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Spiders Can Fly Hundreds of Miles Using Electricity

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Pops

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Horses will jump through flaming hoops when a cattle prod is forced up their *.
And a bull can go over the cab of the truck and get stuck on top with all 4 legs in the air. Now, try to get that down on the ground.
 
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Based on work done by gallileo that everyone else has misinterpreted.

Sorry I had to.
 

Bille Floyd

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Are you guys saying that spiders ballooning, is BS ?

I read that article , and the part where they put the arachnids on vertical strips
of cardboard in the center of a plastic box, and then generated electric fields
between the floor and ceiling , to make the ballooning effect ; that kinda convinced
me . Am i just really gullible ? :(

Bille
 

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We already know that static electricity can lift tiny objects. but only creatures the weight of spiders have learned how to fly on static electricity.

So I challenge all you fat humans to lose weight.
Just do like I am doing and quit eating ... oh! wait a minute! ... I am suffering seasonal flu.
 

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I first learned of this firsthand years ago when I was enjoying a beer on my deck when suddenly a swarm of what seemed like hundreds of tiny spiders drifted through. Each one had a couple inches of web silk that seemed to hold it up and I figured they were held up by the same voodoo magic that dandelion seeds use. I’ve never seen it since and honestly I’m kind of glad for that.
 

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Dear Tiger Tim,
Perhaps you should enjoy beer more often ... and report back to us ....
Hah!
Hah!
 
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