Causing one of the most common phobias, our eight-legged friends are a type of arthropod, the most abundant phylum on Earth and are found on every continent aside from Antarctica. Spiders produce silk, which the majority use to spin webs. Spiders are always very popular on news sites, probably one of the reason arachnophobia is so common. From raining spiders to beautiful peacock spiders to spiders with wings, they are animals that have fascinated us all for many years.

Do animals fart?

We are all prone to passing a little gas, but there is more than a delicate whiff of flatulence facts floating around some of our stinky friends in the animal kingdom.

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Eight of nature’s grooviest dancing animals

From the honeybee to the humpback whale, animals dance to show off to potential mates, canoodle with loved ones and even to tell family members the whereabouts of food. We count down eight of nature’s greatest dance moves.