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Amazingly Intricate Spider Web Uses Suspended Rock As An Anchor

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We’ve all gazed upon some remarkable, sometimes seemingly impossible spider webs in our lifetimes and thought to ourselves how the heck did they manage that?! These guys are master architects and they’re not afraid to show it. But one of our creepy eight-legged friends has recently taken web-building to another level and demonstrated some serious problem-solving skills.

The scenario: garden spider wants to construct a web along the underside of a garage roof.

The problem: the angle of the roof was too shallow for anchoring.

The solution: spider entwines a small rock in the web and suspends it, successfully holding the bottom of the web.