Hiding in Ears In 2012 a spider lived in a Chinese woman’s
ear canal for 5 days. It crawled in while she slept, only leaving
when doctors poured saline down the ear. 09.
Hiding in Food. In 2011 100s of baby spiders burst from a
banana being eaten by British woman Consi Taylor.
The Brazilian Wondering Spiders’ bite can cause death by asphyxiation. 08.
Flying Spiders Gossamer spiders spin silk strands which carry
them through the air. They travel long distances in the air- surviving 25 days without food. 07. Spiders Liquify Prey
Spiders paralyse victims before injecting digestive juices whig liquify internal organs.
They then suck out the liquid, leaving a hollow body behind. 06.
Deadly Venom The bite of the Australian Funnel Web Spider
is strong enough to pierce shoes. Its venom has killed children in 15 minutes 05.
Spiders in the Sky In 2013 thousands of spiders covered the skies
of Santo Antonio de Plantina, Brazil. They travelled across a huge web woven between
telephone pole wires. 04.
Spiders Chase Humans Related to spiders, the Camel Spider will
chase people as they run away. In reality they are chasing the shadows of
running humans to use for shade. 03.
Venom Causes Erections The bite of the Brazilian Wondering Spider
causes a 4 hour erection. Its venom is being studied in the hope of
treating erectile dysfunction. 02.
Shooting Hair If scared tarantulas use their legs to fire
barbed hairs at perceived threats. In 2010 a spider nearly blinded a UK man when
the hairs embedded into his corneas. 01.
Venom Melts Skin The venom poison of the Brown Recluse spider
effectively melts flesh In 2010 a US woman partially lost an ear & was
nearly blinded after being bitten.