1. The average human has a bigger fear for spiders than for the death.
2. One species of wolf spider "purrs" to potential mates by standing on a thin surface, like a leaf, and vibrating it until it makes a sound.
3. Stephen Colbert exists in the Marvel Universe; he ran for president and he helped Spider Man defeat a villain.
4. Spiders use hydraulic pressure in their legs to move. When they die, the liquid drains out, which is why their legs curl up.
5. Marvel once published a comic about “Your friendly neighborhood Spider Ham” in 1983. He was a “Spider Pig” named Peter Porker.
6. Insecticides are not formulated to kill spiders and are often ineffective against them since spiders are not insects.
7. Hugh Hefner has a zoo license. Among his many pets are peacocks and spider monkeys.
8. If a Wandering Spider (found in Brazil) bites a person, it can cause a serious erection that may lead to impotence in the victim.
9. Daddy longlegs are not actually spiders and have no venom.
10. People frightened of spiders are likely to perceive them as larger and closer than they actually are.
11. The spider family Uloboridae does not produce venom. Instead, it crushes its prey to death.
12. Some mushrooms are carnivorous. They eat spiders and roundworms.
13. The average American consumes 1.2 pounds of spider eggs a year and eat 2.5 pounds of insect parts a year.
14. Spiders hate peppermint oil. Put some in a squirt bottle with water, spray your garage and all door frames, then watch the spiders run!
15. 85% of "spider bites" are usually something else, like an infection of a flea bite.
16. Spiders hate peppermint oil. Put some in a squirt bottle water and spray your garage and all door frames
17. Spiders hate peppermint oil. Put some in a squirt bottle with water, spray your garage and all door frames, then watch the spiders run
18. On average, people fear spiders more than they do death.
19. The "fact" about swallowing spiders in your sleep is a myth in fact, it was made up in 1993 to see how quickly the myth would spread.
20. You are statistically more likely to be killed by a champagne cork than by a poisonous spider.
21. The water spider lives underwater but breathes air by using its web to create an underwater sac that stores air bubbles.
22. Scientists have cured arachnophobia by making patients stare at spider like objects, such as dreadlocks or a tripod.
23. More than 43, 000 spider species are known, and at least that many remain undiscovered.
24. There are spiders big enough to eat snakes in Australia.
25. Sea spiders are known to live as deep as 23, 000 feet below the surface of the ocean.
26. Spiders can spin webs in zero gravity.
27. Crabs are distant relatives of spiders.
28. Never step on spiders. You could be stepping on a female with eggs, and they’ll stick to your shoes and hatch all over your car and house.
29. Peacocks are ground feeders.They hunt for small animals, like spiders, reptiles & amphibians, in tall grasses and minnows in shallow streams
30. Spider Man grew up at 20 Ingram Street in Queens. The address exists in real life, and the family that lives there is the Parkers.
31. The Marvel publisher overseeing Stan Lee in the 60s thought Spider Man would be a flop.
32. Golden orb weaver spiders can catch birds in their webs.
33. If the 5 trillion spiders in the Netherlands took to eating humans rather than insects, they'd consume all 16.7 million Dutch people in just three days.
34. A spider's silk is stronger than steel.
35. Spider monkeys like banana daiquiris.
36. Spiders have transparent blood.
37. You are more likely to be killed by a champagne cork than a poisonous spider.