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So many legs! – a quick quiz Quiz

by David, 8 September 2022 | 1 comments

We humans only have 2 legs, but a lot of creatures have many more. Do you have the legs to go the distance and get 5/5 on this quiz?

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Superhero science – a quick quiz Quiz

by Jasmine, 1 June 2022 | 0 comments

The imaginary worlds of superheroes often rely on real-world science. Can you pick fact from fiction in our superhero science quiz?

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Weird and wacky spiders Book

by David, 10 August 2017 | 4 comments

A small, furry spider.

Some of Australia’s spiders have terrifying names. Funnelweb and Redback are names that scream danger. Even the helpful Huntsman Spider sounds like it could be out to get you. But not all spiders have scary names. How would you feel about meeting a spider called Sparklemuffin?

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Happy Halloween! World’s biggest spider News

by Jasmine, 31 October 2014 | 0 comments

A big hairy spider

Written by Julia Cleghorn Imagine you’re walking on your own through the forest, late at night, and suddenly stumble across a giant, hairy spider. Frightening thought? Best not to dwell on it too much then. It did happen, though, to an entomologist – and what better day to discuss it than Halloween!

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D-N-Aargh! News

by Sarah, 17 January 2014 | 0 comments

a large black spider with an orange back.

Written by Neha Karl Are you scared of spiders or heights? According to recent research, someone in your family could be the reason for your phobia. We have long thought that a phobia or fear is caused by a mix of personal experiences and the environment we live in. This idea was challenged recently

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