This video by Matthew Lovenfosse captures arachnids climbing over each other as they slide to higher ground. Apart from the spider, a voice outside the screen could be heard telling Lovenfosse that they had found a “little snake”. He walked to find the snake lying on the porch of his house with its head raised.
Australia’s Reptile Park warned Wednesday that deadly arachnids could take shelter in homes as they fled floods after heavy rains and floods in Sydney, which triggered a “plague” of the world’s most venomous spider.
The relentless torrential rains have caused massive flooding in the state of New South Wales, with parts of Sydney’s northwest suburbs still under water.
Residents welcomed the sunshine on Wednesday after days of rain, only to receive an “urgent warning” to prepare for an influx of deadly funnel-web spiders, which are endemic to the Sydney area.
“The impending warm weather and high humidity levels are the perfect storm for the funnel web spider explosion in the coming days,” park director Tim Faulkner said in a statement.
The Sydney funnel network is widely feared for its notoriously poisonous and fast-acting venom, with 13 deaths recorded from bites. Images of thousands of spiders fleeing flood waters have gone viral on social media in recent days.
However, no one is believed to have died since the anti-venom program was introduced in the early 1980s.
What you need to know: Four new TaylorMade Spider models: EX, X Hydro Blast, S and SR all use the company’s “True Path” alignment system and 45-degree angled grooves, and have multiple head designs, counterweights and shafts Optional, and has a high moment of inertia hammer head.
price: All new Spider putters will be pre-ordered on March 2. EX and X Hydro Blast will be available on March 12, S and SR will be available on April 9. The putter size of each model is 33 inches, 34 inches and 35 inches. Equipped with the length of the Super Stroke Pistol GTR 1.0 grip. The EX ($350) is available in platinum/white, navy/white and ghost white versions, and provides three jacks for you to choose from. X Hydro Blast, S and SR are all priced at US$280.
Deep dive: Since its debut in 2008, TaylorMade’s spider mallet putter product line has been widely recognized in the professional travel and retail industries. Now, the company has expanded its product line by adding four new models to the Spider series: Spider EX, Spider X Hydro Blast, Spider S and Spider SR.
The key to each model is the company’s “True Path” alignment system on its Spider X model.
When developing the True Path system, the company consulted ophthalmologists, who found the ideal shape and width of the crown and strap to better guide golfers to visually observe the trajectory of the ball.
TaylorMade putter and wedge product creation director Bill Price said: “There are many things to hit a solid putter.” “With this new spider putter, we focus on eliminating two of the variables: aiming and alignment. Each model has its own true path, which simplifies the aiming process and helps golfers set the ball to the ball time and time again. Each putter brings something unique to the table, which they forgive , The foundation of stability and True Path alignment are combined to make aiming easier.”
The EX has a lighter aluminum body (compared to steel) and a carbon composite center, allowing more weight to be placed around the perimeter to improve stability and perform well in eccentric blows. It also adds a lot of quality directly behind the face to enhance the impact. The EX has two 28-gram steel weights near the heel and toes, and a heavy tungsten weight (the length of the putter will vary depending on the swing weight) near the back. From heel to toe, from front to back, the head is slightly longer than X and the back is more rounded.
The refurbished “True Roll” face insert is characterized by aluminum parts and a thermoplastic polyurethane layer on the front. Eight beams and 45-degree grooves work together on the ball to interact with the ball, so that when rolling forward There was a crisp click.
Spider X Hydro Blast adoptsthe best-selling model (X) in the series, maintaining all the technology and giving it a new look by applying high-pressure water to the aluminum body, resulting in a rich silver appearance. The process also increases the durability of the putter, because no paint means no paint peeling and better scratch resistance.
The High Moment of Inertia Spider S was launched in 2020, but has an updated True Path design with arrow-shaped alignment aids. The square putter head is equipped with two 42-gram sole weights, located near the toes and heels. The heavier tungsten rear bumper (weight range from 40 grams to 70 grams) is used to further optimize the swing weight according to the length of the putter.
The brand-new Spider SR is a mallet with high MOI and a double-wing shape, which has been popular in tourism and retail. This multi-material club head has a pair of rear weights made of steel (10 grams) or tungsten (15 or 20 grams) to increase the weight of the swing.
The difference between SR and S is that the True Path alignment function is located in the cavity behind the putter face, and both SR and S have a new grooved shaft, which provides for putters that have been designed for forgiveness. Enhanced feel and best stability.
All new Spider putters will be pre-ordered on March 2. EX and X Hydro Blast will be available on March 12, S and SR will be available on April 9. The putter size of each model is 33 inches, 34 inches and 35 inches. Equipped with the length of the Super Stroke Pistol GTR 1.0 grip. The EX ($350) is available in platinum/white, navy/white and ghost white versions, and provides three jacks for you to choose from. X Hydro Blast, S and SR are all priced at US$280.
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Christchurch Women’s Prison has launched an operational review of the incident. Photo / RNZ
Three inmates at the Christchurch Women’s Prison were hospitalized after eating worms, licking spiders and consuming the hallucinogenic plant datura, which they found growing in the prison grounds.
Two of the women were so ill that they had to be hospitalized overnight, and the Department of Corrections is investigating how the hallucinogen, a tall shrub that also grows as a weed, grew in the prison.
All three have been accused of violations; but a mother of one of the women said they were “silly” and didn’t know what a plant was, and criticized Corrections for letting it grow there.
Prison director Deborah Alleyne said the three women had taken part in horticultural work at the prison on December 22.
They had been warned by the instructors earlier in the day after daring each other to “eat worms, lick spiders and taste plants,” Alleyne said.
After their lunch break, they were observed by staff to exhibit “related behaviors, including being imbalanced, confused and vomiting.”
The women were removed from work and seen by prison health staff.
The site was locked as a precaution and six staff accompanied them to the hospital.
One woman returned to the prison that evening where her health was monitored, but two were hospitalized overnight and discharged the following day.
There were no ongoing health issues for all of the prisoners involved, Alleyne said.
The women were interviewed and admitted to eating a variety of plants and insects, including plants of the datura species, a potent hallucinogen that can be deadly.
“The plant was removed from the tunnel house and immediately destroyed,” said Alleyne.
“Further checks have been completed across the grounds to ensure that no other similar plants are on site.”
Correction has launched an operational review to confirm how crops are grown in the field.
“The plant is a known weed and has been eradicated in the past few years from the prison grounds,” Alleyne said.
The women had been accused of offenses after the incident, but one of their mothers told the Herald they did not know they were taking hallucinogens.
She also questioned how Correction was able to let plants grow there, and criticized the department for not notifying her after her daughter was hospitalized.
“They didn’t know it was datura, thought it was just a flower, they didn’t even know what it was until afterward.
“They’re just playing games, challenging each other to do silly things.”
She only heard about the incident after her daughter recovered and called her, her mother said.
“He said he almost died, he vomited and his heart almost stopped. The prison has a health and safety responsibility, how could they let this happen? And then they didn’t even tell me that he was taken to the hospital. What are they going to do? have said if he died? “
Datura is one of New Zealand’s most dangerous plants.
It is sometimes eaten by people who want to experience hallucinations, which are caused by the strong alkaloid chemicals from plants.
But this drug has other side effects, including over-stimulating the heart and acting as a powerful muscle relaxant, which can be deadly.
In New Zealand, datura was responsible for entering intensive care, and indirectly caused at least two drowning deaths.
Alleyne said the women’s charges would be heard by an inquiry jury.
“If charges go ahead and they are found or pleaded guilty, they can be penalized with loss of privileges such as television or hobby material, forfeiture of income, or a period of cell confinement.
“Further action can be taken in response to the review’s findings.”