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Mark Zuckerberg turns to the internet to find shower partner

Facebook CEO surprised by showering spider
Tue Jan 14 2014, 11:12
Mark Zuckerberg is not spider-man

FACEBOOK ENTREPRENEUR Mark Zuckerberg has embraced new social network service Jelly, and asked its users whether something that he saw in his bathroom could harm him.

Zuckerberg, who when presented with wildlife has been known to kill and eat it, came across a spider in his bathroom. Having ascertained that it was not a bug - ho ho - he took a photo of it, uploaded that to Jelly and presumably backed into a corner holding a loo brush.

"What kind of spider is this," he asked. "And is it okay to let it keep living in my shower?" The answer, which was relatively swiftly delivered, was "No".

The no came from Jelly's COO Kevin Thau, who, having checked Wikipedia was confident enough to tell his Silicon Valley peer that he might want to get it away from his toilet.

"I think it's a Phidippus johnsoni," said Thau, less than 10 minutes later. "Probably want to relocate it..."

According to Wikipedia the bathroom johnson is a jumping spider that tends to be largeish. It is not poisonous, but it is likely to bite when it is feeling threatened. It is also able to leap around, and potentially fly at your face. No one wants that.

It's too late now, but we would have recommended that Zuckerberg take one of his hunting rifles, blow a hole in the wall and encourage the spider to leave by that exit.

What happened to the spider, we can't say. We can say that Twitter founder and Jelly CEO Biz Stone saw this exchange as a win for the question and answer app, if not the arachnid. µ


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