KidZone Spider Facts
Did you know...
- A fear of spiders is called Arachnophobia.
- Little Miss Muffet sat on her tuffet, eating her curds and whey… Miss Muffet was a real person! Her father, Dr. Mouffet believed that spiders could heal when eaten. Eek! If he was my dad, I’d be frightened of spiders, too!
- The smallest spider is the Patu digua. You could fit 10 of them on the end of a pencil.
- The kindest and most intelligent spider, of course, would have to be Charlotte, from the book Charlotte’s Web, since she could not only spell but saves the pig, Wilbur’s, life! (hee hee)
- Spider silk is possibly the strongest material in the world! Scientists believe that if they gathered the same weight of spider web as a piece of steel, the web would be much stronger than the steel!
- As hard as scientists try, they cannot match or copy the silk.