Whether you’re afraid of spiders or not, it’s hard to deny that this spider web at the Ranch is visually beautiful. It’s also an amazing substance.
You’ve likely read how strong spider silk is. Just a few amazing facts. Its tensile strength is comparable to high-grade steel with only one-fifth the density of steel. A strand long enough to encircle the earth would weigh less than 18 ounces. Spider silk is also flexible: you can stretch it 1.5 times its relaxed length.