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How Many Knees Does a Spider Have?

Female jumping spider, look at those legs! (Photo: Wiki Commons)

Spider Knees in the Know

I had a reader e-mail me for a 10 year old student who wanted to know exactly how many knees a spider has.  If you Google the answer you get a web page that is aimed at kids and has the absolutely wrong answer as the first choice. This always infuriates me because they offer an easy, off-the-cuff quick answer that requires absolutely no thought or research. I hate it when people play down to kids and don't do the work required to give an accurate answer. So here goes my attempt.

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