The Coffee Fix

Everybody loves coffee. From the day Juan Valdez planted the very first coffee bean, to the present incarnation of corporate factory coffee, the world has been in love. There is nothing like the feeling of the thick black liquid flowing in your blood, focusing your mind like a laser beam, and releasing your primal urge to talk really fast. All of human civilization has been leading up to this point; the ability to harness the inner power of the coffee bean for the good of mankind.

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Thursday, July 27, 2006

Spider webs on caffeine

So, I'm pretty sure everyone has heard of this already, but there was some work done to see the effects of drug exposure on a spider's ability to make webs. I couldn't find the original article, but here is a website about it.

They exposed spiders to different drugs (LSD, marijuana, caffeine...) and took pictures of the webs the spiders made. The caffeinated spider web came out very erratic. Here is a "healthy" web next to the caffeinated web:










Another interesting fact about caffeine is that it is an appetite suppressant. So, while the caffeinated spider web will most likely not catch anything, it's ok because the spider will not be hungry.

2 Comments:

Blogger Tim said...

hmmm. So I guess thats why I have never seen a spider drinking coffee.

10:14 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks!! This info was great help on a project!

5:34 PM  

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