1. Spiders have existed for at least 350,000 years.
There are approximately
species of spiders in the world.
2. Studies have shown that you're never more
than ten feet
from a spider, and one estimate
you as close as three feet.
3. The largest spider is the Goliath Birdeater. It lives in the
rain forests of South America and has a leg span
of up to a 30 cm.
4. Some male spiders pluck
cobwebs like a guitar, to attract
5. Females of some species of spiders, such as the Australian crab spider,
bodies as food for their offspring
6. America’s one dollar bill
has a hidden spider.
Look for it in the top-right corner on the front of the bill.
7. The weight of insects eaten by spiders every year is
greater than the total weight of the entire human population
8. A tarantula's
bite can be painful, but it isn't any more dangerous than a bee sting.
9. Little Miss Muffet of the nursery rhyme
was a real girl.
She was the daughter of Dr Mouffet who believed spiders had healing powers
10. Spiders have 48 'knees'... eight legs with six joints on each.