Spiders are listening to you….

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According to scientists spiders can hear everything you do and say. This is a huge surprise because spiders do not have ears.

US and Israeli scientists have been monitoring spiders and testing them for sometime and they have found some alarming facts.

The researchers say that tiny hairs on the forelegs of jumping spiders – and likely others – get stimulated by vibrations in the room. This then activates an area in their brains involved with sound processing.

Previously it was believed that spiders could only detect sounds from a few centimeters away.

This amazing discovery was found by accident.

The group of scientists had been working on ways to make neural recordings from the brains of jumping spiders using tiny probes in their tiny brains.

One of the researchers crossed the room and his chair squeaked, which pinged their recording equipment.

So, they tested for distance, clapping close to the spider then farther and farther away, until they were outside the recording room five metres from the spider. Amazingly, the spider picked up the sound.

Based on everything that we know about spider this shouldn’t be possible.

It seems those sensory hairs that work up close also work over a long distance.

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makauri
makauri
5 years ago

thats scary!!!

Amy.a
Amy.a
5 years ago

Awesome news!

AwareAwesomeEpicRedNinja21
AwareAwesomeEpicRedNinja21
5 years ago

Cool
That’s super duper interesting

ShadowCheeseGirl
ShadowCheeseGirl
5 years ago

Wow… that’s super creepy :/

MinecraftMegs
MinecraftMegs
5 years ago

I going to talk to a spider and see if it hears me!

Georgia.h
Georgia.h
5 years ago

What if the spiders are listening… Right Now!?

mackenzie
mackenzie
5 years ago

That’s cool I always talk to the spiders in my room

heather.h
heather.h
4 years ago

wow amazing but scary

Jyzal
Jyzal
4 years ago

This is freaky

Setiva
Setiva
4 years ago

scary i catched a spider yesterday

Bella
Bella
4 years ago

I knew they could hear ages ago though, shout something in the direction of a spider and they move away!

Spider Man
Spider Man
2 years ago

good because I’m Spiderman!

Anonymous
Anonymous
2 years ago

IM never talking around spiders agian :/ :/

Anonymous
Anonymous
2 years ago

FUN FUN FUN FUN FUN

but scary

Wyatt
Wyatt
2 years ago

THATS AWESOME

Spider guy
Spider guy
2 years ago

Cool!

Anonymous
Anonymous
2 years ago

not scary

David
David
2 years ago

So if there’s a spider it can hear me? But I still don’t really care because spider don’t understand English (well I don’t think they can) so it doesn’t really matter if they can hear us.

Anonymous
Anonymous
2 years ago

did they hear me snore

Anonymous
Anonymous
2 years ago

wow

Anonymous
Anonymous
2 years ago

This news creeps me out.

Anonymous
Anonymous
2 years ago

scary

Alyssa
Alyssa
2 years ago

Do spiders actually hear you

Anonymous
Anonymous
2 years ago

come on everyone should know that by now it’s 2018
(who knows that stuff?!?)

Atsuki
Atsuki
2 years ago

It says that this was found on accident??? I don’t think so xd

Anonymous
Anonymous
2 years ago

ooh scary

bbb
bbb
2 years ago

wow why would they listen to our conversations?

Lu
Lu
2 years ago

I was watching a spider when I read this and told it to go away, it actually left me!

Anonymous
Anonymous
2 years ago

Interesting

Anonymous
Anonymous
2 years ago

Creeeeepy

caleb
caleb
2 years ago

really think so

Anonymous
Anonymous
2 years ago

at least they can understand us
PHEW

Anonymous
Anonymous
2 years ago

yesterday i found a daddy long leg in my room and talked to it. does daddy long legs hear u or is it only jumping spiders

Anonymous
Anonymous
2 years ago

hey who likes spiders

Dylan
Dylan
2 years ago

that is an amazing discovery

Anonymous
Anonymous
2 years ago

cool

Hettie
Hettie
2 years ago

I believe that they can hear you and I think that its cool but I dont know if they can actually understand you.

guest
guest
2 years ago

creepy,weird ,amazed ,shocking ,at the same time looks like there hear our conversations and secrets well to bad they can not understand English what if they dunno

jy11709
jy11709
2 years ago

i think there are some in my room right NOW

illumanate△
illumanate△
2 years ago

Me gonna get a spider and he will be my pet?

TIffany
TIffany
2 years ago

I think this is a very great news because i never knew that!

Anonymous
Anonymous
2 years ago

Um im wondriing if they can uderrstand enlish or other languge

sup guy
sup guy
2 years ago

hey i seen a spider in my house and i been talking to it i ask if we could play hide n seek and i said ‘u hide and i count’ i count up to 100 and i was done and then i found it

Anonymous
Anonymous
2 years ago

that is cazy

Anonymous
Anonymous
2 years ago

🙁 🙂

Jayden
Jayden
2 years ago

I think that is really neat.

Jayden
Jayden
2 years ago

I like MINCRAFT SPIDERS. They can understand me too?!?! DAT AWESOME!

Someone
Someone
2 years ago

Im moving to australia……….. Bye

me
me
2 years ago

cool

Anonymous
Anonymous
2 years ago

good

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