Your Nightmares Are No Longer the Only Place Where Spiders Can Fly


“Fly” is a bit of a relative term here – it’s used in the same context as in “flying squirrel,” in that they can glide from tree to tree. But I’m sure that just makes you feel so much better.

The twisted part of the story, though, is how scientists confirmed their theory about the airborne arachnids.

The researchers use a simple test: They drop creatures from a great height.

Hold the phone – dropping things off of trees to see if they fly is a real research test? Do I even want to know how we came to the conclusion that pigs can’t fly?

The real implications here are for future iterations of Spider-Man, who can now conserve web fluid much more easily.

h/t James Wilson and Gallen Dugall