By Mark Esposito, Guest Blogger
NASA researchers wondered what would happen to spiders if treated to a variety of mind altering substances. The drugs chosen were LSD, Speed, Marijuana, and Caffeine. To test their faculties the researchers administered the drugs then let spiders be spiders and build their webs. Here are the results:
There was some overlap in arachnid versus human performance. “According to the researchers, the spider that was high on marijuana did a fair job weaving, but then got bored or distracted and didn’t finish. The one on speed went really fast, but without much awareness of the overall picture: It left large gaps. The acid-tripping spider wove a psychedelic, symmetrical web that was very pretty but not great at catching bugs.”
Makes you wonder about that second cup of coffee this morning.
Source: NASA via Life’s Little Mysteries
~Mark Esposito, Guest Blogger