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10 Fascination Facts about Spiders

Are you scared of Spiders? If not then you might well be by the end of this clip. Discover the terrifying facts about one of the most feared creatures on Earth.

You might know about their lethal bite, but did you know some spiders can fly? And others hide in our food? Spiders are usually looked up to as hideous and notorious creatures. Though they are harmless under normal circumstances and tend to stay away from humans, people still squirm on their mention. With their impressive ability to weave webs, catch prey and survive in odds, they have made themselves a good place in ecosystem from past millions of years.

10Hiding in the ears

In 2012 a spider lived in a Chinese woman´s ear canal foe 5 days. It crawled in while she slept, only leaving when doctors poured saline down the ear.

09Hiding in Food

The Brazilian wandering spider’s bite can cause death by Asphyxiation. In 2011, hundreds of these spiders burst from a banana being eaten by British woman Consi Taylor.

08Flying Spiders

Gossamer spiders spin silk strands which carry them through the air. They travel through the air, surviving 25 days without food.

07Spiders Liquify Prey

Spiders paralyze victims before injecting digestive juices which liquify internal organs. They then suck out the liquid, leaving a hollow body behind.

06Deadly Venom

The bite of the Australian funnel web spider is strong enough to pierce shoes. He’s venom has killed children in 15 minutes.

05Spiders in The Sky

In 2013 thousands of spider covered the skies of Santo Antonio Da Platina, Brazil. They traveled across a huge web woven between telephone pole wires.

04Spiders Chase Humans

Related to spiders, the camel spider will chase people as they run away. In reality they are chasing the shadows of running humans to use for shade.

03Venom Causes Erections

The bite of the Brazilian wandering spider causes a 4 hour erection. Its venom is being studied in the hope of treating erectile dysfunction.

02Shooting Hair

If scared tarantulas use their legs to fire barbed hairs at perceived threats. In 2010 a spider nearly blinded a UK man when the hairs embedded into his corneas.

01Venom Melts Skin

The venom of the brown recluse spider effectively melts flesh. In 2010 an Us women partially lost an ear and was nearly blinded after being bitten.
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