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Best Answer Phoebe Pike says
Our notions of cute and cuddly are instinctual. They are "cookie cutter" because our brains have evolved that way. The less human an animal looks human, the more suspicion and fear we regard it with. It keeps us from going extinct.
Civil War Bob says
What if you're not wearing shoes, like when spiders are inside your house, and what about the ones that jump?
Actually, no spider is poisonous :)
Actually, about 200 out of the 40,000 known species of spiders have serious, potentially lethal bites per wikipedia. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poisonous_spiders
Venom, not poison, m'dear.
OK seriously, if you want to argue semantics, Venom is a type of poison secreted by animals and typically delivered by biting or stinging. "Poison" may be more broad than "venom," but that doesn't make it any less lethal.
If you want to argue semantics, venom is not a type of poison, but they are both toxins.
Then you might want to write to Encyclopedia Britannica and Merriam-Webster's Dictionary and let them know they're wrong
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