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67. What do you call the kind of spider (or spider-like creature) that has an oval-shaped body and extremely long legs?
     a. daddy long leg(s) (94.28%)
     b. daddy big legs (1.09%)
     c. daddy (bug) (0.02%)
     d. father longlegs (0.03%)
     e. granddaddy (0.49%)
     f. daddy graybeard (0.02%)
     g. daddy spider (0.00%)
     h. harvestman (0.16%)
     i. moskeet spider (0.03%)
     j. pointer (0.00%)
     k. shepherd spider (0.00%)
     l. other (3.89%)
     (10704 respondents)

All Results

Choice a: daddy long leg(s)

Choice b: daddy big legs

Choice c: daddy (bug)

Choice d: father longlegs

Choice e: granddaddy

Choice f: daddy graybeard

Choice g: daddy spider

Choice h: harvestman

Choice i: moskeet spider

Choice j: pointer

Choice k: shepherd spider

Choice l: other