Fear of spiders is beyond common, but usually the arachnid actually has to be nearby to trigger a freakout.

That didn't matter to Global B.C. meteorologist Kristi Gordon, who lost it in hilarious fashion on Friday after a spider crawled across the weather camera that was shooting the image displayed behind her.

The video has gone viral, racking up more than half a million views by Sunday afternoon.

Gordon has been a good sport about the whole thing but expressed on Twitter that it has been "embarrassing."

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  • A Common Misconception

    "Up next, the tragic story of a cat who just wants a cheeseburger, but is denied by Obamacare." Via <a href="http://www.buzzfeed.com/mjs538/fox-news-continues-asking-all-the-hard-questions" target="_hplink">Buzzfeed</a>

  • A Vote Of Confidence

    Fox News, a leader in bi-partisan coverage. Via <a href="http://hotair.com/archives/2008/02/07/unfortunate-error-of-the-day/" target="_hplink">Hot Air</a>

  • Maps? We Don't Need Maps!

    The Nile River is much smaller than we remember. Via <a href="http://mediamatters.org/mmtv/200907270040" target="_hplink">Media Matters</a>

  • Sounds like leaving congress wasn't his only life change. Via <a href="http://crooksandliars.com/logan-murphy/media-matters-another-bad-week-fox-ne" target="_hplink">Crooks and Liars</a>

  • "Education"

    Looks like they already have. Via <a href="http://thegallopingbeaver.blogspot.com/2008_07_01_archive.html" target="_hplink">The Galloping Beaver</a>

  • Fox News Asks The Hard Questions

    We're guessing the top guy has a very strong opinion on the matter. Via <a href="http://thechive.com/2011/03/11/tv-screenshots-youre-doing-it-wr-right-33-photos/funny-tv-screenshots-30/" target="_hplink">The Chive</a>

  • Survivor Is Such A Depressing Term

    He got the high score. Via <a href="http://www.buzzfeed.com/mjs538/holocaust-winner" target="_hplink">Buzzfeed</a>

  • Fox Supports Nuclear Power

    The "SHIBUYAEGGMAN" nuclear power plant doesn't exist. Eggman is a music venue in Shibuya that has been a Tokyo staple for 30 years. Just a minor detail, right? Via <a href="http://kotaku.com/#!5783880/japan-doesnt-have-an-eggman-nuclear-plant" target="_hplink">Kotaku</a>

  • 120%?!

    <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/russiansergey19"><img style="float:left;padding-right:6px !important;" src="http://s.huffpost.com/images/profile/user_placeholder.gif" /></a><a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/russiansergey19">russiansergey19</a>:<br />Did Fox News falsify research to support their own theory on scientists falsifying research to support their own theories on Global Warming?

  • This Guy Seems Important

    What nationality is that name? Dutch? Via <a href="http://failuremag.com/index.php/failure_analysis/article/fox_news_graphics_fail/" target="_hplink">Failure Mag</a>

  • New picture of Boys and Girls Club in Las Vegas

    <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/klossm"><img style="float:left;padding-right:6px !important;" src="http://s.huffpost.com/images/profile/user_placeholder.gif" /></a><a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/klossm">klossm</a>:<br />Great place for kids to spend their summer. Fox 5 news in Las Vegas, NV; showed people what the new place will look like.

  • Every Single Day

    This was intentional and not a mistake, but we had to share it with you anyway. Via <a href="http://www.worldoddities.com/when-closed-captioning-goes-wrong-tv-goes-right/" target="_hplink">World Oddities</a>

  • This Sounds Biased

    Adding "AIN" is just too much work. Via <a href="http://thechive.com/2011/03/11/tv-screenshots-youre-doing-it-wr-right-33-photos/funny-tv-screenshots-5/" target="_hplink">The Chive</a>