34 Stunning Spider Facts


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1. Spiders have transparent blood.
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2. Spiders can spin webs in zero-gravity.
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3. Spiders use hydraulic pressure in their legs to move. When they die, the liquid drains out, which is why their legs curl up.
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4. 85% of "spider bites" are usually something else, like an infection of a flea bite.
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5. The spider family Uloboridae does not produce venom. Instead, it crushes its prey to death.
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6. All spiders have fangs.
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7. Hugh Hefner has a zoo license. Among his many pets are peacocks and spider monkeys.
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8. Spiders seem bigger the more scared you are.
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9. The "fact" about swallowing spiders in your sleep is a myth - in fact, it was made up in 1993 to see how quickly the myth would spread.
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10. Some mushrooms are carnivorous. They eat spiders and roundworms.
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11. Never step on spiders. You could be stepping on a female with eggs, and they'll stick to your shoes and hatch all over your car and house.
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12. Daddy longlegs are not actually spiders and have no venom.
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13. Peacocks are ground feeders.They hunt for small animals, like spiders, reptiles & amphibians, in tall grasses and minnows in shallow streams
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14. Not all spiders spin webs.
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15. More than 43,000 spider species are known, and at least that many remain undiscovered.
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16. One species of wolf spider "purrs" to potential mates by standing on a thin surface, like a leaf, and vibrating it until it makes a sound.
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17. Spiders hate peppermint oil. Put some in a squirt bottle + water and spray your garage and all door frames

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18. 95% of the spiders in your house have never been outside.
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19. Sea spiders are known to live as deep as 23,000 feet below the surface of the ocean.
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20. There are more than 30,000 species of spiders.
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21. You are more likely to be killed by a champagne cork than a poisonous spider!
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22. On average, people fear spiders more than they do death.
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23. The water spider lives underwater but breathes air by using its web to create an underwater sac that stores air bubbles.
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24. Spiders hate peppermint oil. Put some in a squirt bottle with water, spray your garage and all door frames, then watch the spiders run!
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25. People frightened of spiders are likely to perceive them as larger and closer than they actually are.
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26. You are more likely to be killed by a champagne cork than a poisonous spider.
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27. Spiders are not insects, spiders have 8 legs while insects only have 6 legs.
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28. Spiders belongs to the class Arachnida while insects are found in the Insecta class.
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29. Harrison Ford has a species of spider named after him!
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30. Spiders hate peppermint oil. Put some in a squirt bottle with water, spray your garage and all door frames, then watch the spiders run
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31. You are statistically more likely to be killed by a champagne cork than by a poisonous spider.
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32. UK house spiders include the Pink Prowler, the Spitting Spider and the Missing Sector Orb Weaver.
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33. A spider's silk is stronger than steel.
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34. The average human has a bigger fear for spiders than for the death.

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