Aw, come on, you knew this was coming. If you fear spiders, why did you click?
giant huntsman was discovered in a cave in Laos in 2011 and with a leg span of up to 12 inches (30 centimeters), often described as being “the size of a dinner plate.” Only a few people in the world have seen this behemoth arachnid. This is the largest spider by diameter; the largest spider by weight is probably the goliath birdeater tarantula.
See also: Newly discovered Huntsman spiders.
Note: Yer news writer lives in a part of the world where very few spiders can ever be more than an inch big, and are rarely toxic, due to their tendency to freeze to death first.
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