Spiders Rain From The Sky In Australia

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Emergency spider pest control was needed when the people from a small village in Australia were flooded with thousands of spiders falling from the sky.

This crazy phenomenon occurred at Goulburn with many residents that weren’t lucky enough to be indoors being covered in hundreds of spiders. Many woman reported they had arachnids stuck in their hair and a few men stated they had spiders crawling through their beards.

The spider rain lasted about 30 minutes and left the village covered in cobwebs but this is not a one off incident. Spiders have been found to fall from the sky on numerous occasions in different countries.

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The reason for this bizarre event is because some spiders have developed a special way to travel long distances. These clever little bugs build parachutes from their webbing and let the wind carry them away.

Using this technique spiders can travel for hundreds of kilometers and have been doing so for hundreds of years.

The most common time of year to see these flying spiders is between the months of May and August and it is believed that they travel in huge numbers to avoid being eaten predators such as birds.

But it’s not just the spiders that become a nuisance, the area where they land becomes covered in a sticky white layer of cobwebs. At first glance it could be mistaken for snow but once you see the thousands of spiders crawling through it you realize it’s not.

And what do they call this terrifying layer of web? Angel hair.

On a plus side the spiders that fall from the sky are quite small, but could you imagine if it was spiders the size of tarantulas that were raining down on you.

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It’s not just Australia that needs spider pest control for flying spiders, these arachnids have also been reported to fall from the sky in many parts of North and South America, especially in Brazil.

What would you do if it started raining spiders where you live?

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Facts about Australia

1. A lot of land for few people

Australia is a giant country in area, it has 7.6 million km², and there are only 24 million inhabitants on the island, which would give less than three people per square kilometer. The population density in China is 136 people per km².

2. More animals than people

According to Australian government estimates, the country has 34 million kangaroos and more than 150 million sheep, against 24 million humans. It doesn’t have more camels than people, but it is the country with the most wild camels in the world: it is estimated that more than 1 million live on the island.

3. Dangerous animals

Australia is home to 20 of the 25 most venomous snakes in the world. It has 1,500 species of spiders, some – like the Sydney Funnelweb – with deadly venom. It has crocodiles over 4 meters long in the sea, as well as sharks and poisonous jellyfish. The island’s fauna is unique.

4. There’s a lot, BUT A LOT of snow

Australia is known for beaches, high temperatures in the summer and even burns due to the heat. However, Australia’s mountain range, on the border between the states of Victoria and New South Wales, receives more snow than Switzerland.

5. Equal rights

Australia was the second country in the world to give women the right to vote. The first was the neighboring island of New Zealand.

6. Island of Criminals

The first boats of European colonization took criminals (about 160 thousand) to Australia and the island was for years a penal colony. It is estimated that in 1828 half of the population in New South Wales were criminals. In 1868, 40% of Australians of European descent had criminal ancestors. In 2007, the estimate rose to 22% of Australians.

7. The World on an Island

The natives of Australia are unknown. What is known is that the first to arrive were the aborigines, more than 40 thousand years ago. With European settlement, people from all over the world have adopted the land of kangaroos as their new home: more than a quarter of the Australian population is born in another country and more than 200 languages ​​and dialects are spoken on the island.

8. G’day, arvo, righto…

Australian English has a unique vocabulary and hardly a word is not abbreviated. The story behind this is that the first Europeans to arrive in Australia consumed more alcohol than any other community in human history. Drunk, they would have created new pronunciations and terms for English, passed down from generation to generation.

9. Inventions in Australia

Australians are responsible for the following inventions: airplane black box, smoke alarm, aspirin, long-lasting contact lenses, two-intensity toilet flushes, hearing aids, UGG boots and more other work tools. The world’s first gay radio station – Joy Radio – was created in Australia, in Melbourne, in 1993.

10. In theaters

Nicole Kidman, Cate Blanchett, Mel Gibson, Health Ledger and Geoffrey Rush are among Hollywood’s famous Australians. Russell Crowe moved from New Zealand to Australia at the age of four, so he can be considered Aussie. The land of kangaroos was also the setting for major productions such as The Matrix, Star Wars and X-Men.