Spiders are just like cats: they too like chasing laser pointers – ZME Science


Recommended by Ronald Stiles, Published on June 19th, 2017

Spiders get a lot of bad rep, and most of it is completely unwarranted. After all, theyre much more like pets than wed care to consider. Theyre small and fluffy most of the time, and like a guard dog, they keep intruders out of your house intruders, in this case, being unwanted insects. As it turns out, they have something in common with cats too: they love chasing laser pointers!

I could watch this on repeat for hours.

We have scientists on Twitter to thank for this discovery, which as it turns out, was common knowledge for some (completely new to me though).

It all started withJamie Lomax, an astronomer from the University of Washington. Lomax spends most of her work time looking at massive objects far outside our solar system, but one time, she found herself interrupted by something much smaller, and much closer.

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