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Latrodectus

Delivery includes nasty spider

A Hong Kong mother had an unexpected extra delivered with a package of household items from Australia - a deadly spider.

Sunday, 17 June, 2012, 12:00am

along came a spider

1 Roughly how many known species of spider are there: a) 20,000 b) 40,000 c) 60,000?

2 How is the latrodectus hasselti spider, which is native to Australia, better known?

3 What is the name of the giant arachnid that Frodo encounters in The Lord of the Rings?

4 In snooker terminology, what is a spider?

24 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Treatment flown in from Australia after officer taken to hospital

An Australian police officer was taken to a Hong Kong hospital within hours of stepping off a flight from Brisbane after being bitten by a poisonous redback spider.

The hospital, however, was unable to treat the victim for 24-hours because the anti-venom needed for the spider's poison, which can be fatal, was not available in Hong Kong and had to be flown in from Sydney.

14 Feb 2001 - 12:00am

Ask Mr Brain...all will be explained

What is the brain made of and what is its function? RICHARD Yuen Long Merchants Association Secondary School The brain is part of the central nervous system inside a human skull and found in virtually all animals. Brain tissue is composed of nerve cells and their supporting cells, the glia.

25 Jun 1999 - 12:00am

Delve between the cleavages and uncover a most revealing picture

WE always look forward to the annual report from Top Form, which describes itself as a 'ladies intimate apparel' company, but in fact makes slinky knickers.

The report looks more like a copy of Playboy than a serious assessment of the company's performance in the year to June 1995.

1 Dec 1995 - 12:00am

And if you require a glass of water, sir, stick your head in this wardrobe

THE New World Harbour View hotel, owned by New World Development, is undoubtedly one of the finest establishments in the territory, combining great views, sumptuous surroundings and, unfortunately, some glitches in its newly installed in-house movie system.

29 Nov 1995 - 12:00am