Spiders are present on every continent except for Antarctica and there are approximately 40, 000 different species on the planet.

Two small late 19th century portraits painted on cobwebs are kept in the Charles Deering McCormick Library of Special Collections at Northwestern University.

Black Spider is the name of a lot of fictional characters who play the role of supervillains in DC Comics. The first two were enemies of Batman. One of the villain suffers injuries during an episode that leaves his face looking like a disfigured web of scars, giving his choice of codename an ironic touch