Sign of the Impending Apocalypse: It's Raining Spiders in Australia
NOPE! NOPE! NOPE!
If you plan a trip to Goulburn, Australia, check the forecast, because over the last couple days it's been sunny with a chance of spiders. And no, that is not weather lingo — the sky is literally full of spiders falling to the ground like snow.
Though it sounds like something out of a horror film, a "spider storm" is apparently normal. To migrate, some spiders engage in a process called ballooning, in which they cast out their silk to create what amounts to a butt parachute that catches the wind and carries them away. Here's what it looks like up close:
Not that bad — just nature doing its weird nature thing. But when thousands of spiders decide to take a group trip, it gets pretty gnarly.
The most recent spider storm in Australia is one thing:
But this one from Brazil two years ago it downright terrifying:
Good luck sleeping tonight.