Loyal Infocult readers will recall our 2013 observation about Mazda cars plagued by spiders. Arachnophobes and -philes can now rest easy, as scientists have revealed the cause of that automotive infestation.
Petrol-sniffing spiders have forced Mazda to issue a voluntary recall notice so it can apply a software fix to its cars.
The yellow sac spider is attracted to the smell of petrol, and will weave its web in engines, causing a blockage and build-up of pressure.
Freakish creatures, these Cheiracanthiums:
(thanks to Jamie Townsend!)