did I ever tell you guys about the time when I worked at the grocery store and a lady came to my register with just a single cucumber and blatantly told me “I’m gonna masturbate with this tonight”
salvador dali drawing a penis on a woman’s head and signing it as picasso
This spider was trapped in tree resin about 20 million years ago. Over time, the resin fossilized to amber, preserving the animal inside. Specimens like this are helpful given that spiders don’t fossilize well in sediment. They offer researchers good information about the group’s more recent history. The oldest known amber specimen is from around 130 million years ago. This specimen was collected in the Dominican Republic.
Learn more in our exhibition, Spiders Alive! open now.
130 million years isn’t all that long