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Ben Cantrick
  Date: 2008-09-04 14:10
  Subject:   Thirty-foot long mechanical spider terrorizes Liverpool.
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It was not a good day to be an arachnophobe in Liverpool. As part of the city's Capital of Culture celebrations, this scary 50ft mechanical spider was suspended from a building near Lime Street station. Even worse, La Princess, as the creature is known, is to move around the city at speeds of up to 2mph before it escapes down the Mersey Tunnel on Sunday. The steel and wood spider has sophisticated hydraulics which allow the dozen engineers strapped to its frame to operate its eyes, legs and abdomen.

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  User: osmium_ocelot
  Date: 2008-09-05 02:41 (UTC)
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Okay, yeah, it's entirely too big to be a Tachikoma, but it's the first thing that sprung to mind when I saw the picture.

It disturbs me that the same person who voiced the Tachikomas also voiced Pirotess from Record of Lodoss War.

It does however make me wish for the Major to have a different model body.
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