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October 18, 2013

THEY KEEP TRYING TO SPIN WEBS

870k Toyotas recalled for spider-related problem

(Thanks to Jon Harris)

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I claim not to fear car spiders, but one time while I was driving the radio news reported on tarantulas packed in car parts in Mexico crawling out of the finished cars. At that moment a teensy spider in my sun visor decided to web down about 3 centimeters in front of my left eye. That means when I managed to focus on it, the spider looked about 3 feet across.

I am proud to say I did not scream very loudly, and I hardly collided with anything.

While doing a pre-flight inspection one day, I looked into the pitot tube (helps measure air speed) only to find it looking back.
Helpful hint: wrap your hand around the tube. In a couple of minutes the heat from your hand makes it uncomfortable and the (harmless jumping) spider exits.

padraig,

We here at the Web Hangers Are Perilous (WHAP), salute you.

Steve,

There is no such thing as a Harmless Jumping anything.

If it jumps it dies. Just sayin'

On the plus side, spiders do love to eat stink bugs!

These could lead to some great new scenes in ARACHNOPHOBIA II.

I thought Porsche made the Spyder

I thought Spyder was the italian word for convertible. Car Talk said so, and you can trust what you hear on NPR.

Correct. And any one of them could be a spyder problem for a Toyota.

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