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a morbid fear of spiders

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John Goodman, far left, and Jeff Bridges, far right, must defend a small town beseiged by spiders in Arachnophobia
Joshua Slice became popular when he came up with a cute animated spider to help people with arachnophobia - irrational fear of spiders.
Last week, invited to a special project on environmental sciences by the junior department of a school, here are a few things I gleaned from just one of the projects that I thought might be worth sharing with everybody except roughly 427 million people the world over because it is that number, apparently - close to half the population of India - who suffer from arachnophobia, or the fear of spiders.
Fritz Vollrath is utterly baffled by the concept of arachnophobia.
Arachnophobia is the fear of spiders, and one of the more common phobias.
Phobias affect around 10 million people in the UK with the most common phobias include agoraphobia (fear of open/public places), social phobia (fear of social situations), claustrophobia (fear of confined spaces) and arachnophobia (fear of spiders).
Researchers have treated people with arachnophobia by exposing them to virtual spiders and, even more effectively, having them touch fake spiders during that process.
I do not suffer from arachnophobia but I'm naturally reluctant to share my bedroom with a hairy monster with eight legs when I am unsure of its intentions.
The office's Halloween decorations included many fake spiders, and White reportedly has arachnophobia.
Engineered and crafted by L'Epee 1839 and conceived and developed by MB&F, Arachnophobia makes its way as an extreme creation.
Even since childhood, Yvonne, who has a daughter Kelly and grandson Joseph, has suffered arachnophobia and been terri-fied of "anything that crawls or flies, even butterflies".
John Allchurch, defending, said Walpole had arachnophobia.He added: "It was a large spider which she was terrified of and tried to flick out the window."
India's opener Rahul took advantage of the Aussie's arachnophobia, going on to score his first Test century.
Created in collaboration with the late Nobel Prizewinning playwright and directed by John Malkovich, A Celebration of Harold Pinter is a humorous and fascinating solo performance by the acclaimed British actor, Julian Sands--star of such films as A Room With A View, Arachnophobia, and Warlock.
Incidentally, Rupert Grint, the actor who portrayed the character through the years, also suffers from the same condition -- the fear of spiders, also known as Arachnophobia.