Spiders on Drugs

Submitted by on November 8, 2010 Art

A while back, someone at NASA came up with a crazy experiment to test the toxicity of drugs; give them to spiders and see what kind of webs they spin. I guess the idea was that the more toxic the drug, the more deformed the web would be. The results are a bit surprising, with caffeine, one of the most commonly ingested drugs, yielding one of the most disturbed web structures.  But this is all old news.

Fast forward 15 years, and this dude (Guillaume Le Houx), made bowls out of them. No, not that kind of bowl.

Now I’m just going out on a limb here, but a vessel that is 90% empty space is going to have a hard time holding things, which just happens to be a bowl’s primary function. The results are pretty cool looking, but unfortunately they’re just concepts for now.

If you’re looking for some more scientific reading here’s the NASA article.

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