Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Will the Real “Spiderman” Please Stand Up?

Gone are the days of archaic telethons to raise money for a philanthropic cause. No, today people are going to great lengths to earn a buck in the name of their favorite charities!

One brave fellow in particular, Nick Le Souef is literally putting his life on the line in hopes of raising $50,000 for Variety, a children’s charity. So what could possibly be so mind-boggling insane that could raise this exorbitant amount in such a short period of time?

For a three-week period, the sixty-seven year old Aussie plans to live in a shop window along with some pretty scary roommates: hundreds of poisonous and deadly spiders. Four hundred deadly, eight-legged, creepy, crawly, venomous spiders to be exact.

And if the spiders weren’t enough, Le Souef will also be sharing his 12-foot-by-4-foot window with America’s favorite pest: the cockroach. Being that the cockroach also plays the role of the spiders’ favorite snack, it was only fitting to invite the crunchy insect into the charitable festivities.

As I type, the courageous (and partly crazy) Nick Le Souef has started his twenty-one day suicide as of Monday. Whether the real-life spider whisperer makes it out alive, only time will tell. One thing is for sure, Le Souef’s experience has given a brand new meaning to the title,“ The Little Shop of Horrors!”Have YOU helped save the world today?

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