10 Cool Facts About Spiders

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Spiders – some people love them, some people hate them. Regardless of where you stand on the subject, you'll find these 10 facts about spiders fascinating.


1
Spiders are vital to a healthy ecosystem. They eat harmful insects, pollinate plants, and recycle dead animal and plants back into the earth.

2
Spiders eat more insects than birds and bats combined.

3
All spiders spin silk, but not all spiders spin webs.

4
When a spider travels, it always has four legs touching the ground and four legs off the ground at any given moment.

5
Spiders have blue blood.

6
The world’s biggest spider is the goliath spider. It can grow up to 11 inches wide, and its fangs are up to one inch long.

7
The world’s smallest spider is the Patu marplesi. It is so small that 10 of them could fit on the end of a pencil

8
The silk in a spider’s web is five times stronger than a strand of steel that is the same thickness.

9
While most spiders build a new web every day, the web of the gold orb can last several years and can even catch birds.

10
Some male spiders give dead flies to the females as presents.