Weekly Dose of Woah #49 [November 6, 2019]

Spider Flying

Did you know that spiders can fly? It blew our minds as well. While the gladiator spider made us say woah in Issue #37, this insight had us asking “how did we not learn this in 5th grade?!”

The phenomenon, known as ballooning, relies on leveraging earth’s electric fields, and can send spiders 100s of miles.

Check out the video below for how spiders make this happen.

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About Nicco Reggente, PhD 164 Articles
Nicco is the co-founder and CEO of WoahStork and Strain Genie-- two companies dedicated to bringing to life his passion of bringing personalized medicine to the cannabis industry. Nicco received his PhD from UCLA in cognitive neuroscience with a focus on machine learning applied to neuroimaging datasets. He previously received two B.As from NYU in Psychology and Philosophy.

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