Oh god, metaquotes is freaking me out. They're talking about spiders in Sydney. And while I've always known that Australia is home to various horrible creepy-crawlies, I've managed to not really think about it too much so far.
It's not that I'm arachnophobic. If I see a spider in my house I'll usually ignore it or put it outside. But spiders that you find in my house don't generally have the ability to KILL YOU.