(imported from the old site)
Over on Wired they are running a short piece titled “10 Worst Evolutionary Designs” that is full of little gems, like this one:
5: Goliath bird-eating spider exoskeleton. This giant spider can climb trees to hunt very mobile prey. Yet it has a shell so fragile it practically explodes when it falls? Well, at least it can produce silk to make a sail. Oh, wait — it can’t!