Oddities News Archive - November 14, 2011
Male nursery web spiders (Pisaura mirabilis) prepare silk-wrapped gifts to give to potential mates, and will also 'play dead' if a female moves away and then attempt to re-establish mating.
Word of the Day
- One of a pair of round metal cymbals attached to the fingers and struck together for rhythm and percussion in belly dancing.
The word 'zill' comes from a Turkish word meaning "cymbals".