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When spiders get stoned

Post by Moni »

Some incredibly useful trivia from this page... apparently all unused weed supplies go into science - good to know that.

Scientists at the United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) have turned their attention from the mysteries of the cosmos to a more esoteric area of research: what happens when you get a spider stoned.

Spiders on marijuana made a reasonable stab at spinning webs but appeared to lose concentration about half-way through. Those on Benzedrine - "speed" - spin their webs "with great gusto, but apparently without much planning leaving large holes", according to New Scientist magazine.

Caffeine, one of the most common drugs consumed by Britons in soft drinks, tea and coffee, makes spiders incapable of spinning anything better than a few threads strung together at random. On chloral hydrat, an ingredient of sleeping pills, spiders "drop off before they even get started".

Picture proof from another site:

normal spider

spider on weed

spider on caffeine

I don't want to appear insensitive, but the caffeine pic made me laugh
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Post by Betty Felon »

haha, good stuff.
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Post by Yarn »

Very funny indeed.
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Post by Robots r 1337 »

i wonder what a robotic spiders web would be like. it would definetly depend on the level of the robots technology, like if it was a nowaday robot it would be blocky and square, but if it was one of the robots that lived before they built the earth, it would probably be very geometrical and made with such precision that the spider would have extra time to add cool shapes or writing or a maze into the pattern
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