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    Monday, April 16, 2007


    This is just one of those things about nature that I think is so cool.  From Science News:
    To illustrate the amazing properties of spider silk, Nikola Kojic offers an arresting example. Imagine a circular web with a diameter of 100 meters—about the length of a football field—spun from a silk thread about a centimeter thick. Concentric circles 4 cm apart attach to the web's spokes, also 4 cm apart. This larger-than-life web "could stop a jumbo jet in midflight," says Kojic.
    Ah, spiders.  Aren't they amazing?
    Clock Spider
    You know, I only have a deep, abiding and irrational fear of spiders that are too big for me to step on.

    1 Comment:

    Anonymous said...

    Makes me want to reach up & tickle his feet.

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