The title of World’s Largest Spider goes to the male goliath bird-eating spider of South America. It has a record leg-span of 28 cm (11 in) – big enough cover a dinner plate. It is found in the coastal rainforests of Surinam, Guyana and French Guiana. If you like finding out lots of ‘biggest’ and ‘scariest’ facts, make sure you enter our competition to win a copy of Guinness World Records: Science and Stuff.