Penn Jillette is now a spider! Jason Bond with Alabama's Auburn University has named a species of trapdoor spider after him. The Aptostichus pennjillettei, or Atomic Penn Jillette spider, hides in a burrow and spins webs across the entrance to catch prey and keep out predators.
It grows to roughly the size of a quarter and makes its home near the test site outpost of Mercury, lurking in a swath of desert bathed repeatedly by the light of nuclear blasts. The rust-colored spider is native to the desert near Nevada's nuclear testing facility. In real life, Penn says he'd likely "scream like a little girl" at the sight of a spider. See the spider.