Jumping spiders skip web-spinning and instead use their eight eyes to track their next meal and then they leap – up to 50 times their own body length – to capture their unsuspecting prey.
Some lizards have green blood.
Spiders cannot chew. Instead spiders liquify the inside of their prey with a chemical they produce and then suck up the juices.
Superstition about the number 13 still runs high in the United States. Many hotels do not have a 13th floor (well, they do, but they call it floor 14) because so many people refuse to stay on this floor. Flying on Friday the 13th or taking a thirteenth row seat on a train or airplane is considered a big “no, no” by many people who truly fear this number.
Traditionally, in Scandinavia when a child lost a tooth it was burned. They thought that if a witch found it, the witch could hex the child.
Apparently, there are insurance companies, such as reputable Lloyd’s of London, that will sell policies to insure individuals that happen to morph into a werewolf or a vampire. Apparently, hundreds of people have purchased such coverage. In America, would turning into a werewolf be considered a pre-existing condition?
In 2002, the 500-year old Royal Falcon Hotel in England was inclined to purchase insurance that would cover any incidents that lead to death or disability from ghosts and/or other parapsychological phenomenon. According to BBC news, the Royal Falcon pays $768 a year for the nearly $1.5 million in coverage.
A phobia of Halloween is called Samhainphobia. Are you Samhainphobic? If you are I apologize for all of these unnerving spooky and creepy factoids! Sweet dreams….