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The Silken Marvel

Can you imagine a spider's web so large that it can be used as a fishing net? There's a spider in Papua New Guinea whose web is used for just that purpose!
The spider which is of the type known as orb-weaver builds the web, which can be upto 7 metres across, between trees. The Papuans take down the web and use it as a fishing net!
A sticky substance coating the silken threads acts as waterproofing and the net is strong and elastic to bear the weight of a large fish!

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