The primary question, I suppose is: is this a superhero origin story, or is this man an idiot?
In her new book, Venomous, molecular biologist Christie Wilcox goes in-depth exploring the culture and history of venom. VICE sat down with her for a chat about her interest in the world's deadliest creatures.
During tests, the treatment made sufferers of arachnophobia way less scared of spiders than those given a placebo.
Hanging out with the most misunderstood pets in the world.
Turns out the famous 1948 experiment tells us nothing about drugs, and a whole lot about spiders.
People are so scared of spiders that reactions to the lab being set up were "more negative than if they had been studying radiation."