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Darwin’s Bark Spider Shoots the Longest Webs

Darwin’s Bark Spider Shoots the Longest Webs

The biggest spiderwebs we’ve encountered are a few feet across. BBC Earth introduces us to the Darwin’s bark spider, an orb-weaver that can shoot bridging lines for webs up to 25 meters (82 feet) across. That’s not the only extraordinary fact—this spider’s silk is also regarded as the world’s strongest natural fiber.

Madsteel Metal Spider Model

Madsteel Metal Spider Model
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This metal spider looks like some kind of creepy-crawly robo-arachnid. It’s made from dozens of tiny stainless steel parts and can be assembled or disassembled without glue. The finished model measures about 4.92″ x 4.92″ x 1.38″. They also make a more complicated steel scorpion kit.

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If Spiders Were as Big as Humans

If Spiders Were as Big as Humans

Are you an arachnophobe? Then run as far away from this video as you can. But if you can handle your spiders, then click play on What If’s creepy crawly clip that envisions a terrifying world in which our eight-legged friends are as big as us. Get ready for a big bowl of nope.

SpiderHeck (Trailer)

SpiderHeck (Trailer)

SpiderHeck is an action-packed co-op brawler where you play as a laser-wielding spider. Battle against your friends or work together to defeat an army of shared enemies as you swing from wall to wall in its dynamic and sometimes deadly environments. Coming to PC and all consoles 9.22.22.

Alien Spider Sink Diorama

Alien Spider Sink Diorama

If there’s one thing you don’t want staring you in the face when you turn the bathroom lights on, it’s a creepy Alien xenomorph spider taking a bath in your sink. JackJack brought that nightmarish vision to life with this creepy polymer clay and resin diorama. This is what happens when you don’t clean the sink, kids.

Battle of the Titans

Battle of the Titans

For more than 20 years, theater company La Machine has been building massive mechanical puppets that they march through the streets. During an April 2022 performance in Toulouse, France, their fire-breathing dragon-horse Long Ma Jing Shen teamed up with Asterion the minotaur to stare down a giant spider.

SpiderHeck

SpiderHeck

Arachnids in a parkour lightsaber battle? Sign us up. SpiderHeck is a physics-based brawler that pits players against each other as weapon-wielding spiders. It supports PVP, PVE, and 4-player co-op play for variety. Coming to PS4 and PS5 in 2022.

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How to Build a Giant Spider

How to Build a Giant Spider

It wouldn’t be Halloween without some creepy, crawly spiders, and when it comes to scary arachnids, the bigger the better. Paul Jones of Dead and Daughter shows us how he built a massive spider for his lawn using PVC pipe, bendy hair rollers, a bike helmet, duct tape, and wig hair among other things.

Human vs. Giant Spider Web

Human vs. Giant Spider Web

Walking into a spider web can be a sticky and annoying situation for both humans and spiders. But what would happen if spiders and their webs were much larger? Could you extract yourself before you get wrapped up like a giant fly? What If ponders this horrifying situation in a video that’s definitely not for arachnophobes.

True Facts: The Ogre-Faced Spider

True Facts: The Ogre-Faced Spider

Nature show host Zefrank1 is here to educate us on the Deinopis, also known as the “ogre-faced” spider. This creepy crawler has big beady eyes that see better than your best camera lens, and creates a stretchy net she holds between her legs to ensnare and cocoon her prey.

True Facts About the Bolas Spider

True Facts About the Bolas Spider

Our favorite nature show host ZeFrank is here to school us about the Bolas spider – specifically, he’s here to introduce us to Nancy, a rotund little arachnid who enjoys luring in her buggy meals using sticky orbs she dangles from her butt ropes.

The Turret Spider

The Turret Spider

Native to California, the turret spider is a sneaky predator. Instead of building a web, it builds a small tower out of silk and soil, and covers it with plants and moss. It lives inside the tower for all its life, only springing into action when it senses vibrations nearby.

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BionicWheelBot

BionicWheelBot

Festo, makers of the SmartBird, Octopus Gripper, and BionicANT robot add to their nature-inspired menagerie with a robot whose abilities are based on those of the flic-flac spider, which can not only walk like a regular arachnid, but can cartwheel along the ground.

A Peacock Spider Christmas

A Peacock Spider Christmas

YouTuber Snake Buddies gathered and edited videos of peacock spiders from fellow YouTuber Peacockspiderman to make it seem like the Casanovas of arachnids were partaking in the Holiday spirit. The snowspiderman is somehow both cute and creepy.

Spidey Pulls a Heist

Spidey Pulls a Heist

Popson4 has a Dropcam security camera in his garage. It’s there to catch human intruders, but one night it caught a another kind of creepy crawler with its watchful eye. That’s what you get for keeping diamonds in your garage.

Why Spiders Don’t Stick to Webs

Why Spiders Don’t Stick to Webs

Craig “Wheezy Waiter” Benzine of Mental Floss explores another question that you’ve probably wondered about at some point : Why is it that spiders don’t get caught in their own webs, when everything else seems to stick to them?

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