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Top 7 Coolest Recently Discovered Species

By Becky Ferreira Sep 27, 2012

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Darwin's Bark Spider

Now, this is a spider. These crazy beasts are not only enormous, their silk is the toughest biologically-made material ever discovered: it's about twice as strong as any other spider silk and ten times tougher than Kevlar. On top of that, their webs are the largest ever observed in the world, often spanning 30 square feet! They are the Titans of the arachnid world.

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Becky Ferreira

Becky Ferreira is a writer, performer, and raptor based in New York.

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