Effects Of Drugs And Alcohol On Spider Webs

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.

36 thoughts on “Effects Of Drugs And Alcohol On Spider Webs”

  1. Stew says:

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

  2. Eric says:

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

  3. TMT says:

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

    Thanks for posting.

  4. Kenric says:

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

  5. soj says:

    hahaha, thats gold

  6. Michael Kwan says:

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

  7. Alex Becker says:

    What this is fake?

  8. That’s a great advert :)

  9. Ha ha brilliant! Never seen this before.

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

  10. Nomar says:

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

  11. feverinlove says:

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

  12. HMTKSteve says:

    Good stuff John…

    How do you find these things?

  13. Leftblank says:

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

    HMTKSteve, notice the ‘Break.com’ in the right lower corner? They post plenty of movies everyday, and sometimes there are nice ones out there ๐Ÿ˜‰

  14. Raghu says:

    Interesting one !

  15. Nomar says:

    break.com is great yes, first they were big-boys.com, still redirects by the way..

    great source

  16. HMTKSteve says:


    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?

  17. Gdog says:

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

  18. Tyler says:

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

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

  19. Alex Becker says:

    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.

  20. derrich says:

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

  21. Dave says:

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

  22. Tony says:

    Welcome to Spiders Anonymous

  23. Andrew says:

    That is crazy! Great posting John! Thank you

  24. Leftblank says:

    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 ๐Ÿ˜‰

  25. Sonia says:

    Environment Canada.. Are they making movies? ๐Ÿ˜‰

  26. Andy says:

    Saw that on Digg – Great Clip

  27. Ed Lau says:

    …what the hell?

  28. Tony says:

    Clearly spiders have no alcohol tollerance.

    This is like druging children and telling them to finger-paint… but spiders have no legal rights ๐Ÿ˜‰

  29. Here I was ready for some scientific experiments.

    And BAM! blindsided!

    very funny!

  30. marlon says:

    Cool video!
    what wordpress plugin do you use for videos

  31. John Chow says:

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

  32. debbie downer


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

    read the credits sometime, public-schoolers.

  33. 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.

  34. Jane says:

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

  35. Jerry


    Fake but nice

  36. Brady


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

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