29 Dec '12, 6pm

MOST READ STORY OF 2012: Check out the world's largest garment made entirely from golden spider silk!

Before anyone asks, no, it’s not bulletproof. But that doesn’t mean that the glistening yellow cape—the world’s largest garment made entirely from spider silk —isn’t a massive feat of engineering to be marveled (it is and you should). Exhibited at London's Victoria & Albert Museum in January, the textile gets its unearthly gleam from the undyed filaments of the golden orb spider, a species of arachnid commonly found in Madagascar. Girl power can be taken literally in this instance: Only the females produce the coveted silk.

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