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I wouldn't have thought to do that! [Apr. 4th, 2006|07:01 pm]
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For the 1850 wedding of his daughter, Louisiana plantation owner Charles Durand bought a shipload of spiders from China, and released them along the mile-long road to his mansion. Then he brought in sacks of silver and gold dust from California. Using bellows, his slaves blew the dust onto the webs the spiders had built, creating a sparkling canopy, under which 2,000 guests walked to reach the altar that he had built in the front yard.
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[User Picture]From: toothlesshag
2006-04-04 04:59 pm (UTC)
MEMEMEMEME
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From: bonita_chiquita
2006-04-04 04:59 pm (UTC)
That's kind of awesome but also a little weird.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-04-04 05:08 pm (UTC)
Indeed.:)
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From: box_head_butch
2006-04-04 05:02 pm (UTC)
that is fecking awesome!
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-04-04 05:09 pm (UTC)
It really is.
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[User Picture]From: mike_cupcake
2006-04-04 05:04 pm (UTC)
gross. :S
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-04-04 05:10 pm (UTC)
I think it's kinda cool, if you don't worry about what happened to the spiders after... *wince* I wouldn't want to be a neighbor.
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[User Picture]From: megthra
2006-04-04 05:07 pm (UTC)
That sounds beautiful!

But I wonder what happened to all the spiders afterward? Maybe forever after his lawn was a mess because of them.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-04-04 05:10 pm (UTC)
I know! It sounds gorgeous if you don't consider the spider issues afterwards... eeeee.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-04-04 05:31 pm (UTC)
lol. ;)

And yeah... spiders aren't my favorite, but I'll take them over maggoty wormy things ANY day.
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[User Picture]From: imperfect
2006-04-04 05:22 pm (UTC)
That is horrifying X_X
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-04-04 05:32 pm (UTC)
But cool!
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[User Picture]From: jewddha
2006-04-04 05:23 pm (UTC)
forget the spiders. what happened to the gold and silver?!!?
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-04-04 05:33 pm (UTC)
I dont' know.. I mean it was just dust. Could they collect and reuse it?
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[User Picture]From: bestet
2006-04-04 05:31 pm (UTC)
wow... that's pretty cool
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-04-04 05:33 pm (UTC)
*nod* It is.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-04-04 06:37 pm (UTC)
lol!
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From: zelack
2006-04-04 05:39 pm (UTC)
Not to name names, but some rich plantation owner from Louisiana needs to take up a hobby.
Maybe golf.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-04-04 06:38 pm (UTC)
LOL. =)
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From: lyssten_to_this
2006-04-04 05:43 pm (UTC)
he must not have known the danger of introducing species into environments that are not their natural habitat. I wonder what kind of havok that ended up wrecking on the environment. or maybe his mansion was the only mansion for miles that didn't have mosquitos.


kind of cool, though, i guess!
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-04-04 06:38 pm (UTC)
Ooooh, I didn't even think about that. Interesting!!!
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[User Picture]From: i_am_conformist
2006-04-04 05:48 pm (UTC)
Psht. Like THAT'S so crazy...

When I got married, the spiders MADE the gold themselves.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-04-04 06:39 pm (UTC)
LOL. The Rumpelstiltsken Spiders?
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From: lostways
2006-04-04 06:01 pm (UTC)
that's so sweet awww how thoughtful that must have been beauitful
and pricey
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-04-04 06:40 pm (UTC)
Definitely. on all counts.
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