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Grotesque dust creatures and mummified frogs

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If any of you are feeling a bit queasy, stick with it, because we're entering the final straight with the obligatory eight-legged exposé.

Barry Redwood of Ontario says this kind of thing is a common sight in his repair shop. We'll do the joke for you - yes, this machine was used for web surfing:

PC packed with cobwebs

Eddie Abbott brings us two more arachnid habitats...

Cobwebs inside PC

More cobwebs inside PC case

...as Simon Avery reveals what he found inside a PC he'd had running in his loft for a few months in early November. He notes: "Being the only warm thing in the loft, the flies looking for somewhere to hibernate crawled in through the missing backplate..."

Dead flies and spider inside PC

That evidently turned out to be a bad move. The spider looks well-fed, though.

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