Related Program: Talk of the Nation on AM 870 NewsTalk Why Don't Spiders Get Stuck In Their Webs? By editor • Mar 30, 2012 Related Program: Talk of the Nation on AM 870 NewsTalk TweetShareGoogle+Email This mystery has plagued arachnologists for decades. William Eberhard and Daniel Briceno untangle the web question in a paper in the journal Naturwissenschaften. The answer has to do with spiders' oily, hairy legs. TweetShareGoogle+EmailView the discussion thread.