The defense for daddy longlegs spiders has always been that they are practically harmless to humans. I would like to give the following counterpoint — they are hideous and gross and just plain terrible.
As evidence for my accusation, I'd like to submit into evidence this really creepy video of a guy angering a twisted mass of daddy longlegs with a stick. The first thing you're going to see is something that looks like a bird's nest, but you'll soon realize it's not a bird's nest at all.video-player-present
NOPE. NOPE. NOPE.
The instigator in this daddy longlegs riot, YouTuber happysmurfday says he thinks that the spiders were huddled together for warmth, as it was a particularly cold day for Arizona, where this video was taken. Maybe if the spiders were cold, he should have thrown them into a fire? Just a suggestion...