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PostPosted: Thu Jul 15, 2010 8:04 am 
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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/7890 ... nkers.html

This loosely relates to a recent thread about arachnophobia, but what I like about it is that the children took a well known "old wives tale", put it to the test using sound scientific processes, succeeded in disproving the theory and were honoured at the highest levels for their work! :)

Some might suggest that they were able to work on such project because they didn't have to cram for a science SAT exam, but I wouldn't dream of being so controversial. :wink:

Anyone care to put the story about St Swithin's Day to the test? :roll:

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 16, 2010 7:08 pm 
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Marylou, could you please point me in the direction of the arachnophobia thread?

And does anyone know what spiders are afraid of? (Please don't say humans; there is no way any large spider is as afraid of me as I am of it! :oops: )


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Enjoy. :lol:


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 16, 2010 7:15 pm 
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Stevew61 beat me to it.

KS10 wrote:
Marylou, could you please point me in the direction of the arachnophobia thread?

And does anyone know what spiders are afraid of? (Please don't say humans; there is no way any large spider is as afraid of me as I am of it! :oops: )


No, I never bought that line about them being more afraid of you than you are of them, either! :roll:

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 16, 2010 9:38 pm 
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Thank you!

Found it very interesting and am now off to post on that thread.


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