Archive for May, 2007

10 Jack Bauer Gadgets

Friday, May 25th, 2007

If you’ve been reading from the beginning, you’ll know that I have a thing for Jack Bauer. Well, not a THING, as such. Just that he’s the only man as hard as a funnel web spider.

Here’s a list of 10 Gadgets Jack Bauer Can’t Live Without.

Shimmering curtains of orb spider webs

Tuesday, May 15th, 2007

Not something you’ll find funnel web spiders doing, and you wouldn’t want them to.

Head on over to The Age’s Spiders’ work a perfect web sight on line to see their article and photo about orb spiders. Apparently when the orb spiders are ready to leave their nest, they throw out a length of silk and let the wind take them where it will.

Can you imagine the carnage and chaos if thousands of funnel web spiders started doing that on a regular basis? How would you feel walking under those power lines (see the photo in the article) knowing there were killers waiting to pounce?