1. Spiders can walk on water, and breathe under it, too.
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  2. Spiders eat their own webs to recycle them.
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  3. In western Iran, there's a viper with a fake spider for a tail.
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  4. 95% of the spiders in your house have never been outside.
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  5. The chances of us eating even one spider in our sleep throughout our lifetime is close to 0%.
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  6. Spider silk is about 5 times stronger than steel of the same weight.
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  7. Spiders can survive for hours underwater by entering a self-induced coma.
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  8. Research shows that if you're afraid of spiders, you're more likely to find one in your bedroom.
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  9. Spiders are scared of ants due to the formic acid they contain.
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  10. The last time somebody died from a spider bite in Australia was in 1981.
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  11. Spiders don't have penises. They mate with the appendages on their face.
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  12. Many female black widow spiders eat their males after mating.
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  13. Orb spiders mummify their prey before they kill it.
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  14. Spiders, lobsters and snails have blue blood due to the presence of hemocyanin which contains copper.
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  15. Each species of peacock spider has its own courtship dance.
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  16. Out of 46,000 discovered species of spider, only a single one has been found to be a herbivore.
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  17. A male Black widow spider avoids being eaten by a female by smelling how ravenous she is.
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  18. Spiders can get high and build different kinds of webs while on weed, caffeine, mescaline and LSD.
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  19. The brains of some small spiders overflow into their legs.
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  20. Tarantulas have evolved almost exactly the same shade of vibrant blue at least 8 separate times.
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  21. Spiders can tune the strings in their webs to transmit specific messages.
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  22. Some spiders disguise themselves as ants by pretending their two front legs are antennae.
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  23. The Stegodyphus lineatus desert spider feeds her babies by vomiting up her own guts.
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  24. Male wolf spiders will engage in threesomes during mating season to increase their chances of escaping cannibalism.
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  25. Only about 4% of people seeking treatment for spider bites actually have confirmed spider bites, a U.S. study found.
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  26. Spiders eat twice as much animal prey as humans do in a year, and even exceeds that of whales.
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  27. In 2017, Australian scientists discovered 50 new species of spider in one 10-day research trip.
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  28. During eclipses, spiders can be seen to dismantle their own webs.
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