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The song originated before the second world war, as a song sung by mondine, women seasonally hired, or rather exploited, to work in flooded rice fields.
It is said that they were forbidden to talk during their work, so they sang instead, developing a peculiar singing style that could carry across the fields.
From organized crime in Italy to controlling politial consensus via mass murders with Fratelli di Soledad' Brescia Bologna Ustica, dedicated in particular to the mass murders of Piazza della Loggia bombing in Brescia, Bologna massacre, and Ustica massacre, were investigations have been and still are particularly hard, with state agencies actively obstructing them.
Lycosa tarantula spiders take their name from the city of Taranto, where they are usually found.
The spider usually known as tarantula in turn takes its name from lycosa tarantula. I guess Italian immigrants in the Americas would call any big scary spider "Tarantola", and it stuck.
In turn, lycosa tarantula isn't really that poisonous, but it's big. It shares the habitat with the smaller, but more dangerous Latrodectus tredecimguttatus, and ends up taking the blame for its bites.