1. azpaul3 says

    I suppose banging them with a big 3lb hammer, repeatedly, really hard, like BANG-BANG, that’s not what you’re talking about is it?

  2. PaulBC says

    simplicio@3 I assume the intended is effect is a silent movie, but I don’t think it’s one of these 10 songs. I skipped around a lot, so I’m not sure.

  3. simplicio says

    Thanks. I hadn’t run into Kevin Macleod before and didn’t think to look on Youtube.

    I think the real surprise to me was that carbon dioxide works in the short term on spiders and they seem to recover. Since in mammals (and possibly all fish descendants) CO2 poisoning causes a panic attack (1986 Lake Nyos limnic eruption, silage deaths, and animals getting their heads caught in jars), the same doesn’t seem to be true of spiders, although it was hard to tell from the video. This is not true for suffocation in an argon or nitrogen atmosphere, where the victim seems to be unaware of imminent death, which is probably the reason that nitrogen suffocation chambers are so popular where assisted suicide is legal.

    I guess that was the whole point of the video, but the music was a definite plus.