Fun Facts of the Week 11/2-11/6

Fun Facts of the Week 11/2-11/6

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By Marissa Vrba, Staff Writer

  1. There is a species of spider called the Hobo Spider.
  2. The largest specie of tarantula is the Goliath Birdeater.
  3. Most spiders are very nearsighted. To make up for this, they use the hair on their body to feel their way around and to sense when other animals are near.
  4. There are approximately 38,000 known species of spiders. Scientists believe there are probably as many more to be discovered.
  5. When a spider travels, it always has four legs touching the ground and four legs off the ground at any given moment.