Raining Spiders in Australia Leave Australians Psychologically Scarred For Life

Raining Spiders in Australia Leave Australians Psychologically Scarred For Life

Got a real fear of the creepy crawlies? Do spiders make you flip out like a crazy person? They’re not our favorite animal either by any means, but if you’re planning on visiting Australia anytime soon you might want to take an umbrella with you. ...

Got a real fear of the creepy crawlies? Do spiders make you flip out like a crazy person? They’re not our favorite animal either by any means, but if you’re planning on visiting Australia anytime soon you might want to take an umbrella with you.

That’s right, your worst nightmare is actually a possibility. On May 18, 2015, a storm of millions of baby spiders fell from the sky in Australia’s Southern Tablelands. How is such a nightmare possible? Small spiders can shoot out a silk parachute of sorts from high-reaching trees. When the wind picks up the spider can then travel a large distance simply floating in the air.

This phenomenon is actually normal, but it’s very rare for so many spiders to ‘balloon’ in concert. You can imagine the local weather station’s surprise when they saw not rain, but baby spiders everywhere!

Source – Discovery

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