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Spiders sound alarm ??屣??

Staff writer with AFP

Spiders climb along their web near the Space Shuttle Atlantis, Cape Canaveral, Florida, USA, Aug. 25, 2006.去年八月二十五日在美國佛州的卡納維拉爾角,兩隻蜘蛛爬過牠們在亞特蘭大太空梭附近吐的蜘蛛網。


A woman who hates spiders says they helped save her from a house fire.

Danielle Vigue, 18, says she awoke early on July 17 to find spiders in her room and started killing them. When more showed up, she says she went across the hall and got into bed with her 15-year-old sister, Lauren.

"At first there were five, they were all around the light fixture," Danielle Vigue told The Saginaw News. "I hate spiders, they freak me out."

A fire apparently was smoldering in the attic of the home about 145km northwest of Detroit, USA.

A few hours later, Vigue's mother, Debra, and eight-year-old sister, Shelby, smelled smoke. When the family opened the door to the room Danielle Vigue had earlier left, they found it was on fire.

"I will never kill another spider again," Danielle told WNEM-TV in Saginaw.

Richland Township fire chief Gary Wade was surprised by Vigue's story.

"I've never heard of spiders saving someone from a fire before," Wade said.











1. light fixture n.

照明器具 (zhao4 ming2 qi4 ju4)

例: I noticed that there was water dripping through the light fixture.


2. freak me out v. phr.

嚇壞我 (xia4 huai4 wo3)

例: I don't like clowns - they really freak me out.


3. smolder v.i.

悶燒 (men1 shao1)

例: The barbeque wasn't lit yet. It was just smoldering.


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