Slingshot Spiders Put Fighter Pilots to Shame

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There are all kinds of ways that a spider can catch its prey, but few species are as extreme as the slingshot spider!
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  1. SciShow
    21 ditë më parë

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    1. Churchill
      10 ditë më parë

      There are no Slingshot Spiders. What you are talking about are ray spiders.

  2. 101 101
    3 ditë më parë

    “SS reloads and fires.” I’ve heard that before!

  3. B
    5 ditë më parë

    For the algorithm.

  4. Fragile Like a Bomb
    Fragile Like a Bomb
    10 ditë më parë

    So what your really saying is, coraline, in reality, would have totally been killed by the other mother without a doubt. There was no way she could have escaped that web or g forces if she snapped it back. But then we wouldn’t have bright, bold, courageous coralline winning over her tormentor.

  5. cedric eric
    cedric eric
    10 ditë më parë

    How can an insect that small enginer such a thing

  6. Greg Crockett
    Greg Crockett
    15 ditë më parë

    Spiders are the best

  7. Zes
    16 ditë më parë

    no such thing as shamx or better or not, cepux, do, be, can do, be any nmwanda nsy perfx

  8. Edward Turner
    Edward Turner
    17 ditë më parë

    These spiders give me the heebie-jeebies!

  9. Ross h23
    Ross h23
    18 ditë më parë

    It's time for a haircut Mike

  10. B B64
    B B64
    18 ditë më parë

    You don’t feel anything when you are falling. One G is what you feel sitting in a chair.

  11. Meme Shorti
    Meme Shorti
    19 ditë më parë

    Huh…why did the thumbnail changed?

  12. Aulia Syifa Rodhiya
    Aulia Syifa Rodhiya
    19 ditë më parë

    A spider with 3D maneuver gear? She's gonna attack a titan or something?

  13. Mandy0456
    19 ditë më parë

    I'm only here because I found Michael on my Tinder and uhh

  14. Diane Wallace
    Diane Wallace
    19 ditë më parë

    Wow- so cool

  15. Pocky Styx
    Pocky Styx
    20 ditë më parë

    What a clever adaption; nature is amazing. Been watching a lot of So I'm a Spider, so what? And this almost feels like something out of an anime lol

  16. Koushik Thakur
    Koushik Thakur
    20 ditë më parë

    So cheetahs experience 1.3 G force while running We experience 1G while falling Le antelope : Did I just spot a spotted thing falling .... a little faster?

  17. Dorian Nox
    Dorian Nox
    20 ditë më parë

    Interesting video yet again 😃 I can’t complain 💎, I love this channel ♥️

  18. RicoDuroska
    20 ditë më parë

    holy crap he got fat

  19. Indi1O McColn
    Indi1O McColn
    20 ditë më parë

    Is it me or was there a different thumbnail

  20. Cancandoo
    20 ditë më parë

    Slingshot Spider >SS...

  21. Henry Tang
    Henry Tang
    21 ditë më parë

    Generally smaller organisms can take more G's. Their bodies are much lighter but tissue strength decreases much slower as size goes down. It's likely that many small insects can take 100s of G's.

  22. Edoc
    21 ditë më parë

    I haven't been watching scishow for months... WHAT HAPPENED TO YOUR HAIR?

  23. lxndrlbr
    21 ditë më parë

    1:39 1g is not the acceleration falling but instead the exact opposite: it is the acceleration felt *not* falling. Free fall would make you sense 0 g, like in the space station. A pilot experiences 1 g in level flight.

  24. areamusicale
    21 ditë më parë

    what if it misses the target? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Does it get cannon-balled away?

  25. Uncle M
    Uncle M
    21 ditë më parë

    Well done for using centimetres.

  26. Aquarium Fuzz
    Aquarium Fuzz
    21 ditë më parë

    "One g- what an object feels while falling." Nope, 1 g is what you feel when you're NOT falling. If you're falling, you don't feel it. Even Einstein said it.

  27. sdfkjgh
    21 ditë më parë

    0:14 Spider be raisin' its arm like That's how Spiders do.

  28. LinuxDragon57
    21 ditë më parë

    I want a pet slingshot spider now

  29. Old Time Farm Boy
    Old Time Farm Boy
    21 ditë më parë

    Actually, you feel zero G when you are falling.

  30. Andrew Deck
    Andrew Deck
    21 ditë më parë

    Ug, super annoyed with the comparison of jet pilots to these spiders, way different exposure times!

  31. mutantmaster1
    21 ditë më parë

    Slingshot Spider: the only spider to YEET itself

  32. TheNerd
    21 ditë më parë

    So, according to brilliant Einstein has white hair but a black moustache. That’s science!

  33. Arceus 112
    Arceus 112
    22 ditë më parë

    There is this video about how small bugs survive fall damage, because they are so small Small mass small kinetic energy on impact Also why ants can pick up over 9thousand times their body weight Its a video check it out

  34. Dexter Travis
    Dexter Travis
    22 ditë më parë

    spiders are takin all our jobs

  35. ithenoob
    22 ditë më parë

    i thought they would catapult themselves

  36. kk tt
    kk tt
    22 ditë më parë

    why you fat now?

  37. totalfreedom45
    22 ditë më parë

    They put fighter pilots to shame but...why can't slingshot spiders become pilots? Because they only know how to tailspin. 🕸️🕷️ 🤓

  38. God Yeeter
    God Yeeter
    22 ditë më parë

    When u

  39. 12XENN4
    22 ditë më parë

    It would be cool to see spiderman do this in a movie. Someone send this to Marvel

  40. Brian Rhodes
    Brian Rhodes
    22 ditë më parë

    Wouldn't falling be 0g? 1g should be static force exerted on everything on the surface of the earth, if I'm getting my g forces right.

  41. Mark Heap
    Mark Heap
    22 ditë më parë

    Ah so instead of Top Gun its Top Arachnid...

  42. N Z
    N Z
    22 ditë më parë

    i kniw its nitpicking but 1g is actually the acceleration you feel standing still on the planet

  43. The Phenom
    The Phenom
    22 ditë më parë

    We tend to think of these little creatures as nothing much... But when you truly examine their lifestyles, you marvel at their remarkable ingenuity!

  44. Zaina
    22 ditë më parë

    Cool spider........yet you can break his home by a single hand movement.

  45. Oxazepam65
    22 ditë më parë

    An elephant would also survive 130 Gs. No big deal. 🐘

  46. tracishea
    22 ditë më parë

    Imagine if these had evolved to be as big as tarantulas... Maybe there's a God. 😂

  47. Gabriel Andrade Ferraz
    Gabriel Andrade Ferraz
    22 ditë më parë


  48. Jerry Tiong
    Jerry Tiong
    22 ditë më parë

    i once saw an insect move like 12 frame per second animation, it is like teleport from 1 place to another, i wonder what insect it is how fast they can move until it can fool my eye. the distance isn't far, i think only around 1cm each time it move, but i just can't see the motion in between. just like magic

  49. Richard Bielut
    Richard Bielut
    22 ditë më parë

    Ya boi is getting thicccc. That friggin hair is gorgeous too.

  50. Eastern fence Lizard
    Eastern fence Lizard
    22 ditë më parë

    The Bart Simpson of spiders.

  51. Neo2266
    22 ditë më parë

    You know what... the title is all I need

  52. G A L L A R D S
    G A L L A R D S
    22 ditë më parë

    There are many several spiders that use different tricks to catch food using their web.

  53. Teddy Sundin
    Teddy Sundin
    22 ditë më parë

    How many G's did you pull today? - YES!

  54. PjotrV1971
    22 ditë më parë

    Video hosted, as is proper, by Michael Arachnid.

  55. Marc Abelha
    Marc Abelha
    22 ditë më parë

    Fun fact: An F-16 can pull 9 G's, F15's about 14 G's, with the right technique you might survive, but the plane might not. You don't do this for fun, actually. The pilot has to exercise hard to achieve this, most importantly the very technical ability to maintain blood in the brain and not pass out. Without training and proper conditions, 3 G's maybe fatal. Kudos to the SS training program.

  56. Laura Reed
    Laura Reed
    22 ditë më parë

    That was fascinating! Thanks for sharing 😃

  57. Titus Tucker
    Titus Tucker
    22 ditë më parë

    We've got several species of Jumping spiders which I get a kick out of watching (they are the Raptors of the spider world), unlike spiders that use webs to catch prey these guys go after them, using their silk producing gland to hang onto structures.

    1. al saunders
      al saunders
      15 ditë më parë

      I used to have one that lived in the lampshade next to the couch. If you paid attention sometimes you would see it drop from in the lampshade onto a fly or mosquito that was flying by. It was cool. Even visitors that didn't care for spiders thought so. 🤓🍻

  58. DaxXx988
    22 ditë më parë

    Wow this guy managed to tune his voice melody to the OG.

  59. Dan McNeill
    Dan McNeill
    22 ditë më parë

    ... unfortunately we don't experience G forces while falling. Otherwise, cool video, just a nitpick.

  60. verdatum
    22 ditë më parë


  61. Ashur420
    22 ditë më parë

    2021 the return of the mullet

  62. Claudenir Fonseca
    Claudenir Fonseca
    22 ditë më parë

    Is acceleration even an issue for such a light creature?

  63. Little Forest
    Little Forest
    22 ditë më parë

    Well, you do not "feel" any acceleration when you are falling, you feel it, when you are sitting or standing on the ground. So yes, a falling object accelerates with 1 g, but it does not "experience" or "feel" it, so the example does not make much sense for showing what you experience for certain accelerations.

  64. Isaah Wilder
    Isaah Wilder
    22 ditë më parë

    Hmm so spiderman can also withstand a fuckton of G's

  65. Mr. IISc
    Mr. IISc
    22 ditë më parë

    Please make a video to explain this: Why are all the Galaxies 2D in spatial structures, i.e. elliptical, irregular 2D structures etc.? Why are the Galaxies NOT 3D in spatial structures, such as oval, sphere or something else of 3D structure? Similarly, Solar systems are also approximately around 2D in spatial shape, but not having 3D spatial structures. Why so?

  66. victorpapaavp
    22 ditë më parë

    These spiders go to Six flags and think it's a snooze fest...

  67. Saberus Terras
    Saberus Terras
    22 ditë më parë

    0:15 "Scientists have cataloged over 45k species of spider" **Spider** "_Hai, frens!_"

  68. William Oldaker
    William Oldaker
    22 ditë më parë

    Does this count as tool use?

  69. Seth Brooks
    Seth Brooks
    22 ditë më parë

    So, do you by chance have a video on the highest acceleration of all species?

  70. Pierce Ali
    Pierce Ali
    22 ditë më parë

    Hi! Can you talk about inbreeding in fish? Beneficial and bad effects. Thank you.

  71. SkeletoPedia - Anatomy Education
    SkeletoPedia - Anatomy Education
    22 ditë më parë

    2020: COVID 2021: Attack of the slingshot spiders

  72. Sanderen X
    Sanderen X
    22 ditë më parë

    1:40 Just a correction here, 1G is the acceleration an object is ACTED UPON when falling, but the object FEELS 0G. An object at ground on the other hand, FEELS 1G

  73. Mister Awesome
    Mister Awesome
    22 ditë më parë

    Just pure logic and science to blow your mind.

  74. Mark Vallejo
    Mark Vallejo
    22 ditë më parë

    Dude that’s literally insane

  75. Anish aditya Esharyen
    Anish aditya Esharyen
    22 ditë më parë

    Why not use this catapult system to propel and launch rockets into space. This is something I'm working on as an Undergraduate. I know the first question will be, what acts as a sling in the system ? Well, we can make use of the air and vacuum. A system that resembles a syringe. I dont wanna go deep cuz you know how a syringe sucks and shoots. One important thing that we should take in consideration,the object that's gonna be launched should be in contact with the piston like a rock in a catapult or else the sling would damage the object severely. Note: I'm not saying to stop fuel based systems. This launching method might help us escape the gravity and leave earths atmosphere, the two hardest stages of a launching. The fuel can be used after entering the space. Its quick, fuel efficient, eco friendly (cuz the fuel is burned outside earths atmosphere), pretty agile too.

  76. Sync Ninja
    Sync Ninja
    22 ditë më parë

    So what I sling I'm a spider

  77. Sourabh Gharde
    Sourabh Gharde
    22 ditë më parë

    This isn't new. I think the resurch was published about 7 years ago...

  78. Rocket Science
    Rocket Science
    22 ditë më parë

    But an object doesn't "feel" acceleration when falling. It feels weightless.

  79. Helgefan
    22 ditë më parë

    I hate it when accelerations are compared at completely different size scales as if they are analogous. It's not remarkable that humans and jet planes are extremely massive, inert and therefore sluggish compared to a tiny insect. To be physically meaningful, compare it to a flea jumping, the flap of a house fly's wing or something else at that scale.

  80. 6612770PLUS
    22 ditë më parë

    Would've loved to have seen a slo-mo close view of a successful capture in this

  81. The Thing
    The Thing
    22 ditë më parë

    “puts fighter pilots to shame” Spider: has thousands of years to evolve the ability to catapult itself. Fighter Pilot: Trains for years and wears special suit to protect their body

  82. twocvbloke
    22 ditë më parë

    At that size they're not scary, if they were 10cm across, hell no!!!!! :P

  83. alisoncircus
    22 ditë më parë

    7 legs up. The eighth is hanging on to that tension line.

  84. Andrew Bell
    Andrew Bell
    22 ditë më parë

    Slingshot spiders, now that's what I call a real David and Goliath story.

  85. MrBlaq
    22 ditë më parë

    Been eatin' good I see

  86. Mercy,Prod.
    22 ditë më parë

    You don't get it. The spider made a sniper. Or a rifle. He just shoots forward, 6-7 times 🤣🤣🤣🤣

  87. William Swedin
    William Swedin
    22 ditë më parë

    "The fastest known acceleration of any arachnid" That is nightmare fuel.

  88. leexabyz
    22 ditë më parë

    Ahh... The next sci-fi horror movie: giant alien slingshot spiders vs the airforce/spaceforce Also, nitpick: 1g is felt when *not* falling. Falling is 0g

    1. RavenAdventwings
      22 ditë më parë

      Blargh. I keep confusing those terms all the time. Thank you for clearing that up.

    2. Lone Starr
      Lone Starr
      22 ditë më parë

      @RavenAdventwings Free fall can not be told apart from the absence of a gravitational field by the Einstein equivalence principle. In particular, you do not experience force in free fall (at least not as long as it lasts). So leexabyz is right: 1g is the acceleration felt while standing on the surface of Earth (give or take some decimal places depending on where exactly you stand). And yes, it's an acceleration: To mimic the same effect within a spacecraft, this spacecraft would have to accelerate upwards (meaning orthogonally to the plane you intend to stand on) constantly by 9.81 m/s².

    3. RavenAdventwings
      22 ditë më parë

      @vraj patel two similar things. What you're describing is the mechanical force being applied to you as a stationary object. What I'm describing is the force of acceleration within a frame of reference. While they can both be described as 1G, you are describing [F] (force) while I am describing [A] (acceleration)

    4. vraj patel
      vraj patel
      22 ditë më parë

      @RavenAdventwings Nice try Actually regardless if you are accelerating or not you(anything) can experience g force. So in free fall(in earth) and on the earth the force experienced is 1g

    5. RavenAdventwings
      22 ditë më parë

      Nice try. 1g is the force of ACCELERATION when in free fall. If you're not falling, you're not accelerating.

  89. b22chris
    22 ditë më parë

    Gyms still closed in CA?

  90. Rhandz Rhaven Maaghop
    Rhandz Rhaven Maaghop
    22 ditë më parë

    So A cockroach flying or a Slingshot spider flinging at ya Pick one

  91. Simon Winterstein
    Simon Winterstein
    22 ditë më parë

    1:49 I think this comparison is not really representative, since fighter pilot withstand those "low" G Forces for several seconds in very tight turns. The spider experiences the 130G for fractions of a second. Human testing showed that a person can endure 20-40G for little more than a second (1300ms) and not black out. If the time of de/acceleration is further decreased much higher Gs can be expected.

  92. KS183
    22 ditë më parë

    Really dumb comparison of G load. Prolonged Gs aren't the same as instantaneous G-loads. Humans have been known to survive dozens/hundreds of Gs in race car crashes for example. Not only that, but vertical G loads are completely different (in our biology) than horizontal G-loads. Not to mention our biology is completely different from SPIDERS. I would appreciate the video without the needless clickbait title.

  93. Nate Cj Foster
    Nate Cj Foster
    22 ditë më parë

    I can do this too but it's frowned upon

  94. Drew Stevenson
    Drew Stevenson
    22 ditë më parë

    One G shouldn’t be what’s felt when falling when you feel none, you meant standing I think.

  95. Born Justice Rule
    Born Justice Rule
    22 ditë më parë

    Divine Intelligent Design 🤲🏿🌊🌌🤙🏿

  96. Puckett Cigar Box Guitar
    Puckett Cigar Box Guitar
    22 ditë më parë

    simply AMAZING

  97. KS183
    22 ditë më parë

    The premise and title of this video are really dumb. Fighter pilots (humans) are much more massive and only cannot withstand 13g for prolonged periods of time because the brain cannot receive enough oxygenated blood. Most humans can experience/suffer many dozens of Gs and survive, provided the time the load was exerted is very short (like this spider's shot). Honestly, this spider's behaviour and biology are interesting enough without making an infantile and nonsensical comparison to humans.

  98. Free Spirit
    Free Spirit
    22 ditë më parë

    🕷s are COOL❣🕷❤

  99. JellyAntz
    22 ditë më parë

    So basically spider jockey?

    22 ditë më parë

    Writing a novel about a spider with a human mind making this sort of trap yesterday and recommended with this vid today. I did not know that they actually exist.

    1. HALFandDOUBLE
      22 ditë më parë

      Truly, fact is just as impressive as fiction.