Podcast: Can It Really Rain Spiders?

by Ryan Schleeter

October 27, 2015

Check out episode four of Completely Optional Knowledge, the podcast that answers questions you never knew you had. Some things in life are #CompletelyOptinonal — satisfying your curiosity doesn’t have to be one of them.

Vancouver meteorologist Kristi Gordon had an ill-timed on-air run in with an arachnid guest descending on her from above. Now she wants to know where it came from and if it could [shudder] happen again. Australian naturalist Martyn Robinson has the story of how these how these “raining spiders” learned to fly.

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By Ryan Schleeter

Ryan Schleeter is an online content producer at Greenpeace USA interested in cities and sustainability. His writing has appeared in National Geographic, Grist, GreenBiz, EcoWatch, and more. Find him on Twitter @ryschlee.

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Originally published at www.greenpeace.org on October 27, 2015.