Little Miss Muffet sat on her tuffet, eating her curds and whey…
Miss Muffet was a real person! Her father, Dr. Mouffet believed that spiders could heal when eaten. Eek! If he was my dad, I’d be frightened of spiders, too!
The largest spider in the world is the Giant Bird-eating spider. One that was found had a leg span of 28 cm (11 inches)!
The smallest spider is the Patu Marplesi. You could fit 10 of them on the end of a pencil.
The kindest and most intelligent spider, of course, would have to be Charlotte, from the book Charlotte’s Web, since she could not only spell but saves the pig, Wilbur’s, life!
Spider silk is possibly the strongest material in the world! Scientists believe that if they gathered the same weight of spider web as a piece of steel, the web would be
much stronger than the steel!
As hard as scientists try, they cannot match or copy the silk.