Meet the tarantula in a glass bell. It hangs out in our office, and it’s kind of creepy. Let’s ask Mashable Business Editor Todd Wasserman why he has that on his desk.
Interns: Where’d you get that thing?
TW: Hmm. My wife went to Colorado. She brought back that and a six-pack of good Colorado beer (can’t remember the brand).
Ken Rosen: While tarantulas can range in size between a thumbnail and a dinner plate, would you choose to be taller (see: Ghostbuster Marshmellow Man) or smaller (see: The Borrowers) than you are currently and how would you exploit the change in height?
Todd: I’d definitely take an increase in height, but I’d cut it off around 6 foot 7 inches and a half so I can easily clear most standard doorways. I’m currently 6 foot 1 inch and a half, by the way.
Eric Larson: A radioactive spider bit Peter Parker and turned him into Spider-man. If you could be bitten by any animal and turned into a super-version of it, which animal would you choose?
TW: I’m thinking an eagle cause they’re pretty bada**. Forget the national symbol stuff, they’re fierce predators and build huge nests. An “EagleMan” could redefine the eagle for a new generation.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai: If you could put any animal in a glass bell (any living or dead animal; pets you’ve owned etc), what would it be?
TW: Wouldn’t want to see a pet in there. That would be too sad. Maybe one of those fish that dwell deep underwater and look like Alien.
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