Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Fact of the Day: Spider Spin

The word spider is derived from the Old English spinnan which is realted to the modern word spin

14 comments:

Mary Kirkland said...

I kinda like spiders. When I find one in my apartment, I take him outside.

Kati said...

Ah, that is interesting! In German a spider is called "Spinne"!

-Kati

Huggybear said...

Interesting - here in Australia we have deadly spiders so spider
catching is very dangerous. Some species can kill within 1/2 hour.
So if any reader comes here - avoid spiders just like sharks, feral pigs,
feral water buffaloes, crocodiles and our lovely venomous snakes!
B J Hunnicut aka Colin

Pat Hatt said...

And spin they sure can do

happyone said...

A good name for them since they are great spinners.

DEZMOND said...

they're so fast in spinning their webs, it takes them literally nanoseconds to web it

Martha said...

Seems like the perfect name.

Christine said...

Interesting.

Blue Grumpster said...

You do?

Blue Grumpster said...

Did you clock them? :p

stephen Hayes said...

I admire spiders and appreciate that they eat many of the bugs that would torment me. But I don't want them on me or interacting with me.

The Happy Whisk said...

That makes sense.

Linda said...

Lovely photo!

Linda said...

Lovely photo!