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Loom: The Story of a Successful Catch

(Watch on Vimeo) The German-based production team know as Polynoid is a collaboration of Jan Bitzer, Ilija Brunck, Csaba Letay, Fabian Pross and Tom Weber, all design, music and storytelling geniuses. This 5-minute film, Loom, took one year to create. It’s creepy but oddly mesmerizing. If you’re an arachnophobe, this might not be the best animation for [...]

Tarantula cocktail

The arachnophobe’s nightmare is made using rice wine, jack fruit and a tarantula – which many Cambodians believe can help your heart and work as an aphrodisiac.Photographer Tim Whitby, who took the pictures, said the tarantulas are added live to the mixture to preserve their freshness.They are also fried and sold at roadside kiosks.The trade [...]