Web 2.0

Got Arachnaphobia? Here’s Your Worst Nightmare“, from today’s New York Times: “[T]he discovery of a vast web crawling with millions of spiders that is spreading across several acres of a North Texas park is causing a stir among scientists, and park visitors . . . Sheets of web have encased several mature oak trees and are thick enough in places to block out the sun . . . The gossamer strands, slowly overtaking a lakefront peninsula, emit a fetid odor, perhaps from the dead insects entwined in the silk. The web whines with the sound of countless mosquitoes and flies trapped in its folds . . . The web may be a combined effort of social cobweb spiders. But their large communal webs generally take years to build, experts say, and this web was formed in just a few months.”

That’s what happens when social coweb spiders get into the Red Bull.