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This Is Why Millions Of Spiders Are Raining Down On Australia

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Think of your worst nightmares. Do any include millions of spiders raining down from the sky? Well, then you’re lucky you don’t live in Goulburn, Australia, located just 125 miles from Sydney, which is currently covered in countless baby spiders and their webs.

This freak occurrence can be explained by the fact that baby spiders try to separate themselves from their brothers and sisters and find their own turf in a process called “ballooning.” They climb up to higher ground, release silk, and wait for the wind to take them away. In this case, there was probably a huge nest of mother spiders for there to be such an extreme ballooning effect.

Luckily ballooning to this degree doesn't happen very often, so you’re probably safe. Probably.

(Photo Credit: Reuters)  

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