spray paint.

The station quoted Kyle Moore of the Seattle fire department: "There are safer, more effective ways to kill a spider than using fire. Fire is not the method to use to kill a spider."

Last week, firefighters had to put out a fire in Bridgend, South Wales, after a woman sprayed a spider with an aerosol and set it alight.

This is now officially a trend.

You need to know if your home is at risk. From you. And the only way to do so is with the time-honoured tool of a BuzzFeed quiz.

BE WARNED: It contains GIFs of spiders. If you're really scared of them, you probably don't want to scroll down.

Right then: How Scared Of Spiders Are You Actually?

  1. 1. You open the toilet lid and this happens. What's a proportionate response?

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    Nuke the bathroom from orbit.
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    Nuke the bathroom from orbit.
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    Fetch the flamethrower.
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    Fetch the flamethrower.
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    This is why you always keep a baseball bat handy.
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    This is why you always keep a baseball bat handy.
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    Just use the toilet. It won't hurt you. Look! Spiders are kind of cute!
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    Just use the toilet. It won't hurt you. Look! Spiders are kind of cute!
  2. 2. What are your thoughts when you see this?

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    The hellmouth has opened.
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    The hellmouth has opened.
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    They want to eat my face.
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    They want to eat my face.
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    Why has thou forsaken me?
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    Why has thou forsaken me?
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    Bit mean to disturb their home.
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    Bit mean to disturb their home.
    Lionsgate
  3. 3. What's this?

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    NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE.
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    NOPE NOPE NOPE.
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    NOPE.
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    It's a big spider eating a snake and I'm not sure I'm OK with that.
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    A marvellous GIF that shows Nature, red in tooth and claw.
  4. 4. What has this guy done wrong?

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    Failed to put on the right protective clothing.
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    Failed to put on the right protective clothing.
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    Failed to bulldoze his house down.
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    Failed to bulldoze his house down.
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    Failed to ask his friends for help, which in this case means "a large machine gun".
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    Failed to ask his friends for help, which in this case means "a large machine gun".
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    He should have put the bucket on the spider calmly and quickly like Benedict Cumberbatch or someone would.
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    He should have put the bucket on the spider calmly and quickly like Benedict Cumberbatch or someone would.
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  5. 5. What's this?

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    A vision of purest hell.
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    A vision of purest hell.
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    Something that will make it impossible for me to sleep for the next week.
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    Something that will make it impossible for me to sleep for the next week.
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    All of my nightmares in one short GIF.
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    All of my nightmares in one short GIF.
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    Just a parent looking after its babies.
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    Just a parent looking after its babies.
  6. 6. What was the fate of this person?

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    They are dead. As is the person filming it. They should never have angered it.
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    They might well be dead. At the very least, they needed emergency hospital treatment.
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    They're probably fine. Either that or they're definitely dead. Probably the latter.
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    They're fine. Most spiders aren't even poisonous.
  7. 7. Right, how much money are we talking for this to be your arm?

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    You're going to have to give me Scrooge McDuck money.
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    You're going to have to give me Scrooge McDuck money.
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    This would be adequate.
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    This would be adequate.
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    Whatever's-in-Kanye's wallet at any one time kind of amounts.
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    Whatever's-in-Kanye's wallet at any one time kind of amounts.
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    I'd do it for free because that just isn't that scary.
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    I'd do it for free because that just isn't that scary.
  8. 8. Here is a GIF.

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    AAAAAAARRGGGHH!!!
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    AAAGH!
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    AGH!
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    Cool!

Oops! This post originally got Jeff Daniels and Jeff Bridges muddled up. This is a good opportunity to note both Jeffs are awesome.

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