1. "A spider that builds elaborate, fake spiders and hangs them in its web has been discovered in the Peruvian Amazon." [Wired; photo by Phil Torres]
2. José Parlá unveils his latest 70-foot-long, site-specific mural, "Diary of Brooklyn," inside Barclays Center (620 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn) on January 9. [Photo by David X Prutting/BFAnyc.com]
3. Here's the trailer for the upcoming James Franco and Travis Mathews film Interior. Leather Bar. The pic -- previously titled 40 Minutes -- is now scheduled for a screening at Sundance in January.
4. "Mingle and sniff with Santa Paws" at Animal Fair's eighth annual "Toys For Dogs" holiday benefit tonight, December 19, 6:30 to 8:30, at Amnesia (609 West 29th Street).
5. The question of who owns the copyright to a tattoo is back with another lawsuit. Unlike the dispute over the copy of Mike Tyson's tattoo used in The Hangover Part 2 -- and settled out of court -- this one involves the image of a lion on the torso of a mixed martial arts fighter, the tattoo artist and a video game company.
6. Photo of the day: Guess what number sold out first.