Nature

The bird eating spider is found in northern South America. (Photo: Needpix.com/Michael Stirling)

Theraphosa blondi: The Bird Eating Spider

The bird eating spider, also known as the Goliath birdeater, is the largest spider on the planet. Despite its name, however, it rarely preys on birds, preferring small rodents, amphibians, and insects instead.

Flies can nap during the day but do the majority of their sleeping at night. In fact the sleeping patterns of flies are remarkably similar to human sleeping habits. (Photo: Pixabay/Janeenga)

Do Flies Sleep?

So many factors surrounding sleep still baffle scientists. Flies who have remarkably similar sleeping patterns to humans are helping to unlock some of these mysteries.

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