Picture of the day

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 15 January, 2003, 12:00am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 15 January, 2003, 12:00am
 

Men sporting Spiderman outfits climb down the side of a high-rise hotel in Bangkok, Thailand, as a promotional stunt for the new Spiderman movie.


Do you know . . . how real spiders climb smooth walls and glass windows without falling off? Many hunting spiders have special tufts with superfine hairs on their feet that help them to stick to slick surfaces. Not all spiders have these special hairs. That is why you sometimes find a spider stuck in your bathtub.


Graphic: PIWE10GES


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