Scientists Find World's Oldest Spider Web (Until Another, Much Older One Is Found)

December 16, 2008


Scientists have found what they believe to be the world's oldest and least circular spider web, encased in a piece of amber. It's allegedly 140 million years-old.

"It's not a striking, perfect web," Braddy said. "(But) this seems to confirm that spiders were building orb webs back in the early Cretaceous" -- the geological term for the period of time between 145.5 and 65.5 million years ago when dinosaurs and small mammals shared the earth.

Are you thinking what I'm thinking? If it's, "let's clone whatever that spider bit and have sex with it", then you are. High five for being on the same page.

Oldest Spider Web Found, Scientist Says [aolnews]

Thanks to Pat, who doesn't get bitten by spiders because he bites them. That's pretty freaking sick, Pat.

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