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The folks at Pringles are petitioning to change the name of a spider because it looks like their mascot. The similarities are comical but marketing is marketing so why not get all grassroots and try to change the name of an entire species to help sell some potato crisps?

The spider is currently known as the kidney garden spider and nature has put what looks like a toddler-drawing of the Pringles mascot, Mr. P, on it’s back. Pringles has jumped at the marketing possibilities and has started up THIS WEBSITE to help gain momentum in it’s efforts to change the spider’s name.

And by the way, to answer the question I posed in the headline of this article: Have you seen ‘the Pringles Spider?’ In person, probably not. The spider is found in South, East, and Southeast Asia so it’s probably not chilling with the tomatoes in your garden. But here’s what it looks like for future reference:

6 Great Pictures of "The Pringles Spider"