Friday, May 04, 2007

Spiderman vs. Spiders

LiveScience takes a look at How Spider-Man Compares to the Real Thing. It turns out that
Spider silk could stop a Boeing 747 in flight, is stronger than bullet-proof Kevlar and more elastic than nylon, biologists say.
There are also species of spiders that spin silk from their feet, rather than their abdomen.

No word on whether real spiders can woo attractive redheads, though.

Image: Garden Spider @ U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

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