1. Spiders can walk on water, and breathe under it, too.
  2. Spiders eat their own webs to recycle them.
  3. In western Iran, there's a viper with a fake spider for a tail.
  4. 95% of the spiders in your house have never been outside.
  5. The chances of us eating even one spider in our sleep throughout our lifetime is close to 0%.
  6. Spider silk is about 5 times stronger than steel of the same weight.
  7. Spiders can survive for hours underwater by entering a self-induced coma.
  8. Research shows that if you're afraid of spiders, you're more likely to find one in your bedroom.
  9. Spiders are scared of ants due to the formic acid they contain.
  10. The last time somebody died from a spider bite in Australia was in 1981.
  11. Spiders don't have penises. They mate with the appendages on their face.
  12. Many female black widow spiders eat their males after mating.
  13. Orb spiders mummify their prey before they kill it.
  14. Spiders, lobsters and snails have blue blood due to the presence of hemocyanin which contains copper.
  15. Each species of peacock spider has its own courtship dance.
  16. Out of 46,000 discovered species of spider, only a single one has been found to be a herbivore.
  17. A male Black widow spider avoids being eaten by a female by smelling how ravenous she is.
  18. Spiders can get high and build different kinds of webs while on weed, caffeine, mescaline and LSD.
  19. The brains of some small spiders overflow into their legs.
  20. Tarantulas have evolved almost exactly the same shade of vibrant blue at least 8 separate times.
  21. Spiders can tune the strings in their webs to transmit specific messages.
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