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I now found that the spider cannot fix its thread to anything without imprinting the hind part of its body on the place, by which pressure it emits an incredible number of excessively small threads diverging in every direction from whence we may conclude that as soon as the threads are exposed to the air, they lose their viscosity or gluey quality.

Antonie van Leeuwenhoek

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Author Profession: Scientist
Nationality: Dutch
Born: 1632
Died: 1723

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