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World’s longest passenger flight arrives in Sydney, Australia

Qantas flight QF7879 managed to finish what is dubbed as the world’s longest non-stop passenger flight in Sydney on Sunday. The flight arrived in Australia over 19 hours in the air. Qantas flight QF7879 took 19 hours and 16 minutes to fly from New York to Sydney. This...

12-year-old boy suspended after hugging female teacher

A 12-year-old boy has been suspended from school after he hugged his female gym teacher. In a news report by Telegram, the boy was playing dodgeball with his friends in Massachusetts in the United States when the teacher gave him a timeout. The boy then hugged his...

Abu Dhabi: Toll fines to be reduced by 25 percent

The Transportation Department in Abu Dhabi will be implementing a 25 percent discount on fines incured at toll gates. His Highness Sheikh Theyab bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of the Department of Transportation, has ordered that a motorist will only pay 75...

WATCH: Scientists catch video of giant tarantula dragging opossum for meal in Amazon rainforest

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Mar. 04, 19 | 10:18 am

DUBAI: International news organizations across the world – from CNN to Nat Geo – have aired a hairy-raising video of an Amazon tarantula the size of a dinner plate grabbing a hapless opossum by the neck, and dragging it under tree roots to feast on.

CBS News reported that a  group of biologists led by the University of Michigan was studying large spiders, centipedes and a giant water bug preying on frogs, lizards and snakes by the Andes foothills in Peru when they came across the “nightmarish”  encounter and caught it on video.

“We looked over and we saw a large tarantula on top of an opossum,” researcher Michael Grundler was quoted in the report as saying. “The opossum had already been grasped by the tarantula and was still struggling weakly at that point, but after about 30 seconds it stopped kicking.”

“We were pretty ecstatic and shocked, and we couldn’t really believe what we were seeing,” Grundler added.

The American Museum of Natural History confirmed it was the first documentation of a large spider preying on an opossum. (Photo credit: Maggie Grundler, Amphibian & Reptile Conservation)

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World’s longest passenger flight arrives in Sydney, Australia

World’s longest passenger flight arrives in Sydney, Australia

Qantas flight QF7879 managed to finish what is dubbed as the world’s longest non-stop passenger flight in Sydney on Sunday. The flight arrived in Australia over 19 hours in the air. Qantas flight QF7879 took 19 hours and 16 minutes to fly from New York to Sydney. This...

12-year-old boy suspended after hugging female teacher

12-year-old boy suspended after hugging female teacher

A 12-year-old boy has been suspended from school after he hugged his female gym teacher. In a news report by Telegram, the boy was playing dodgeball with his friends in Massachusetts in the United States when the teacher gave him a timeout. The boy then hugged his...

Bahrain’s cultural diplomacy hailed

Bahrain’s cultural diplomacy hailed

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Abu Dhabi: Toll fines to be reduced by 25 percent

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Expect heavy rains in UAE until Thursday, says NCM

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