27 Dec '11, 2pm

Small spiders have TERRIFYING GIANT BRAINS

Tiny spiders are tiny, but relative to their body size it turns out their brains are ginormous . In some cases, 80 percent of a spider's body cavity contains central nervous tissues. Other spiders store parts of their brains in their legs. In other words, step on a tiny spider, and most of the goo that comes out will be braaaaains. Or think of it like this: If dogs breeds had a similar relationship to brain size, chihuahuas would have brains all the way to their tails.

Full article: http://www.grist.org/list/2011-12-27-small-spiders-have-t...

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