Saturday, September 1, 2007
A Texas-Sized Spider Web
Since the summer began, a single enormous spider web has slowly overtaken a park near Dallas, Texas. Home to millions of arachnids, the web is smelly, sticky, and so thick in places that it blocks out the sun. It even seems to emit an eerie whine, as the countless insects it's captured struggle to free themselves.
Scientists can't figure out why the spiders, which are usually loners, decided to build such a remarkable community--or how they managed to do it so quickly.
Read more here.