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Photo Update: New Harry Potter Coaster coming to Universal's Islands of Adventure
Attractions Magazine
Universal's Islands of Adventure is currently making magic with the construction of a brand new Harry Potter-themed roller coaster. This photo report, with shots provided by our contributor, @bioreconstruct on Twitter, oversees the current construction ...



The Mercury

Tassie cave spider to be the vessel through which your fears will be expunged at Dark Mofo
The Mercury
FORGET Shelob or Aragog, Hobart has a new arachnid to help Dark Mofo patrons expunge their darkest fears. Each year Dark Mofo punters offer up their fears to the ogoh-ogoh — a large demon-like sculpture, derived from the Balinese Hindu tradition.

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Mental Floss

Scientists Name Just-Discovered Brazilian Cave Spider After Aragog from Harry Potter
Mental Floss
Multiple new species, from wasps to crabs, have been named after Harry Potter characters. Now, CNET reports that Brazilian scientists have given a newly identified cave spider the name Ochyrocera aragogue, after Hagrid's enormous pet spider Aragog.

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LEGO Harry Potter sets rumoured to be releasing early
Brick Fanatics
UPDATE: Another Eurobricks user has backed up this rumour, claiming: 'On 7/1, we'll get Great Hall, Hogwarts Express, Whomping Willow, and Quidditch, while on 8/1, we'll get the 2 Fantastic Beasts sets, Aragog, and the CMF line!' Again, take it with a ...

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Chicago Parent

Spiders will fascinate Brookfield Zoo visitors this summer
Chicago Parent
Brookfield Zoo unveils this exhibit, the largest public collection of arachnids in North America, Saturday through Sept. 3. It takes on arachnids' influence on science, the arts and culture (hello Charlotte's Web and Harry Potter's Aragog) in three ...

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The Sunshine Coast Daily

Meet 'Aragog', the Sunshine Coast's monster spider
The Sunshine Coast Daily
Aragog the spider: A Mt Coolum couple were shocked by the huge spider. Ms Ansell told the Daily that the spider looked as big as a grown man's hand. "We live at Mount Coolum, pretty much underneath the big rock," she said. THATS HUGE: The enormous ...

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CNN

One for the web: New spider species named for 'Harry Potter' arachnid
CNN
The researchers recognized similar physical characteristics between the spider, which they named Lycosa aragogi, and the character Aragog, Hagrid's adored arachnid friend first introduced in the second novel of the series, "Harry Potter and the Chamber ...

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Live Science

Furry 'Harry Potter' Spider Discovered in Mountain Burrow
Live Science
A newly identified wolf spider looks so much like Aragog, the giant, fictional spider from the "Harry Potter" series, that the creature is being named after the colossal arachnid, a new study reports. The naming opportunity was too good to pass up, the ...



Evening Standard

A Harry Potter quiz night is swooping into Hogwarts
Evening Standard
Once you've survived Aragog and gawped at Buckbeak in the Forbidden Forest, braved Tom Riddle's grave and nabbed your wand at Ollivanders', get your quiz on and face a load of other Harry Potter fans as you battle it out to be crowned the quizzical ...

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Economic Times

Potterheads, take note! New spider species named after Harry Potter's Aragog
Economic Times
"This nurturing behaviour is not so different from that of Aragog, who 'loved his colony of 'Acromantulas' - a fictional species of spider - so much he wouldn't stop them from devouring Harry Potter and Ron Weasley," Zamani said. The study was ...

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