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How Do Spiders Fly for Miles? Mystery Solved

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Next time youre out and about and you feel like you have a spider on your head, you just might be right.. (shudders)

How Do Spiders Fly for Miles? Mystery Solved

As if spiders aren’t unnerving enough, did you know that some of them use an electrostatic charge to leap into the air and fly for miles? They’re probably coming to your house.

The flight of the gossamer spider was a curiosity even to Charles Darwin, who noted that his boat, the HMS Beagle, was “inundated by ballooning spiders on a relatively calm, clear day,” according to a new paper by Peter Gorham of the University of Hawaii that’s posted on the arXiv website.

http://newswatch.nationalgeographic.com/2013/09/27/how-do-spiders-fly-for-miles-mystery-solved/

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