The average human will eat EIGHT spiders in their lifetime! (56k go away)

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#1 Posted by uberbra (1827 posts) -

Ok so ive seen on several internet sources and heard by earthat the average human will eat 8 spiders in their lifetime

IN YOUR SLEEP. they crawl into our mouths as we dream the night away.....

and for those of you who life in south america or africa, you probably will eat a TARANTULA OR TWO IN YOUR LIFETIME!

MMMMM DAMN THAT LOOKS TASTY.

so what is OT'sthoughts on this disturbing fact?

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#2 Posted by WhiteSnake5000 (12454 posts) -

I'm pretty sure I don't eat spiders in my sleep.

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#3 Posted by Crazyguy105 (9513 posts) -

You just grossed me out. D:

Now I don't feel like eating mah cookies. :[

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#4 Posted by MgamerBD (17550 posts) -
I heard they are high in protein :D
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#6 Posted by 194197844077667059316682358889 (49173 posts) -
Well, I find it's always a good idea to treat facts found on the internet as totally and incontrovertibly reliable
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#7 Posted by megagene (23153 posts) -
Well that's a relief. I had heard that it was three or four every year.
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#8 Posted by CptJSparrow (10897 posts) -
How do they know?
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#9 Posted by uberbra (1827 posts) -

eat 8 spiders willingly or by mistake?Mkavanaugh77

by mistake, since its inyour sleep

unless your dreaming about eating spiders....in which case i guess its a dream come true :P

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#10 Posted by Immortalica (6309 posts) -
I don't think anybody's eating tarantulas in their sleep...
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#11 Posted by roosuu (1081 posts) -
I'm pretty sure this myth originated from a Snapple bottle's cap.
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#12 Posted by uberbra (1827 posts) -

Well that's a relief. I had heard that it was three or four every year.megagene

dude i heard from a few people it was up to 12 a year! but i just said the one i heard the most of which is 8. i be some people do eat that many though...

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#13 Posted by 1hit (209 posts) -

I remember hearing that humans accidently eat spiders (house spiders)during our sleep. They crawl in our mouths apparently. :|

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#14 Posted by hayate-nogotoku (69 posts) -
that is really disturbing
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#15 Posted by Toriko42 (27562 posts) -
I'll save this thread from exploding and just say it's confirmed not true
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#16 Posted by 8732_YoungJeezy (1656 posts) -

um wow?

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#17 Posted by uberbra (1827 posts) -

I'll save this thread from exploding and just say it's confirmed not trueToriko42

i read this & then looked at youravatar and i burst out laughing :lol:

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#18 Posted by vickkyyfails (33 posts) -
I heard about that... thats really creepy.
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#19 Posted by bballm10 (1025 posts) -

I've heard that statistic before, but I don't understand how they would successfully come up with that number..

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#20 Posted by gameguy6700 (12197 posts) -

That's just an urban legend. How could you even think that it's possible to eat tarantuals in your sleep? They're pretty big, I'd think you'd notice if one managed to pry your mouth open and walk inside.

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#21 Posted by Gallion-Beast (35803 posts) -
I've always called bull on that "fact". I find it hard to believe that someone observed enough people for their entire lives to get a worldwide average of how many spiders they ate. Which means it could only be made up.
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#22 Posted by joesh89 (8489 posts) -

NOMNOM! there rich in protein!

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#23 Posted by GabuEx (36552 posts) -

My thoughts are that it is false.

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#24 Posted by yabbicoke (4069 posts) -

Hasn't this been debunked already?

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#25 Posted by Omni-Slash (54450 posts) -
Nom Nom Nom...
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#26 Posted by uberbra (1827 posts) -

My thoughts are that it is false.

GabuEx

i dont know whether to hug you or punch you....

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#27 Posted by GodofBigMacs (6440 posts) -
... TC... WTH is wrong with you?
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#28 Posted by LeGoofyGoober (3168 posts) -

this is just a myth.

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#29 Posted by bigblunt537 (6904 posts) -

I think the numbers inflated from cultures that eat spiders on the regular.

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#30 Posted by zobo93 (1254 posts) -

I dont belive this

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#31 Posted by MajorSport (2148 posts) -
...buckets...of...spiders... *shivers*
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#32 Posted by -Shooter- (4295 posts) -

Yumm, I love crunchy spiders :P

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#33 Posted by -Russ93 (1556 posts) -

yeah, but they wouldn't be THAT big.

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#34 Posted by pierst179 (10803 posts) -

OT - Giving people nightmares since 1946.

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#35 Posted by Razor-Lazor (12763 posts) -
In other news, it was confirmed yesterday that a ghost boy is seen in the movie Three Men and a Baby...
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#36 Posted by Supermario2800 (659 posts) -

They are so tasty!!!

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#37 Posted by ps3wizard45 (12905 posts) -

I'm pretty sure this myth originated from a Snapple bottle's cap.roosuu
Yeah... I think so to...

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#38 Posted by Tsunami23 (1352 posts) -

I'm guessing I'm the only one who snacks on spiders in their spare time?

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#39 Posted by bobaban (10560 posts) -

I've always called bull on that "fact". I find it hard to believe that someone observed enough people for their entire lives to get a worldwide average of how many spiders they ate. Which means it could only be made up.Gallion-Beast
Pretty much. No such study would get approval it would cost way to much money.

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#40 Posted by ramjam23 (188 posts) -

Actually it's 8 a year.

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#41 Posted by metroidfood (11175 posts) -

I thought that everyone knew this statistic was fake already...

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#42 Posted by hamstergeddon (7188 posts) -

I'm pretty sure I don't eat spiders in my sleep.

WhiteSnake5000
Me too. And if I do, I'd notice if a tarantula crawled in my mouth during my sleep
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#43 Posted by Mercenary848 (11013 posts) -

No offense but you kind of creeped me out.

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#44 Posted by Mercenary848 (11013 posts) -

Also it is not true, you will hae to buy them if you want to eat spiders.

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#45 Posted by mayforcebeyou (2703 posts) -
thats it only eight, thats notr much
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#46 Posted by waffle57 (1307 posts) -
http://www.snopes.com/science/stats/spiders.asp Fake.
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#47 Posted by DJ-Lafleur (35510 posts) -

I find that fact hard to believe. How would anybody find this out, or study this?

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#48 Posted by Rikusaki (16474 posts) -

I'm pretty sure I don't eat spiders in my sleep.

WhiteSnake5000
OMG. Your sig made me laugh so hard! :lol:
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#49 Posted by btaylor2404 (11353 posts) -
I've heard this many times as well, seeing as how I am terribly afraid of spiders, I really hope it's not true.
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#50 Posted by martialbullet (10948 posts) -

I don't believe that! :x