Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Little known fact

Cobwebs can withstand automatic dishwashers.


There was spider that had taken up residence in one of my KitchenAid attachments. After throwing it onto the floor to scare him out (and subsequently squashing him), I tossed the whisk attachment in the dishwasher. Once the load was done, the whisk still had remnants of cobweb on it. No longer sticky, but definitely still there. That spider silk is wicked strong (heat & soap resistant) stuff!! :-D

1 comment:

LoroJoro said...

Posted 1/26/2007 12:21 AM

I believe Coart told me that if scientists could find a way to cheaply synthesize spider silk in quantities large enough to form into cords or ropes, they would be FAR stronger than steel cables.

pretty amazing for stuff that just leaks out of a spider's butt for free ...