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Effects Of Drugs And Alcohol On Spider Webs

written by John Chow on January 2, 2007

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In the 1960s, Dr. Peter Witt gave spiders various kinds of drugs and alcohol to observe the effects on their webs. The results, shown in this Environment Canada Wildlife Service video, were pretty interesting.

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Stew January 2, 2007 at 7:32 pm

hahaha I just saw this on my forums 5 minutes ago. I’m the caffeine spider :)

Eric January 2, 2007 at 7:54 pm

haha, im literally rolling off my chair, like a retard I naturally thought it was legit at first.

TMT January 2, 2007 at 8:00 pm

One of the funnier videos I’ve seen in a while.

Thanks for posting.

Kenric January 2, 2007 at 8:51 pm

LOL, that’s good. I got black widows all around my house. I’m going to give them some weed tomorrow.

soj January 2, 2007 at 9:15 pm

hahaha, thats gold

Michael Kwan January 2, 2007 at 9:17 pm

Haha, that got me going for the first little while, until I saw the weed spider build a hammock.

Alex Becker January 2, 2007 at 9:25 pm

What this is fake?

Donncha O Caoimh January 2, 2007 at 11:12 pm

That’s a great advert :)

StrangeProgress January 2, 2007 at 11:24 pm

Ha ha brilliant! Never seen this before.

“Building webs was for suckas..” ha ha!

Nomar January 3, 2007 at 12:58 am

hmm.. i am hearing the sound.. but not seeing the movie???

feverinlove January 3, 2007 at 1:40 am

Seen the pictures before but never saw the actual video. Nice find John

HMTKSteve January 3, 2007 at 2:33 am

Good stuff John…

How do you find these things?

Leftblank January 3, 2007 at 2:37 am

Pretty nice advert, didn’t see it before (even though I check often)

HMTKSteve, notice the ‘’ in the right lower corner? They post plenty of movies everyday, and sometimes there are nice ones out there ;)

Raghu January 3, 2007 at 2:42 am

Interesting one !

Nomar January 3, 2007 at 3:41 am is great yes, first they were, still redirects by the way..

great source

HMTKSteve January 3, 2007 at 4:59 am


My work PC is blocking the content…

I saw the video this morning while at home but… How does one find the time to search these video sites to find the good stuff?

Gdog January 3, 2007 at 5:40 am

Haha…whoa, now that’s a crazy spider. Alcohol is evil!!!

Tyler January 3, 2007 at 6:46 am

Ahaha that’s great, the weed spider became the Crack spiders bitch!

Crazy hamock though, I’d take one of those.

Alex Becker January 3, 2007 at 6:46 am

HMTKSteve think of Break as a blog. Every day they post about 4-6 videos. You just check on a regular basis. Some are funny some are not.

derrich January 3, 2007 at 7:21 am

First time for me too. I can’t believe it.

Dave January 3, 2007 at 7:49 am

hahah, this is hilarious…first time I’ve seen it too.

Tony January 3, 2007 at 10:24 am

Welcome to Spiders Anonymous

Andrew January 3, 2007 at 10:27 am

That is crazy! Great posting John! Thank you

Leftblank January 3, 2007 at 11:50 am

HMTKSteve, Break is user contributed, they’ve got a page you can submit/send your movies, they even give out rewards every now and then, so well, there you’ve got the time ;)

Sonia January 3, 2007 at 2:28 pm

Environment Canada.. Are they making movies? ;)

Andy January 3, 2007 at 2:47 pm

Saw that on Digg – Great Clip

Ed Lau January 3, 2007 at 8:42 pm

…what the hell?

Tony January 3, 2007 at 8:45 pm

Clearly spiders have no alcohol tollerance.

This is like druging children and telling them to finger-paint… but spiders have no legal rights ;)

Charles Hamel January 4, 2007 at 10:32 am

Here I was ready for some scientific experiments.

And BAM! blindsided!

very funny!

marlon January 4, 2007 at 6:52 pm

Cool video!
what wordpress plugin do you use for videos

John Chow January 4, 2007 at 7:32 pm

I don’t use any plugin. Just the supplied embed codes.

debbie downer January 10, 2007 at 10:04 pm

that video is antidrug propaganda created specifically as a viral by the Church of Christ.

read the credits sometime, public-schoolers.

Nick Witkoski January 13, 2007 at 3:36 pm

at first, i was mad that they tricked me, I wanted to see the real effects, but in the end I think that this clip was far more funny than whatever the real one would show.

Jane January 14, 2007 at 7:03 pm

One quote…”The Crack Spider’s Bi%&h.” I wasn’t expecting that one!

Jerry January 18, 2007 at 7:26 pm

Fake but nice

Brady January 23, 2007 at 5:41 pm

Laughed my assoff… Sent it to a friend who is the THC spider. Hope he gets the message..