Former/Current/We’re-Not-So-Sure star of LOST, Dominic Monaghan is planning on going deep into the African jungle to hunt for the world’s largest spider.
While others might find such an activity low on their scale of “Things To Do Before I Die”, as an avid collector of reptiles and insects, this search is Monaghan’s Holy Grail. Will he name it Shelob? From the article,
He says, “I’m going there, hopefully with a crew of people, to catch the largest spider on the planet. It’s called the Hercules Baboon Spider. There’s one specimen of it in the Natural History Museum in London. It’s about 14 or 15 inches. There’s only one – they found it in the early 1900s in Nigeria… A biologist found that spider, put it in alcohol and that’s it, that’s all they have…This thing is way bigger than a dinner plate, and way bigger than anything else that’s out there right now. We don’t know how poisonous the spider is, we don’t know whether it jumps… It’s all unchartered territory. If we find it, we’ll be in the Guiness Book Of Records”.
That, or you’ll find yourself surrounded by eerie black smoke, whispering voices, and polar bears. We’re just saying…