This is a fun experiment. "Hey guys! Let's drop spiders out of trees to see if they fly! That will scare the crap out of everybody." And they did.

I don't know what scientist thought up this experiment but I know that they will go down in history as the people who caused the most nightmares ever! Spiders know how to glide through the air to safety. So if one falls out of a tree they can glide right onto your head. While you sleep. And eat your face.

Spiders glide gracefully to safetyLiving high in the rainforest canopies of South America, selenopid spiders are at constant risk of falling. Because they don’t have wings, scientists had assumed they had little control over their fate. But a new study shows that they might have more than we realized. Read more:

Posted by News from Science on Wednesday, August 19, 2015

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