Giant Huntsman spider--largest spider in the world by leg-span.  It was discovered in a cave in Laos in 2001.

Giant Huntsman spider--largest spider in the world by leg-span. It was discovered in a cave in Laos in 2001.

The colossal creepy crawly is bound to look like a waking nightmare to anyone with a fear of spiders

The colossal creepy crawly is bound to look like a waking nightmare to anyone with a fear of spiders

.Huntsman on broom in Queensland. NO harm to humans though. Never grow this large. Just scary!

.Huntsman on broom in Queensland. NO harm to humans though. Never grow this large. Just scary!

Giant Spider! World's Biggest Spider Giant Huntsman Spider. (DON'T WATCH THIS!!! I MEAN IT! IT WILL FREAK YOU OUT AND YOU MAY NEVER BEAD ANOTHER SPIDER AGAIN!)

Giant Spider! World's Biggest Spider Giant Huntsman Spider. (DON'T WATCH THIS!!! I MEAN IT! IT WILL FREAK YOU OUT AND YOU MAY NEVER BEAD ANOTHER SPIDER AGAIN!)

Some sources say the giant huntsman spider, due to its sprawling leg span, is bigger than the Goliath birdeater. The huntsman's legs, rather than bending vertically relative to the body, have twisted joints that allow the legs to spread out forward and laterally sort of like a crab, according to the Australian Museum.

Some sources say the giant huntsman spider, due to its sprawling leg span, is bigger than the Goliath birdeater. The huntsman's legs, rather than bending vertically relative to the body, have twisted joints that allow the legs to spread out forward and laterally sort of like a crab, according to the Australian Museum.

Now I'm not scared of spiders but I might pee my pants if I lifted the toilet lid to unexpectedly find this amazing creature staring up at me - what a beauty though!

Now I'm not scared of spiders but I might pee my pants if I lifted the toilet lid to unexpectedly find this amazing creature staring up at me - what a beauty though!

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