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Slingshot Spider

The carnivals in town! But this is a carnival with a special twist; each ride is based on a special animal ability! There's Bombardier Beetle Blasters, The Mantis Shrimp Punching Bag and, the scariest ride of them all, the Slingshot Spider Catapult! Based off the Slingshot Spider's ability to accelerate itself 100 times faster than a cheetah, will Guy and Mindy be able to handle the g-forces!?
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  • The carnivals in town! But this is a carnival with a special twist; each ride is based on a special animal ability! There's Bombardier Beetle Blasters, The Mantis Shrimp Punching Bag and, the scariest ride of them all, the Slingshot Spider Catapult! Based off the Slingshot Spider's ability to accelerate itself 100 times faster than a cheetah, will Guy and Mindy be able to handle the g-forces!?

  • Want to learn more about the science behind the Peruvian slingshot spider? Clickhereto see some of the resources we used to help write this episode!
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