Some days, when I have the time and don't feel like moving, I will read threads on topics that I actually have no interest in and follow the provided links to learn more. It has become a minor addiction for me to learn more about the various hobbies many people indulge in.
So far I have learned about vampire crabs, pythons, reef tanks, toads, scorpions and those weird prehistoric looking things whose name I can't remember.
I now know that I would not put in the time or money for a reef tank, that I don't want toads or snakes or scorpions and that if I were to add critters they would probably be vampire crabs. (but no critters allowed except the cats and my dog).
Well this morning I followed the links and spent my morning coffee time reading the beginners section on a board about tarantulas. I had no idea about the "hair flickers" and the irriatating hairs on these guys. Nor did I even know there were old word T's. Do I want one, no. But at least I now have a much better idea of what's involved in keeping one.