SPIDERS FOR BREAKFAST?  YUM!

How many times have you heard someone talk about the number of bugs and spiders we eat in a year's time while we are sleeping? That's horrifying for someone who has arachnophobia.

What is the actual number of spiders you eat each year? You'll be happy to find out, that actually the answer is:  NONE.

I ALMOST DRANK A SPIDER

It's true. I was playing music at an outdoor festival several years ago. I set my can of pop down as I was getting ready to go on stage. When I picked it back up, it was getting dark; I felt something brush against my lip...I looked down and what did I see?  A spider web!!! It actually made a web over the top of my can in a matter of 20 minutes...That was horrifying!

THE MYTH BUSTERS

 

It's a myth that people swallow 8 to 10 spiders each year while they sleep. Arachnid Curators at The Burke Museum of Natural History & Culture in Seattle, say it's highly unlikely that a spider would just take a little jaunt into your mouth. They actually see you as part of the landscape; not really a person. We're huge.

Fact Checker: ScientificAmerican.com.